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SRP Rate Decrease will Save Arizona Customers about $15 this Summer
SRP Rate Decrease will Save Arizona Customers about $15 this Summer

randazzo-ryan Ryan Randazzo, The Republic | 2:22 p.m. MST June 23, 2016

srpdecreaseSalt River Project residential customers will save about $15 on their bills over the next two months thanks to a rate decrease that the public utility's board of directors approved Tuesday.

The board voted to decrease rates by 3.7 percent during the hottest summer months, which will save the average household $7.60 in July and August.

The low price of natural gas burned in power plants is largely behind the rate decrease. SRP passes the cost of power-plant fuel directly to customers, and adjusts the rates as needed when prices move.

All told, the utility is returning $27 million to customers in the next two months, and $20 million of that is through the charge for power-plant fuel.

The other $7 million in rate reductions is in order because SRP is meeting its renewable-energy and energy-efficiency goals at a lower cost than previously projected, officials said.

Pinnacle West Declares Quarterly Dividend
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Pinnacle West Declares Quarterly Dividend

PHOENIX – Pinnacle West Capital Corporation’s (NYSE: PNW) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.625 per share of common stock, payable on September 1, 2016, to shareholders of record on August 1, 2016.

Tesla to Make Offer on SolarCity
Tesla to Make Offer on SolarCity


randazzo-ryan Ryan Randazzo, The Republic | 3:46 p.m. MST June 21, 2016

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. offered Tuesday to buy SolarCity Corp., the biggest rooftop solar installer in the country.

Tesla made the announcement regarding the two California-based companies Tuesday on its website, calling the deal "the complete picture." The announcement envisions consumers driving electric vehicles and using Tesla batteries to consume solar energy at home more efficiently.

Forese Proposes Code of Ethics for Corp Comm
Forese Proposes Code of Ethics for Corp Comm

By: Rachel Leingang June 15, 2016 , 2:33 pm 


Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese wants the beleaguered commission to come up with a code of ethics after more than a year of consistent public scrutiny.

Forese announced Tuesday his plan to open a docket to create a commission code of ethics. The plan comes after a laundry list of scandals at the regulatory body.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the 2014 election and recently interviewed former Corporation Commission Chairman Gary Pierce and requested information from the commission itself.

What's Driving APS Parent Company Pinnacle West's Record-Setting Stock Price
What's Driving APS Parent Company Pinnacle West's Record-Setting Stock Price 

Jun 14, 2016, 1:52pm MST  Eric Jay Toll  Reporter Phoenix Business Journal

The stock price for Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE:PNW), the parent company of Arizona Public Service Co., hit an all-time high recently.

With no other APS news in the air, were Wall Street investors seeing higher profits as a result of the proposed new rate structure — which includes the first use of demand rates for residential customers?

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Not according to one of the company’s analysts, Michael Worms, managing director of equity research for BMO Capital Markets Group.


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