Nikola Corporation has secured an innovative electric rate schedule with Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”) that makes possible the accelerated development of hydrogen-based fueling solutions for the transportation industry. By facilitating low-cost production of hydrogen, the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (“ACC”) approval of this rate schedule paves the way for the curtailment of greenhouse gases in the transportation sector, while also providing benefits to key constituents via novel grid-balancing solutions.
Arizona Corporation Commission
The Arizona Corporation Commission has voted to elect Republican Lea Márquez Peterson to serve as chair of the state body that sets rates and policies for utilities. Márquez Peterson can now influence the tone and direction of the regulatory body by running meetings and setting agendas as chairperson. The commission regulates electric, gas and water utilities in the state and oversees pipeline safety, railroad crossings and securities issues.
A new report released by The Western Way, an environmental advocacy organization, and the Arizona Technology Council reveals that Arizona is on track to continue building on its booming carbon-free energy sector. According to the report authors, the innovation sector at-large is the most significant nexus between good business and good environmental stewardship.
An open letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission expressing support for strong, enforceable clean energy standards in Arizona: As major businesses, trade associations, employers and large energy consumers in Arizona, a distinguished group of Arizona business and technology companies are committed to increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state.
Arizona Corporation Commission’s proposal calls for at least 50% renewables by 2035. Staff of the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) on Thursday proposed a 100% Clean Energy Standard by 2050, a new integrated resource planning (IRP) process and other rule changes as part of the state’s efforts to modernize electricity regulation. The proposal includes a “technology neutral” all-source request for proposal (RFP) process where utilities solicit bids from market participants to address resource needs.
Arizona needs aggressive, data-informed renewable energy standards. The Arizona Corporation Commission has the momentum to pass the updated standards quickly and should take action now. Now is the time to express your support for cleaner air, for greater innovation, for a vibrant economy.
While Covid-19 has fundamentally changed us, what remains constant is our foundation as a technology and innovation hub driven by big ideas, talented entrepreneurs and a welcoming business environment. This is especially true in our renewable energy sector. Renewable energy is a powerful solution to restoring economic security at a time when Arizonans need it most.
Arizona Corporation Commission Commissioner Lea Márquez Peterson issued a letter calling on her fellow Commissioners to pass a policy that would require regulated electric utilities to generate 100% of their power from clean energy resources by 2050.
Six IT startups dominated the 10 winners announced for the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Fall 2019 Innovation Challenge and Botco.ai Inc. was one of them. Botco.ai is a conversational marketing platform enabling meaningful and intelligent conversations between businesses and their customers.
Autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, ride sharing, mass transit. With the future of transportation evolving quickly, these words and those still unknown could play into the ways Peoria residents get around in the years to come.