Arizona Corporation Commission
1200 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
RE: Community Solar, Docket No. E-00000A-22-0103 and APS RES, Docket No. E-01345A-21-0240
Madam Chair, Commissioners, Commission Staff, and Interested Stakeholders,
The signatories to this letter — a coalition of solar and storage industry partners, including developers, subscriber acquisition and management firms, and advocacy groups — appreciate the Commission and Staff conducting the working group meetings regarding the implementation of a community solar program in Arizona. We believe that a properly constructed community solar program will provide bill savings to electric utility customers, promote electric grid resiliency, and assist Arizona in its transition to clean energy. We are committed to docketing information that will assist in the Commission’s consideration of a proposal for implementation and we look forward to continued participation and discussion in the working group sessions.
We put forward, as Attachment A, this draft program design to aid in the working group discussions and the successful adoption of a community solar program in advance of the November Open Meeting.
We additionally put forward, as Attachment B, an assessment regarding the Commission’s authority to implement the community solar program and tariff outside of a rate case.
Further, we appreciate the letter filed by the Chairwoman on August 23, 2022 regarding the various models of community solar her office sees as relevant to this proceeding. The undersigned stakeholders plan to file a separate response to that letter as soon as possible with answers to the questions therein that are grounded in the program proposal put forth below.
We appreciate the opportunity to address these important concerns. We look forward to continuing to engage in the working group process to develop a successful community solar program in Arizona.
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