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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
Apr. 18, 2019
From the Desk of Executive Director Lucy Mason
Greetings!

The Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA, formerly CoSEIA) conference in Denver, CO this week provided an opportunity to mingle with industry leaders from across the nation. I was invited to represent AriSEIA and speak on a panel joined by state SEIA chapters from Colorado and Utah. We shared how we are addressing industry policies and growth stumbling blocks through educational and networking events, partnerships with symbiotic organizations, as well as policy promotion and lobbying efforts directly with state legislatures. Panels throughout the conference for two days covered topics including battery storage, regulatory updates, community solar, and utilities of the Mountain West, and special guest speaker U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. I am especially appreciative of the over 150 attendees with whom I personally had a chance to discuss and share information about Arizona, many of whom are eager to participate in our own AriSEIA conference coming this Fall. 

Stay tuned to these bi-monthly newsletters full of information proving that 2019 is an exciting year for AriSEIA with new members, new opportunities to mingle with legislators, fun and relaxing monthly after-work networking events, and so much more! Please also remember that your voice counts. We need to hear your concerns, your interests, as well as your ideas on policy. These contributions are all critical to AriSEIA’s growth and positive industry impact on our Arizona future.
Notable Dates/Events:

  • Mon. Apr. 22nd - Celebratory Earth Day Solar Ribbon Cutting in Tucson.
  • Tue. Apr. 23rd - Sierra Club's Energy Team Meeting. Click here for more information.
  • Tue. Apr. 23rd - Wed. Apr. 24th - Open meeting at the Arizona Corporation Commission. Click here for more information.
  • Mon. Apr. 29th - Tue. Apr. 30th - Stakeholder workshop at the Arizona Corporation Commission. Click here for more information.
  • Tue. Apr. 30th - Summer preparedness workshop at the Arizona Corporation Commission. Click here for agenda.
  • Tue. May 14th - Wed. May 15th - 2019 Solar Summit in Scottsdale. Click here to register.
AriSEIA Updates
IMPORTANT NOTE:
2019 Arizona Energy Future: Innovation, Technology & Economic Opportunity Conference Has Been Rescheduled
The 2019 Arizona Energy Future: Innovation, Technology & Economic Opportunity Conference has been rescheduled for October 16-18, 2019. Stay tuned for upcoming details!
Are you interested in being a sponsor? Click here for more information.
We are accepting submissions for speakers/presenters/panelists for the 2019 Arizona Energy Future: Innovation, Technology & Economic Opportunity Conference!
Join Us to Help the City of Tucson Celebrate This Solar Installation!
AriSEIA Networking Events
Join us for our free networking event on Tuesday, May 14th. The networking event will begin at 5 p.m. Appetizers will be provided, and drinks can be purchased at the bar. This event is open to existing members, as well as anyone interested in renewable energy advancement in Arizona.
Cost:  Free
What:  AriSEIA Networking Event
When:  Tuesday, May 14th — 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where:  TBA
Stay tuned for location details and RSVP link!
Arizona Updates
  Arizona Energy Updates  
The ACC is holding a stakeholder meeting this month to discuss increasing the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST). Check out this blog to learn more about the meeting, and other Arizona energy updates. 


National Updates
Chicago becomes largest US city to commit to 100% clean energy

The Chicago City Council unanimously voted to commit to 100% renewable energy by 2035, making it the largest U.S. city thus far to do so. 

Michigan denies Consumers PURPA reset amid solar outcry

Michigan regulators Wednesday denied Consumers Energy's request to waive the timeline for interconnecting projects that qualify for rate compensation under the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

Puerto Rico goes 100% renewable as Trump Administration calls for more gas

Only one day after the Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to move the city to 100% renewable energy by 2035, Puerto Rico has followed suit with Governor Ricardo Rosselló signing PS 1121, which sets a 100% by 2050 renewable electricity mandate for the island.

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Membership Dues
2018 AriSEIA Membership Dues Are Due!
Please Pay Your Invoice Today!
Send your AriSEIA Membership check to:

AriSEIA
PO Box 6358
Glendale, AZ 85312

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 Executive Director Lucy Mason at: lucy@ariseia.org or call: 928.925.3671.
  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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