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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
May 8, 2020
Dear AriSEIA Members,

I hope many of you were able to join us for our virtual discussion on the Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facilities which happened this afternoon. This members-only engagement is designed to solicit input and discuss issues related to the utilities’ upcoming Interconnection Manual filings. These Manuals will have a large impact on the day to day operations of solar installers and we are seeking input from members on complications with interconnection that may be solved in the manuals.  

These interconnection rules establish consumer and utility rights and responsibilities, disconnection of Distributed Generation Facilities, safety requirements, standards for electric cooperatives, reporting requirements, and most importantly the requirement for utilities to implement and comply with a Commission-approved Interconnection Manual. 

This is also your last call to fill out our webinar topics survey, so please take a moment to do this so we can best serve you.

Even with our country still reeling from this pandemic, there could not be a better time to advocate for all of the things AriSEIA is committed to. To do this effectively, we will need your voices and involvement like never before, so please help us grow our membership by referring others you know to AriSEIA or have them reach out to me personally!

At your service,

Nicole LaSlavic
Executive Director
SEIA COVID-19 Impact Survey

Thank you to those who have responded to the COVID-19 impact survey. Please continue to fill it out if your situation has changed or you are just starting to feel the impacts of this crisis. Your responses help SEIA (and AriSEIA) advocate more effectively on behalf of our workers and businesses.

To read the latest update regarding the survey,  click here .
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AriSEIA Updates
Welcome New AriSEIA Member, Pine Gate Renewables:
As a solar farm developer with national reach, Pine Gate Renewables is a company with an eye on the future. We are intent on contributing to the broad transformation of our nation’s energy model because we believe clean, renewable power is both sensible and practical, and that locally-generated clean energy is not merely an alternative, it is the only way forward.

Learn more about them HERE .

AriSEIA Member Toolkit:
If you are an AriSEIA member and did not receive the Member Toolkit, please contact Stacey 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!

ACC May Open Meeting:
The Arizona Corporation Commission held its monthly Open Meeting to discuss and vote on various securities, safety and utilities agenda items. Here is a brief recap of the meeting highlights.

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.
Notable Dates:
  • TBD - AriSEIA Virtual Meeting Series

  • May 11 - June - The Arizona Commerce Authority launched a small business boot camp collective and has a number of useful free webinars which you can find HERE.

  • June 9 & 10 - ACC Open Meeting

  • June 24 - 25 - ASES SOLAR 20/20 Virtual Conference
Local and National Updates
Rebuilding the West through bold investment in clean energy
Amid trying times and economic hardship like we are currently facing, it’s often difficult to find a silver lining, but it’s worth noting that bold projects that drive meaningful change have often sprung out of turmoil and crises. Take Hoover and Glen Canyon dams, for example, which rose from the depths of the Great Depression to put Americans to back to work and power the economic growth of the West.
States Standing Strong on Clean Enegy Commitments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
As consumers and businesses grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, which is already shifting daily load shapes and electricity demand, regulators across the country are responding.
Both Conservatives and Liberals Want a Green Energy Future, but for Different Reasons
Political divisions are a growing fixture in the United States today, whether the topic is marriage across party lines, responding to climate change or concern about coronavirus exposure. Especially in a presidential election year, the vast divide between conservatives and liberals often feels nearly impossible to bridge.
Other Things We're Reading
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AriSEIA's News You Can Use Published Every Other Thursday 

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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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