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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
October 8, 2020
Dear members,

Recently, AriSEIA invited all six candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission to participate in our candidate series. This series was an opportunity for members of AriSEIA and the public to hear directly from the candidates to gain a better understanding of their views on the solar and renewable energy industry in Arizona. Ultimately, three out of the six who were invited chose to participate in the series: former Commissioner Bill Mundell, Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar, and former Cave Creek Councilwoman Shea Stanfield.

For those who missed any of the candidate series, visit this blog to view a recording of the call with former Commissioner Bill Mundell, as well as candidate questionnaires from Anna Tovar and Shea Stanfield.

In other election-related news: If you have yet to register to vote, a federal judge granted a last-minute extension to register last week. Though there has already been an appeal filed, the new and current deadline to register to vote is 5:00 pm on October 23, 2020. If you do not know the status of your voter registration, please check here. If you are not registered to vote, please do so here

Lastly, October 7th is the first day for counties to mail ballots to voters and the first day of in-person early voting. October 23rd is the last day to request a ballot by mail or to sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List. If you do vote by mail, please mail your ballot as soon as possible and no later than Tuesday, October 27th. If you are unable to mail your ballot back by Tuesday, October 27, you should return it to any voting location or secure ballot-drop box in your county by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Most importantly, election day is Tuesday, November 3rd and all ballots (in-person or dropped off) must be received by 7 p.m.

At your service,
Nicole LaSlavic 
AriSEIA Executive Director
AriSEIA Updates
ACC Energy Rules Discussion and Vote:
At their October 13-14 Open Meeting next week, the ACC will discuss and vote on proposed changes to the state’s Energy Rules. Click here to view the agenda, and here to view the docket for this important decision. Click here to view a joint letter from AriSEIA and other solar advocates in the docket.
Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Series:
Thank you to those who joined us for our ACC candidate series forums with Anna Tovar, Bill Mundell, and Shea Stanfield! Please click here to view our discussion with Bill Mundell and candidate questionnaires from Anna Tovar and Shea Stanfield. AriSEIA will continue to keep you updated on developments in this important election.
APS General Rate Case:
AriSEIA is still looking for members to join our APS General Rate Case Steering Committee! If you're interested, please contact Court Rich with any questions.

AriSEIA Member Toolkit:
If you are an AriSEIA member and have not received the Member Toolkit, please contact membership@arisiea.org to request the link. The toolkit contains assets you can use to promote your involvement in the organization, share the work we're doing, invite others to join, and more. The toolkit also includes important links and information for members, like details on dues and our referral plan. Thanks for helping us advance solar + energy storage in sunny Arizona!
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Solar Industry Updates
SEIA Challenges FERC's Surprise Changes to PURPA
SEIA is challenging a FERC decision that changes the way power production is measured for solar Qualifying Facilities under PURPA, overturning 40 years of precedent and undermining competition. Click here to learn more.
Notable Dates:
  • October 13 & 14 - ACC Open Meeting

Local and National Updates
Ties to APS, goals for clean energy debated by 6 candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission
Candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission exposed a wide rift between Republicans and Democrats over clean-energy support on Wednesday, during what may be the only debate for the statewide office before the November election. 
House passes massive clean energy bill amid Trump veto threat, Senate uncertainty
The House passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, a companion bill to the Senate Energy Innovation Act. The renewable energy industry was critical of the bill's perceived shortcomings on direct aid to clean energy.
U.S. solar generation grows 22.2% even through coronavirus pandemic
Notwithstanding the coronavirus pandemic, renewable energy sources continue to expand their share of the nation’s energy production and consumption as well as electricity generation, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data in two reports just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
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