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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
January 14, 2021
Good afternoon AriSEIA members,

It is my hope that everyone’s 2021 is off to a great start. For AriSEIA, we have been hard at work on behalf of the Solar Energy Industry and our members.

Since the start of the New Year, the Corporation Commission has sworn in the newly elected members of the commission, and elected Commissioner Lea Marquez Peterson as the new Chairwoman. The APS rate case is upon us, the Energy Rules continue through the process and our association is diligently working to compile our feedback on the Interconnection Manuals.

This week the legislature gaveled into session and as of this morning, there have been over 400 bills introduced. As legislation is introduced, AriSEIA will review and determine the impact to the industry and determine the appropriate course of action. We will keep you updated on these matters.

Please Register HERE for our upcoming Annual Membership meeting which will take place on February 5, 2021 at noon – 1:30 pm MST. More info below.

Lastly, each member organization's representative received an email last week for our Board of Directors election. The election period will run through January 28 at midnight. If you received this email, please make sure to vote. If for some reason you do not believe you received the email, please reach out to me so I may check our records and ensure your voice is counted. I can be reached at Nicole@ariseia.org.

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 and are happy to announce that our Keynote Speaker is Commissioner Anna Tovar. She will provide us with her views on what is occurring at the Corporation Commission and then answer member questions as moderated by our very own Vice President of AriSEIA, Court Rich. The annual meeting will also feature Erin Duncan – Vice President of Federal Affairs to discuss the federal landscape and opportunities under the Biden Administration. Please make sure to save the date and register here.

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.
Solar+Storage Industry Updates
SEIA: The Solar Vision for 2021 & the 117th Congress

To lay the foundation for a strong clean energy economy that prioritizes equity and environmental justice, the solar industry proposes an agenda organized around three strategic principles:

  • Achieving Clean Energy Goals & Developing Comprehensive Carbon Policy
  • Investing in Clean Energy Infrastructure and the Workforce Needed to Built It
  • Ensuring Markets are Competitive & Remain Open to Clean Energy

Notable Dates:
  • January 14 - APS Rate Case begins (Details Here and Docket Here)

  • January 15 - ACC Staff Meeting - Legislative Update for HB2248 (Details Here)

  • January 15, January 19 - 22, January 25 - 29 - APS Rate Case (Docket Here)

  • January 19 - 20 - ACC Rulemaking - Energy Rules (Info Here)

  • January 22 - ACC Written comment deadline for Energy Rules (Docket Here)

  • January 28 - ACC Contingency Open Meeting

  • February 1 - SRP District Board Meeting (Info Here)

  • February 5 - AriSEIA Annual Membership Meeting (Register Here)
Local and National Updates
Over 70% of utility-scale electricity resources added in 2020 was renewable energy
The SUN DAY Campaign has reviewed FERC data to find that renewable energy sources (which include biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind) accounted for over 70% (14,734 MW) of the 20,803 MW of new utility-scale electrical generating capacity added in the first 11 months of 2020. 
Renewables, storage stocks soar as Democrat-led Congress improves environment for green investments
A Democrat-controlled Congress paired with President-elect Joe Biden creates a favorable environment for continued utility investment in clean energy resources, analysts say.
Inside Clean Energy: The Energy Storage Boom Has Arrived
Just five years ago, a 20 megawatt battery storage project was considered big.
Now a 300 megawatt project, the largest in the world, has gone online in California, and even bigger battery projects are coming in 2021.
Other Things We're Reading
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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