Tucson Electric Power proposes higher charges, fewer credits for future solar customers; ‘Aggressively anti-consumer,’ says Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of Renewable Energy Department

By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star ucson Electric Power has proposed a new rate structure for those who install rooftop solar in the future that would cut credits for excess solar production.Tucson Electric Power Co. has proposed a new rate structure for future customers with rooftop solar that would cut credits for excess solar production and mandate time-of-use rates …

Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of renewable energy department, talks to NPR Weekend Edition

Solar power advocates undeterred by Trump’s climate policies National Public Radio Some worry that President Trump’s rollback in climate policy will hurt renewable energy. But in Arizona, a state that has embraced solar energy, those in the industry say the outlook is still bright. LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Next, we’re going to Arizona where renewable energy is huge. It’s also a …

All the APS-Solar Settlement Coverage in One Place

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Energy Freedom Coalition of America) Arizona solar industry hopeful settlement signals end of utility attacks on solar Arizona Public Service, Solar Industry Reach Critical Settlement in Contentious Rate Case Arizona Public Service, solar industry reach critical rate case settlement APS Reaches Settlement In Rate Case, Rolls Back Mandatory Demand Charge Proposal APS settles on rate-hike …

Arizona solar industry hopeful settlement signals end of utility attacks on solar

Arizona Solar Industries Association  The Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association (AriSEIA) announced today that it has agreed to terms on a comprehensive settlement of the ongoing and contentious Arizona Public Service (APS) rate case.  While the settlement’s terms are expected to result in an unfortunate shrinking of Arizona’s solar industry, the terms are expected to allow the industry to survive …

Solar group asks Arizona utility regulators to reconsider net-metering decision

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic The Alliance for Solar Choice is asking Arizona utility regulators to reconsider their December decision to end the system of net metering, which will reduce what utilities pay residential customers for excess power they send to the grid. Net metering is a common system where utilities give solar customers a full retail credit for …

37 Community, Environmental, and Public Health Groups Call on Arizona Corporation Commission to Consider Full Benefits of Rooftop Solar

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Phoenix, AZ—Today, 37 community, environmental, and public health groups, representing tens of thousands of Arizonans, filed a letter (attached) with the Arizona Corporation Commission asking that it consider the full benefits of rooftop solar in its Value of Distributed Generation proceeding. “Our letter asks commissioners to fairly consider …

For now, Corp Comm puts brakes on big changes for solar customers

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Corporation Commission today approved a small fee on solar customers in a much-watched rate case, shutting down a request from a utility for big changes to solar rate design and net metering. UniSource Energy Services wanted all of its residential customers to move onto three-part rates, which include a basic service fee, …

Rose Law Group hires former Arizona Corporation Commission executive consultant and attorney Eric Hill

Eric Hill Joins RLG’s Nationally Recognized Renewable Energy Law Department Rose Law Group pc is proud to announce the hiring of Eric Hill, an experienced former regulatory consultant and attorney, further expanding its energy and regulatory law practice department, which was recently named by Ranking Arizona as “Arizona’s #1 Renewable Energy Law Firm.”  Before joining Rose Law Group, Eric served …

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich weighs in on the Arizona net metering showdown

“The commission is not bound by laws and statutes. Only the constitution determines what it can and cannot do,” said Court Rich, a board member of the Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association (AriSEIA). “Because the corporation commission is created and governed by the constitution, an amendment is the only way to influence the process.” – Court Rich, Rose Law Group Senior Partner After …