- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A judge is recommending that the Arizona Corporation Commission reject a proposed rate increase for Arizona Public Service solar customers.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports (https://bit.ly/1eTnn9M ) a $5 fee for solar customers was approved in 2013 to address rising grid maintenance costs. APS is asking the commission to bring that amount to $21 ahead of a rate increase planned for next year.

The commission can reject, approve or modify the recommendation.

Administrative Law Judge Teena Jibilian said the utility hadn’t proven that an increase couldn’t wait until 2016, citing several other reasons for delaying the fee adjustment.

APS said in a statement that it respectfully disagrees with Jibilian’s recommendation, which will likely be discussed by the commission during an August meeting.


Information from: Arizona Capitol Times, https://www.arizonacapitoltimes.com

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