Solar competition fight heats up at ACC; utilities stalling renewable energy projects

Rose Law Group Reporter Staff The fate of utility-scale solar energy competition in Arizona will be left to an administrative law judge after three days of hearings held by the Arizona Corporation Commission. The hearings also raised concerns that the Arizona Public Service and Tucson Electric Power utilities are not moving forward with new rural solar and renewable energy projects …

Timeline set for construction of huge Pinal County solar farm

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Saint Holdings It is the latest project in Arizona for the energy provider By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal The planned 100-megawatt solar project in Coolidge — believed to be the largest solar farm in Pinal County — is expected to be operational by the end of 2020. A subsidiary of Juno, Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc. …

Pinal County solar project picks up tech, retail, mining and government customers

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Saint Holdings By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal A 100-megawatt planned solar project in Coolidge will steer renewable energy to several large tech, retail, mining and government customers through Salt River Project’s Sustainable Energy Offering program. Participating businesses include Albertsons Cos. Inc., the cities of Chandler, Mesa and Phoenix, CMC Steel Arizona, CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE), Digital Realty …

PURPA amendment stalls in Arizona; report features tweeted comment from Rose Law Group Co-Founder and Director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich

By Tim Sylvia | PV Magazine An amendment to Arizona’s implementation of PURPA rules which would have set minimum contract lengths to 15 years failed to pass last night, and the act now has one last chance to pass before the investment tax credit drops down, and opportunities being to dry up. Last night, a proposed amendment before Arizona regulators …

Rose Law Group Co-Founder, Senior Partner, and Director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich, talks to Daily Star about utilities buying solar

By David Wichner |Arizona Daily Star Arizona regulators are looking at changing decades-old rules requiring utilities to buy power from certain renewable energy facilities, amid a simmering dispute between utilities including Tucson Electric Power Co. and some solar project developers. At least one regulator says Arizona stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars worth of solar energy projects unless …

TEP to join opposition to Arizona clean-energy initiative; ‘not surprising,’ says Rose Law Group Senior Partner and Director of Renewable Energy Department Court Rich

  By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star Tucson Electric Power Co. hasn’t actively campaigned against a ballot proposition that would require state-regulated utilities to dramatically increase their use of renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Until now. UNS Energy Inc., parent of TEP and sister rural utility UNS Electric, has formed and plans to fund two political action …

[OPINION] In defense of requiring solar on all new homes

By Court Rich | Senior Partner/Director Rose Law Group Renewable Energy Dept. Last Wednesday, the California Energy Commission implemented a requirement that all new homes constructed after January 1, 2020, include rooftop solar. This requirement builds upon previous state codes that, like many jurisdictions across the country, already required every new home to have a “solar-ready roof” to accommodate future …

SRP threatens solar candidates over trademark

‘That is some brazen governmental hypocrisy on display,’ said Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner, and director of the Renewable Energy Department Five candidates who want Salt River Project to use more solar energy received four cease-and-desist letters from SRP attorneys, reports Ryan Randazzo of The Arizona Republic. Calling it “SRP Clean Energy,” the five created a website as …