Opinions

May 2020

  • Commission: APS can still provide long-term relief
    Herald Review - May 14, 2020
    Arizona Public Service recently presented a $16 million proposal to the Arizona Corporation Commission to provide relief on utility bills for APS ratepayers who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, while imperfect, was carefully designed to provide financial assistance to unemployed individuals and small businesses with the greatest need. Consumer and energy efficiency advocates, such as ourselves, appreciated APS’s desire to help ratepayers struggling to pay their electric bills. However, we thought the aid should come from a source other than energy efficiency funding, which also provides relief to customers.