Phoenix Business Journal

The Arizona Corporation Commission will discuss allowing a plan that could allow less solar and renewable power to be deployed, and solar and environmental advocates are not happy about it.

A proposed amendment that didn’t get included in Arizona Public Service Co.’s renewable energy standards plan is slated to come up in later discussions about that company's renewable plan as well as ongoing discussions about how the standard will be set moving forward.

The plan would allow for APS to remove the sales of electricity from its largest customers, those that use 3 megawatts or more of demand, and just rely on smaller commercial and residential use.

The importance of this, solar and renewable advocates argue, is if APS shows less overall power sales, then it needs to get less solar to achieve the state standard of getting 15 percent of its energy from renewables by 2025.

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