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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona utility regulator proposes confidential infrastructure meetings with state’s businesses community

June 15, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The new clean energy tracker aims to inform the public about Arizona’s clean energy progress, while confidential meetings with business leaders will keep regulators up to speed on future plans, according to Márquez Peterson. “For too long, there has been […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Arizona DOT to hold hearing on five-year construction plan

May 19, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will hold a public hearing Friday to discuss the 2023-2027 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program. The agency’s recommended plan for the next five years of statewide construction projects allocates $571 million for the […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Li-Cycle Opens Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility in Arizona

May 17, 2022

Via: Waste360

Li-Cycle Corp. (NYSE: LICY) (“Li-Cycle” or the “Company”), an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, today announced that its previously announced Arizona Spoke facility located in Gilbert, Arizona has commenced […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Arizona Regulator Rejects SRP’s 820-MW Aeroderivative Gas-Fired Expansion

April 14, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC) has delivered a major blow to the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District’s (SRP’s) urgent plans to expand the 575-MW gas-fired Coolidge Generating Station with 820 MW of fast-start capacity. The ACC in […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Arizona regulators approve plan to accelerate EV investment, require utility transportation plans by June

December 20, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Arizona has trailed nearby states on EV infrastructure investment, so the state’s new transportation plan is “a big win,” said Kressig. Investor-owned utilities Arizona Public Service (APS) and Tucson Electric Power (TEP) have run some limited EV programs but “certainly […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Arizona 2050 clean energy mandate could increase utility bills nearly $60/month, new study finds

August 16, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The ACC voted to hire Ascend Analytics in April, just before ending a three-year collaborative process to transition the state’s generation to 100% clean resources. But utilities have set their own decarbonization goals, and the new analysis can help regulators […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Li-Cycle to Build New Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility in Arizona

April 15, 2021

Via: Waste360

Li-Cycle Corp. (“Li-Cycle” or “the Company”), an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, today announced that the Company will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility, to be located […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona regulatory staff proposes 100% clean energy standard by 2050

July 22, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Arizona’s renewable energy requirements were last set in 2006 at 15% by 2025, and since then utilities in the state have set goals that match, or in some cases exceed, staff’s new proposed pace. In June, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

States Standing Strong on Clean Enegy Commitments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

April 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

As consumers and businesses grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, which is already shifting daily load shapes and electricity demand, regulators across the country are responding. Interestingly, in a handful of states, regulators are linking recovery efforts from the impending […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona nears EV plan finish line, but one commissioner rallies in opposition

May 14, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The commission’s December EV policy statement directed staff to develop an implementation plan, intended to provide guidelines on pilot programs, rate design, cost recovery and other issues. Approval of the implementation plan will effectively be a final vote on the […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Waste Management of Arizona Opens New CNG Station

February 20, 2019

Via: Waste360

Waste Management of Arizona (WM) has opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station located in Goodyear along Interstate-10. The new station now supplies fuel to an expanded fleet of cleaner-running WM trash collection trucks serving residents and businesses […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Inside Arizona’s Latest Clash Over Renewable Energy Targets

August 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Arizona’s politics over renewable energy have always been contentious. As the state considers adding new targets, this year is no different. There are two proposals to increase Arizona’s renewable portfolio standard. One, a ballot initiative, would add a 50 percent […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona regulators open first US transactive energy docket

July 17, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Today, transactive energy is more of a concept than a reality, but Tobin’s new regulatory docket could combine with other state efforts and some nascent utility pilots to help take the technology into the mainstream. The concept refers to a […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Arizona Regulators Freeze New Gas Plants, Demand More Clean Energy Planning From Utilities

March 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Arizona’s energy future took an unexpected turn this week. At a hearing Tuesday for the routine assessment of major utilities’ long-term resource plans, regulators rebuked the proposals and instituted a nine-month moratorium on new gas plants larger than 150 megawatts. […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Largest Solar Plant in Southeast Will Be Built in Georgia

February 22, 2018

Via: PowerMag

A 200-MW solar power plant is being planned at a 2,000-acre site near Warner Robins, Georgia, a project that at present would be the largest standalone solar facility in the U.S. Southeast. First Solar, a Tempe, Arizona-based global provider of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona Regulator Proposes Biggest Storage and Clean Energy Target Yet

January 30, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Arizona is setting out to prove clean energy leadership doesn’t exist solely in coastal states like California and New York. Andrew Tobin, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, proposed a clean energy overhaul Tuesday that would put the state […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona utility taps storage over traditional grid upgrade

August 15, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

Arizona Public Service is installing a 2 MW, 8 MWh battery storage system instead of rebuilding about 20 miles of transmission and distribution poles and wires. It is the first time that APS, an investor-owned utility, has used energy storage […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Arizona 10-MW/2.5 MWh energy storage project comes online

June 7, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

Tucson Electric Power, E.ON Climate and Renewables and Greensmith Energy dedicated the Iron Horse Battery Storage Energy Project in Arizona on June 1. The 10-megawatt/2.5 MWh energy storage system at the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park will provide […]


Miscellaneous

Utility regulator Robert Burns rejects settlement with Arizona Public Service

December 6, 2016

Via: Utility Dive

State regulator Robert Burns has rejected a settlement proposed by Arizona Public Service that would have ended his requests for political spending disclosures in return for the utility agreeing to greater transparency in the future. According to the Arizona Capitol […]


Electric Utility

Why Arizona’s long-awaited value of solar schemes please no one

October 25, 2016

Via: Utility Dive

Just as Solomon’s decision to split the baby displeased both mothers claiming it, the long-awaited preliminary decision in Arizona’s value of solar proceeding displeases both utilities and solar advocates. In October of last year, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) attempted […]