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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
January 30, 2020
AriSEIA Updates
AriSEIA Meetings and Events
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our annual member meeting! We discussed a variety of policy action highlights, and things we're looking forward to in 2020.

Members : Be on the lookout for an email that will include a detailed recap of everything discussed at the meeting, as well as future action updates.
February Networking Event
We are excited to kick off our monthly networking events starting in February! These meetings are a great opportunity to connect with other renewable energy advocates in our community. Our first event of the year will take place on February 17th , stay tuned for more information.
AriSEIA Responds to APS Clean Energy Announcement
Last week, AriSEIA issued a statement in response to the APS announcement regarding their goal to be carbon free by the year 2050. Our response requests that APS include solar in a more meaningful way as part of their commitment. Learn more in this article from Solar Power World which highlights AriSEIA's press release.
AriSEIA President on Arizona Solar in 2020
AriSEIA President, Brandon Cheshire, weighed in on Arizona solar, storage, and energy policy expectations for 2020 in this recent Solar Power World article. Click here to read more.
Help Us Thank Our New and Renewing Members!
We want to thank Rose Law Group and SEIA for renewing their AriSEIA business memberships, and welcome our newest individual member and former AriSEIA Executive Director, Lucy Mason!

Click here  to learn more about membership details. We encourage you to spread the word about the many benefits of an AriSEIA membership with anyone you think may be interested! 
AriSEIA Action Updates
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.

SRP Battery Updates and 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.

TEP Interconnection Rules Violations:
Last week, 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 Clean Energy Statement:
In the email we sent out last week, we also included information about the statement we released in response to the APS announcement regarding their 'Carbon Free by 2050' plan. Click here for more information about AriSEIA's response.
 Become an AriSEIA Member!
Now is a great time to 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 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 .
Notable Dates:
  • Feb. 4th - 5th - ACC Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Feb. 5th - Environmental Day at the Capitol 2020. Click here to learn more.
  • Feb. 17th - AriSEIA Monthly Networking Event. More information coming soon.
  • April 7th - SRP Board Elections. Click here to learn more.
Environmental Day at the Capitol 2020
Join us, along with other environmental and renewable energy advocates, at the Environmental Day at the Arizona State Capitol next week! The event will take place from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM on February 5th, 2020. Click here for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
Local and National Updates
2020 Outlook: Renewables, Resilience and Reliability Needs Will Drive Storage
Falling battery costs, increasing renewables on the grid and a focus on resilience and reliability will continue to drive growth in the energy storage sector in 2020. Storage has had a good year, experts say: multiple states have made storage deployment a priority, utilities began rolling out pilot programs and battery prices continued to plunge.

EIA Projects US Solar Power Market to Install 24 GW in 2020, Blowing Away Prior Records
The US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) is projecting that 13.4 GWac of utility scale solar power, and 5.1 GWac of small solar power will be installed in the U.S. in 2020 — a 95% increase over 2019. The 18.5 GWac total, with a standard 1.3:1 DC to AC ratio, suggests 24 GWdc of solar power will be installed in 2020. The prior record, set in 2016 as the investment tax credit was set to expire, was just under 15 GWdc of solar power installed.

Five 2020 Energy Predictions: Solar Surge, Coal Crash, Gas Exorcism, Clean Energy Incentives, Public Mobilization
2019 may have been the year clean energy irreversibly turned a corner toward dominance in the United States. After all, who could have foreseen last January that America would realize existing coal can’t compete against new renewables, see new solar-plus-storage beat new natural gas generation on price, have 13 states and territories committed to 100% clean electricity, or envision a path to nationwide net zero emissions?

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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:
Sara Birmingham 

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Membership Dues
Send your AriSEIA Membership check to:

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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 at: b.cheshire@ariseia.org.
  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!

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