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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
November 27, 2019
AriSEIA Updates
AriSEIA Action Updates
Important Call to Action Regarding PURPA: 
On Nov. 26th, an administrative law judge issued a recommendation that would be a huge setback for independent solar producers looking to add more solar to Arizona’s grid under PURPA.  It is vital that the Commissioners hear our comments against this terrible proposal. Please call and email all five Commissioners ( contact information here ), and everyone who is available should plan to attend the ACC meeting in person on Dec. 10th beginning at 10 a.m. View more meeting details here . Click here to read AriSEIA’s statement.

SRP Battery Updates and Board Elections:
This month, SRP announced plans to boost their solar power battery storage by 340 megawatts.  Click here  to hear Brandon Cheshire discuss what this means for Arizona energy on KJZZ’s The Show. Additionally, 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. 

APS General Rate Case:
AriSEIA is currently forming a steering committee for the APS General Rate Case intervention, and we are looking for companies and interested parties to participate. Please call or email AriSEIA President Brandon Cheshire with any questions or concerns. 

Joint Stakeholder Proposal for New Energy Rules:
We now have 30 stakeholders working to move the   Joint Stakeholder Proposal for New Energy Rules  forward! The Just Transition language included in  the proposal  is especially relevant in light of the news of  NGS officially shutting down . This just transition support would help ensure that a low-carbon economy will not devastate communities whose economies are driven by conventional power sources. Stay tuned for more updates! 
Notable Dates:
  • Dec. 10th-11th - ACC Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Dec. 19th - ACC Special Open Meeting - Possible Modification to the Rules on Retail Electric Competition. Click here to learn more.
  • Jan. 14th-15th - ACC Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Jan. 21st - Annual AriSEIA Member Meeting.
  • Feb. 5th - Environmental Day at the Capitol 2020. Click here to learn more.
  • April 7th - SRP Board Elections. Click here to learn more.
  Upcoming Events
Thanks to all who joined us at our networking events this year! Stay tuned for details on more networking events in January. In the meantime, all AriSEIA members can save the date for our Annual Members Meeting on January 21, 2020 . An email was sent to members last Friday with important details surrounding this meeting and more. If you are a member and did not receive this email, please let us know at  membership@ariseia.org
Solar ITC Updates
Earlier this month, the House Ways and Means Committee released a clean energy tax package with a 5-year extension of the 30% solar ITC, and new incentives for energy storage. Click here to learn more. 

Please contact your legislators, mayors, and local government officials and urge them to support an extension for Solar ITC. Click here to take action and contact your representatives. We encourage you to share this online form with your network, which helps you send a tweet or email directly to representatives.
Arizona Clean Energy Events
Many thanks to UArizona, ASU Lightworks, and NAU for hosting the AzSEC and Climate 2020: Seven Generations of Climate Change conferences! AriSEIA was honored to be part of both conferences, and we are inspired by the efforts of all who were involved. Stay tuned to our calendar to learn about more upcoming clean energy events in Arizona.
Become an AriSEIA Member
The future of solar energy has never been more at risk in Arizona than it is today. Help AriSEIA grow! Join AriSEIA today , and give the solar industry the power it needs to thrive in Arizona.
Are you interested in serving on the AriSEIA board, interning, or volunteering? Contact b.cheshire@ariseia.org to get involved or learn more.
Local and National Updates
SRP Prepares Arizona's Largest Battery Near Buckeye 
The Salt River Project is bringing the state’s biggest battery to the Little Rainbow Valley, an area south of Buckeye that will become an integral part of the utility’s plan to add 1,000 megawatts of solar to its energy supply. To put the move into context, The Show talked to Brandon Cheshire, president of the Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association.
US Solar Panel Prices Continue Dropping, Solar+Storage Increasing — Tracking The Sun Report
Tracking the Sun (PDF) is an annual report from Berkeley Lab on installed solar panel prices and other trends among grid-connected, distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States.
More Claims of Greenwashing at Major US Electric Utilities
The Department of Energy has committed a three-year funding award of $1.1 million to the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s  initiative  to expand solar projects benefitting low- and moderate-income (LMI) households and communities.
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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
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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!

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