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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
January 2, 2020
AriSEIA Updates
 Happy New Year from AriSEIA!
We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to another year of advancing solar and storage in Arizona. Stay tuned for updates on innovative policy action, new membership perks, exciting events, and so much more as we embark on our next trip around the sun.
 Start the Year Off Right by Becoming an AriSEIA Member!
N ow is the perfect time to become an AriSEIA member, or to renew your membership if you haven't yet. 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, keep reading to learn more about our membership levels and how you can join us in advancing solar and storage in sunny Arizona!

AriSEIA Memberships:

Business/Corporation - Voting : The dues for this membership level are based on your company's annual revenue. You do not need to be a solar or storage industry company to join! Anyone who is passionate about advancing renewable energy in our state is encouraged to get involved.

Universities - Voting : Arizona Universities involved with renewable energy programs regarding research and product development, solar or wind economic business modeling, sustainability degree programs, or implementation of solar on university buildings.

AriSEIA Solar Energy Coalition (Solar Advocates) - Nonvoting : Individual membership only. Anyone who is passionate about advancing renewable energy in our state is encouraged to join at this individual level.

Lifetime Sustaining Member : Unlimited lifetime membership for individuals who wish to gain public recognition by giving philanthropically to AriSEIA.

For all membership level information, click here ! To become a member, join online or contact us at membership@ariseia.org .
AriSEIA Action Updates
APS General Rate Case:
Last month, AriSEIA's steering committee officially submitted an application to intervene in the APS General Rate Case. Stay tuned for updates as this process moves forward, and click here to view the docket.

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.

A Message from AriSEIA: 
We'd like to thank everyone for an impactful and exciting 2019, and celebrate some of our proudest accomplishments. A few of the many wins for solar policy in Arizona this year include the encouraging PURPA decision , the great and long-awaited victory for interconnection rules , and the successful waiving of property taxes in counties and cities through HB 2493 to help make solar stronger in our sunny state. We will be updating members on our 2020 policy priorities soon, so please stay tuned!
Notable Dates:
  • Jan. 14th-15th - ACC Open Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • Jan. 21st - Annual AriSEIA Member Meeting. Get your tickets today! *Members Only
  • Jan. 30th - ACC Gas/Electric Termination of Service Workshop/Stakeholder Meeting. Click here to learn more.
  • 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
A reminder to all AriSEIA members to save the date for our Annual Members Meeting on January 21, 2020 . Click here to purchase your tickets (members only, please).

We will resume our monthly solar networking events in February. Stay tuned for details!
Solar ITC Updates
Unfortunately, Congress and the White House were unable to agree on including an extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in an end-of-year tax package, meaning the credit will decrease in 2020. Though we are disappointed by this missed opportunity to protect an incredibly successful policy, we remain hopeful for the future and continuous growth of solar and storage across the country. Click here to read SEIA's statement.
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
Utility Scale Solar Power as Cheap as 7 0 ¢ Per Watt and Still Falling
The US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has released Utility Scale Solar: Empirical Trends in Project Technology, Cost, Performance, and PPA Pricing in the United States. The report covers a lot of information on an estimated 690 utility scale solar power plants 5MWac or larger, totaling 24.5GWac — and representing 60% of all solar installed in 2018.
Top 10 Utility Regulation Trends of 2019
With 2019 wrapping up, we look at the 10 trends and actions that stand out above the rest. From the falling cost of renewables and storage driving utilities' resource planning, to the realignment of utility performance incentives with evolving policy goals, it was a busy year.

US Lawmakers Stiff Solar Power, Wind Gets Modest Victory in Tax Deal
After months of lobbying, the clean energy industry secured minimal tax credit extensions in the $1.37 trillion end-of-year deal U.S. lawmakers eked out this week to fund the government in 2020.
Of the possible clean energy tax extensions that could have been stuffed into the spending bill, wind was the only winner, and the industry secured just one extra year of incentives.

Latest Must Read News Articles
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 

Court Rich
Membership Dues
Send your AriSEIA Membership check to:

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


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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