Post Tagged with: "Arizona"

Arizona approves 100 percent carbon-free goal, distributed storage standard

Arizona approves 100 percent carbon-free goal, distributed storage standard

November 17, 2020 at 8:51 am 0 comments

The Arizona Corporation Commissioners voted last week to require utilities to be 100% carbon-free by 2050 and meet benchmarks along the way. The bipartisan decision also established a new energy efficiency policy to help customers save money on their electricity bills. The historic vote comes after years of study, moreRead More

Capital Dynamics to acquire three solar projects from LS Power

Capital Dynamics to acquire three solar projects from LS Power

September 29, 2020 at 1:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm, entered into an agreement to acquire interests in three solar PV projects from LS Power. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The portfolio comprises 316 megawatts of operatingRead More

Arizona Public Services sets aggressive near-term targets on way to carbon-free 2050 goal

Arizona Public Services sets aggressive near-term targets on way to carbon-free 2050 goal

January 28, 2020 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Last week, Arizona Public Service Co. announced a goal to deliver 100 percent clean, carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. What’s more, APS established a nearer-term 2030 target of achieving a resource mix that is 65 percent clean energy, with 45 percent of its portfolio coming from renewable energy. APSRead More

APS reveals its long-awaited 15-year energy plan for Arizona customers (solar boost included)

APS reveals its long-awaited 15-year energy plan for Arizona customers (solar boost included)

April 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm 1 comment

APS laid out its 2017 Integrated Resource Plan. The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is the result of a three-year-long stakeholder process, outlines how APS plans to meet customers’ projected energy needs over the next 15 years. “The 2017 Integrated Resource Plan outlines how our investment in a smarter energy infrastructureRead More

Arizona Public Service agrees to compromise on rate plan with solar industry

Arizona Public Service agrees to compromise on rate plan with solar industry

March 3, 2017 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Despite the polarized political climate, some compromises are still possible. Arizona was a state that seemed determined to impose damaging demand charges on its customers as its answer to the proliferation of distributed energy resources coming onto the grid, but Arizona Public Service and solar advocates were able to findRead More

Arizona PUC votes to end net metering (cue sad trombone)

Arizona PUC votes to end net metering (cue sad trombone)

December 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

The sunniest places in the country really like to limit that potential, it seems. The latest state to “save its taxpayers” from the evils of empowering them to be energy independent is Arizona. Said less snarkily, in a 4-1 decision, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) ended its state’s net energyRead More

First non-California utility achieves 1 GW of solar energy capacity

First non-California utility achieves 1 GW of solar energy capacity

October 11, 2016 at 9:30 am 1 comment

Arizona Public Service (APS) surpassed 1 GW of solar energy capacity, becoming the only utility outside of California to achieve this milestone. When generating at full power, this capacity meets the partial daytime needs of 250,000 Arizona homes. The company’s total investment in solar energy is approximately $2 billion. APS’s solarRead More

SMA’s Sunny Boy passes UL 1741 SA testing to meet needs in Arizona, California

SMA’s Sunny Boy passes UL 1741 SA testing to meet needs in Arizona, California

August 19, 2016 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA says it is the first inverter manufacturer to complete functional and safety testing with UL according to the UL 1741 SA (Supplement A) draft standard, which identifies inverter functions required for optimal grid stability. To achieve that, SMA enhanced the smart-inverter capabilities of its Sunny Boy TL-US series ofRead More

Arizona regulators reject request to end net metering (but the issue isn’t settled)

Arizona regulators reject request to end net metering (but the issue isn’t settled)

August 16, 2016 at 8:20 am Comments are Disabled

Arizona’s solar industry won a victory last week, but how big of a victory remains to be seen. First, the good news: The Arizona Corporate Commission rejected a request from UniSource Energy Services to get rid of net metering and impose demand charges on new residential solar customers. Following thisRead More

APS Arizona Sun Program adds nine solar plants over five years

APS Arizona Sun Program adds nine solar plants over five years

April 21, 2016 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

More than one million solar panels are now live in the Arizona desert producing clean power for APS customers (Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electricity utility). These photovoltaic panels are part of the APS AZ Sun Program, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. The program has experienced many successes alongRead More