The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold a series of Public Comment Meetings regarding the settlement in the Arizona Public Service Company (APS) rate case. The agreement includes a rate hike of $6 per month for the average customer instead of the $11 it was originally seeking.
APS filed its rate case in June. Thirty of the 40 parties, including Corporation Commission Staff and the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO) agreed to the settlement terms .The agreement still requires a vote by the Commissioners. A vote will take place after public comment hearings and hearings before an Administrative Law Judge allowing stakeholders and interveners to weigh in on the settlement terms.
The first of four Public Comment Hearings will take place Wednesday, March 15th in Douglas, at the City Hall Council Chambers at 425 E. 10th Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The next one will be Wednesday March 22nd at 10:00 at the Arizona Corporation Commission’s Hearing Room 1 at 1200 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. Two more will soon be scheduled in Yuma and Verde Valley. The time and locations will be posted on Arizona Corporation Commission’s website at www.azcc.gov under Open Meeting Calendar and Agendas.
The public can file comments on line at www.azcc.gov and clicking Utilities Division.