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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
March 26, 2020
AriSEIA Updates
Dear AriSEIA members,

I am privileged and honored to have the opportunity to serve as your new Executive Director. By way of introduction, I am a longtime Arizona resident with a background in government relations, in both the public and private sectors. 

In these unprecedented times, it is important to remember AriSEIA has a strong foundation which we will continue to preserve and improve upon. I am very excited for the opportunity to grow our mission and advocate for policies that advance Arizona’s economy through solar energy and storage technologies.  

I appreciate the confidence the Board has placed in me to serve you, our AriSEIA members. I look forward to a bright future with AriSEIA as we grow together. Please feel free to reach out to me with your ideas and suggestions any time.

Respectfully at your service, 

Nicole LaSlavic 
Executive Director

(You can learn more about Nicole here .)
The CARES Act: Highlights & Key Provisions

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act is one of the largest such bills ever passed in Congress, and contains a wide variety of provisions to help businesses and workers during the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. You can find some highlights of key provisions HERE . For additional information and resources on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects solar companies, click HERE .
Legislators Needs to Keep Hearing Your Stories About COVID19

Please continue to send updates on how the pandemic is affecting your Arizona businesses to AriSEIA President Brandon Cheshire and continue to follow us on Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn for additional news and updates. We hope all of our members and their families are staying safe and healthy. Here's a good blog on coping with Coronavirus anxiety if you're feeling edgy.
AriSEIA Updates
SRP Board Elections:
SRP will hold Board Elections on April 7, 2020. Click here to fill out an electronic form to request a ballot. Click here for more SRP election information. To learn more about how to vote in the election, check out this blog from AriSEIA member company, SunHarvest Solar.

TEP Interconnection Rules Violations:
Last month, we sent an email out to all AriSEIA members informing them about updates regarding TEP Interconnection Rules violations, and how to add a complaint to the docket in order to be sure that the ACC sees complaints from all individuals who wish to make them! If you did not receive this email, click here for information, and how to file a complaint.

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 Brandon Cheshire with any questions.
Notable Dates:
  • April 7th - Solar Power World Webinar - How to Sell Solar Remotely
  • April 7th - SRP Board Elections. Click here to learn more.
  • April 14 & 15 - ACC Open Meeting
Local and National Updates
Survey Findings: Things are bad and getting worse
As the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, one thing has become very clear – the solar industry is at risk.

Permitting Options for Solar Installations During the COVID-19 Outbreak
As a result of COVID-19 “social distancing” practices, the solar industry is seeing permitting authorities around the country move application processing online as a way to allow remote work.  

How COVID-19 is impacting 5 state energy legislation efforts
24 states have delayed legislative sessions and most others are shifting priorities toward the pandemic. That means state energy progress will likely take a hit this session, stakeholders say.

Other Things We're Reading
AriSEIA's News You Can Use Published Every Other Thursday 

  • If you have news or announcements you think should be included in the newsletter (space permitting), please send by email to: Stacey Champion.
  • If you are interested in volunteering on the policy committee, please contact the co-chairs: Robert Neifert and/or Court Rich
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 .

Send your AriSEIA Membership check to:

3111 N. Central Ave., Suite A-105
Phoenix, AZ 85012

or for your convenience:
AriSEIA's Referral Plan - you can save on your annual dues!

We are offering members a 10% discount for each company or organization you bring to AriSEIA. Here's how it works:

  1. Talk to your solar or related company, such as your suppliers, professional services, or associate industry companies, etc.
  2. Email President Brandon Cheshire.
  3. We will do the rest and send you your discounted invoice for the following year, along with our sincere thank you!

Bring in a new member and receive a 10% credit for each new member (up to 3) towards your annual AriSEIA Membership Dues! You can SAVE ON YOUR DUES while you help AriSEIA help you!
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