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Download our briefs on policies that have been promulgated by the Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates public service corporations including Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and Arizona Public Service (APS).

Arizona's Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff

Published March 2012
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The essentials

  • The rule requires all regulated electrical utilities to obtain 15 percent of their retail generated energy from renewable resources by 2025. Starting in 2007, utilities must follow a compliance schedule to meet reduction goals.
  • In 2025, 4.5 percent of total retail sales must come from distributed renewable resources.
  • One-half of the distributed renewable energy requirement must come from residential applications and the other one-half must come from nonresidential, non-utility applications.
  • Utilities may charge a tariff to ratepayers to recoup costs associated with implementing the Renewable Energy Standard

Arizona's Energy Efficiency Standard

Published March 2012
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The essentials

  • By 2020 Public Utility Companies with an annual revenue of more than $5 million must achieve energy savings (measured in kWh) equal to at least 22 percent of their previous year’s sales
    • Public Utility Companies must design Demand Side Management programs to encourage customers to reduce their energy usage
    • By 2020 every gas utility must achieve cumulative savings equal to 6% of their previous year’s retail sales