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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
December 31, 2020
Dear Membership,

With the end of another year upon us, we thank our members for their dedication to helping solar+storage thrive in Arizona in 2020. Please keep reading for important reminders, and as always, the latest updates on renewable energy in our state and across the country.

The nominations to serve on the AriSEIA Board of Directors are being accepted until Midnight tomorrow, January 1, 2021. If you are interested in serving, please email Nicole@ariseia.org declaring your interest, and provide a bio and a statement as to why you wish to run for the Board of Directors. Once the nomination period has closed, the Elections Committee will announce the accepted nominations. Our membership will then vote at our Annual Membership meeting on February 5, 2021 from noon – 1:30 pm MST. This year we will meet virtually. Please make sure to save the date and register here.

As always, if there are any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

At your service,
Nicole LaSlavic 
AriSEIA Executive Director
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Register Now: AriSEIA Annual Membership Meeting
Attention AriSEIA Members!

Our Annual Membership Meeting will take place on February 5, 2021 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. This year we will meet virtually. Please make sure to save the date and register here. We will hear from Commissioner Elect Anna Tovar, receive a regulatory and legislative update, vote on Board of Directors nominations, and much more.

What: AriSEIA Annual Membership Meeting
When: February 5, 2021 - 12 to 1:30 p.m. MST
Where: Virtual

We look forward to connecting with all of our members at this important meeting. Until then, we wish you a happy and healthy new year.
Solar+Storage Industry Updates
SEIA: COVID Aid Package Makes Initial Commitment to a Clean Energy Recovery

Congress has passed broad end-of-year legislation that includes significant benefits for solar energy. The full legislative package combines a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package and an omnibus spending bill for 2021 with tax extenders and energy policy changes.

The legislation provides a two-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and additional funding for research and development, including on soft costs critical to distributed energy deployment and support for more sensible access to federal lands for renewable energy projects.

Notable Dates:
  • January 1 - AriSEIA Board of Directors Nominations Deadline

  • January 4 - ACC Special Open Meeting Swearing In Ceremony (Details Here)

  • January 4 - SRP District Board Meeting (Details Here)

  • January 5 - SRP District Council Meeting (Details Here)

  • January 11 - Arizona Legislature Session Begins

  • January 12 & 13 - ACC Open Meeting (Info Here)

  • February 5 - AriSEIA Annual Membership Meeting (Register Here)
Local and National Updates
Clean Energy Can Power America’s Economic Recovery
A recent analysis of federal data shows workers in the clean energy sector β€” which includes renewable energy, energy efficiency, grid modernization, storage, clean fuels and vehicles β€” earn 25% more than the national median wage.
Bipartisan Bill Extends the Investment Tax Credit
Congress has reached a bipartisan deal that contains important emergency relief measures for the renewable energy industry, including a two-year extension of the investment tax credit (ITC) – critical to the solar power industry.
Opinion: Clean energy and innovation could be a boon for Arizona's economy
Arizona is emerging as a national leader in technology and innovation, including developing and adopting clean and renewable energy solutions for our advanced economy. Yet, like other states around the country, Arizona has not been spared the economic consequences of COVID-19. While indicators suggest our state may be faring better than others, huge sectors of our economy have suffered financial losses.
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Become an AriSEIA Member or Renew Today!
Now is the perfect time to renew or become an AriSEIA member! AriSEIA membership comes with various benefits, including access to industry resources and events, visibility and promotion for your organization, opportunities to participate in innovative policy efforts, and so much more.

If you are already a member and want to renew, click here. If you are not yet a member, click here to learn more about our membership levels and how you can join us in advancing solar and storage in sunny Arizona! To become a member, join online or contact us.

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