Tag: Arizona Corporation Commission

Southwest Gas requesting another large rate increase in Arizona

Arizona customers will pay 11.5% more on their gas bill if the rate increase is approved

/ July 7, 2022

Arizona regulator investigation unveils Arizona Public Service Company’s political spending

An inquiry by Arizona Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy has revealed new details about the political spending of the state’s largest electric utility, Arizona Public Service Company.  Kennedy’s inquiry provides an...

/ June 14, 2022

Growing number of elected Democrats in Arizona won’t take money from APS

A growing number of elected Democrats in Arizona say they won’t accept campaign funding from Arizona Public Service, the utility that has come under fire for its massive spending on...

/ January 13, 2020
APS spending on lobbying, marketing, grants, and political campaigns

APS political spending soared under Don Brandt. Will that change with a new CEO?

APS reported spending over $182 million between 2013 and 2018 on lobbying, marketing, grants, and political campaigns - $152 per customer.

/ August 30, 2019
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin

Arizona Commissioner Andy Tobin texted APS lobbyists frequently, including about open rate case

Tobin asked APS lobbyist whether they had a “public information strategy planned” to combat negative media coverage of a rate increase request while the case was still pending

/ October 29, 2018
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson

Arizona Commissioner Justin Olson answered questions about Arizona’s energy policy by copying parts of an APS memo verbatim, emails show

Emails show that Olson forwarded a Wall Street analyst's questions to an APS lobbyist, then read from APS' answers verbatim.

/ October 18, 2018
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson

Transcript: Conference Call between Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson and Credit Suisse Analyst (May 18, 2018)

Transcript: Conference Call between Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson and Credit Suisse Analyst (May 18, 2018) Olson: …my background, with my MBA in finance, my experience in the private sector...

/ October 18, 2018
APS gives Arizonans for Affordable Electricity, Arizonans for Sustainable Energy Policy millions to attack Prop 127, elect candidates

APS spending against Prop 127 renewable energy initiative reaches $22 million

Mark Cardenas, Democrat who came out against Prop 127, got $8,000 in “consulting” fees from APS-backed PAC

/ October 16, 2018
APS Four Corners Coal

Replacing coal with more coal: how Arizona Public Service’s Four Corners coal plant hurt customers, but earned investors profits

“APS has had the home field advantage with the ACC, and their ratepayers are the visiting team.” - David Schlissel, IEEFA

/ October 1, 2018
Bob Stump, a former ACC commissioner, now runs the Arizona Energy Policy Group, a trade association for Arizona utilities.

Revolving door swings former AZ utility commissioner Bob Stump back into the arms of APS

Stump's new trade association will represent Arizona utilities in front of his former colleagues at the ACC.

/ July 6, 2018