Arizonans are experiencing the impact of recent rate increases on their electric bills. The Arizona Corporation Commission can provide some relief by requiring Arizona Public Service to restore and increase funding for energy efficiency programs. The Commission should oppose cuts to energy efficiency.
Even though APS recently had a rate increase approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission, it has failed to maintain adequate opportunities for ratepayers to save money on their bills. The result: higher electric bills for homes and businesses and uncertainty for local jobs, projects, and the economy.
With consumers across our state faced with high summer electric bills, the Arizona Corporation Commission should restore and increase funding for energy efficiency programs to help ratepayers save money now and in the future, just like they recently did for TEP customers.