Water companies may sometimes charge customers more without formal rate cases.
State regulators are preparing to implement a new policy allowing owners of small utilities — including many private water companies — to pass on the cost of their personal income taxes to ratepayers, despite opposition from consumer advocates.
State regulators have agreed to allow Tucson Electric Power Co., Arizona Public Service Co. and a rural TEP affiliate to apply for waivers to state rules requiring a certain amount of rooftop-solar installations to meet clean-energy goals.
State utility regulators approved new fees for Arizona Public Service Co. customers with solar-energy systems, in a decision that could ultimately affect solar customers in Tucson.
State regulators today approved a rate increase for Tucson Electric Power Co. that will boost the average residential bill by about $3 to $4 per month — while putting off some new energy-efficiency programs that have been awaiting approval for more than two years.
PHOENIX - Environmentalists and solar-industry leaders are saying they fear that recent cuts to renewable-energy incentives by the Arizona Corporation Commission will lead to future reductions that could harm the industry.