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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
August 13, 2020
Dear members,

Last week, Arizona held their Primary Elections. As suspected, a number of elections were determined in the race, but there were also some surprises and upsets. After all the ballots were counted, two incumbents in the Senate and one incumbent in the House will not be returning. 

One of the “hottest” races to watch was between Moderate Senate Republican Heather Carter and Conservative House Representative Republican Nancy Barto, both of District 15. This Primary race was heavily spent in, and ultimately Representative Nancy Barto was able to unseat Senator Heather Carter with a lead of 1,741 votes. With no challenge in the General Election, Representative Barto will once again be back in the Senate come 2021. 

Click here or on the link below for more important election updates!

AriSEIA Updates
AriSEIA Virtual Discussion: Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facilities
AriSEIA will be hosting a virtual discussion on the Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facilities on August 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm. This is a member only engagement designed to solicit input and discuss issues related to the utilities’ released Interconnection Manual filings. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have a meaningful discussion and provide input on this key issue. We will send an email with instructions for joining the meeting to members shortly.
Last Call for AriSEIA Board Position Applications
AriSEIA is looking to fill two positions on our Board of Directors. If you are interested, send an email to our Executive Director, Nicole, at Nicole@ariseia.org declaring your interest in the Board position by August 14, 2020. Include a short bio and why you would like to serve on the Board. A Board position may potentially include a leadership role. If a leadership position is also of interest, please let us know in your email.
Save Now with our Summer Membership Special!
Now more than ever, the solar+storage industry needs leaders like you to help renewable energy thrive in our sunny state. Sign up to become an AriSEIA member today through August 31 to receive 20% off membership! Click here to learn more about our various membership levels, and email us at membership@ariseia.org with any questions. 
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 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!
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Solar Industry Updates
Urge Congress to #RebuildBetter:
We need your help urging Congress to include smart renewable energy policies to help our nation #RebuildBetter. If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to send a message to our nation’s leaders in support of policies that will help save jobs and support solar businesses. Click here for more ways to get involved.
Notable Dates:
  • August 14 - AriSEIA Board Position Application Deadline

  • August 31 - Final Day of AriSEIA Summer Membership Special

  • September 1 - ACC Telephonic Public Comment on APS Rate Case

  • September 22 & 23 - ACC Open Meeting

Local and National Updates
Arizona utility regulators hit roadblock on clean-energy rules, abruptly end meeting
Arizona utility regulators deadlocked over whether they should increase the state's requirements for renewable energy, abruptly ending a meeting when it was clear they disagreed. On the table was a requirement to use 50% renewables by 2030 or 2035, 100% carbon free energy by 2050, energy-efficiency requirements and a wholesale change in how utilities decide which power plants to build.
How The Pandemic Has Affected The Future Of Renewable Energy
The pandemic has kept many of us at home — or nearby — and that, in turn, means we’re driving less and generating less air pollution. But that may also have created a perception among some that there’s less need for an updated energy policy in the United States. If we’re using less of the traditional fossil fuels, then how much of a priority do renewable energy sources have to be?
A $3 trillion stimulus, but $0 for renewable energy — leading businesses want to change that
As a divided Congress works to pass a COVID-19 stimulus package ahead of the August recess, lawmakers should look to the business community for a common-sense solution to overcome challenging economic times.
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  • 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.

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