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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
Dec. 13, 2018
Notable Dates/Events:
  • Mon., Dec. 17th - Utility interconnections rules reviewing at the Arizona Corporation Commission. Click here to view the agenda.
  • Mon. Jan. 7th - Swear-in ceremony for Commissioner Justin Olson and Commissioner-elect Sandra Kennedy at the Arizona Corporation Commission. Click here for more information.
  • Mon. - Wed. Feb. 18th - 20th - Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in Austin, Texas. Click here for more information.
  • Tue. - Thu., Feb. 26th - 28th - GreenBiz19. Click here for more information and registration.
AriSEIA Updates
Save the Date!
May 8-10
AriSEIA “2019 Arizona Energy Future” Conference
Stay tuned for more details.
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.
If you are interested in volunteering on the policy committee, please contact the co-chairs:
Sara Birmingham 

Court Rich
Don't miss our monthly networking events!
Our next networking event will be held on Tue., Jan. 15th. More details coming soon. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for additional information and more details coming soon.
Arizona Updates
  Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Updates  
Proposed interconnection rules have been in the making for 12 years now, and are on the agenda for the Arizona Corporation Commission Dec. 17th, 2018 meeting. AriSEIA is excited to participate in this process, and we have filed this document into the Docket, asking the Commission for modifications that strengthen consumer rights, and pave the way for a more sustainable energy future in Arizona.

In other news, groups are urging the ACC to consider a mandate to expand biomass energy in the state, and a new report shows the potential benefits of increased plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) use. The ACC will consider both issues at open meeting on Dec. 17

  Tucson Updates
Earlier this month, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) proposed a plan which aims to make owning electric vehicles easier and more affordable.

  Salt River Project (SRP) Updates
Last week, Salt River Project (SRP) and Intel announced plans to collaborate on a 100-MW solar plant to be built in Eloy, Arizona. 

National Updates
California Gives Final OK To Require Solar Panels On New Houses

Solar panels will be a required feature on new houses in California, after the state's Building Standards Commission gave final approval to a housing rule that's the first of its kind in the United States.

Second major Colorado utility commits to 100 percent carbon-free electricity

More than half of Colorado utility customers are expected to have 100 percent carbon-free electricity in the next 30 years after another of the state’s utility providers announced new emission goals. 

Stanford University to become 100% solar powered

Stanford will become the third college in the nation capable of entirely offsetting their electricity usage with solar.

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AriSEIA's News You Can Use Published Every Other Thursday 
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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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