Arizona regulatory staff rejects APS bid to own rooftop solar; Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich featured

By Gavin Bade | Dive Brief

The Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) staff has recommended that its commissioners reject a controversial proposal from Arizona Public Service to install and own rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar systems on 3,000 homes, saying the plans are too costly, according to SNL Energy.

The ACC staff concluded that APS had not reasonably shown that it needs to build an additional 20 MW of distributed solar to comply with renewable portfolio requirements established in 2009. A separate staff memo also recommended the commission reject APS’ alternative proposal of a 20 MW utility-owned PV array at its Redhawk Power Station.