Announced 8/21/2017 4:26 PM
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has approved a decision in our rate review, and we are happy to share some details with you affecting our solar customers. We appreciate your support in delivering this message to customers and will be glad to help you with any questions you may have. For your reference, attached are letters that were sent to customers regarding grandfathering. Other resources are available at aps.com/gosolar.
Resource Comparison Proxy (RCP) Export Rate
In addition to the typical requirements, to qualify for RCP the solar system will need to meet the following criteria:
Use this link to learn more: Rate Rider RCP
Interconnection Application Checklist
The checklist used to review applications has been revised to include RCP qualification criteria, and is attached for your convenience. Please use this tool to ensure applications meet the qualifications and Interconnection Requirements for expeditious approval.
In order to qualify for RCP (see RCP requirements above), customers installing solar systems over 10 kW DC on a newly constructed home that does not have established usage history will need to provide load calculations stamped by an Electrical Professional Engineer in Arizona. These load calculations will need to be uploaded to the application under the document type “New Build Load Calculations”.
Resubmittals After Approval
In order to continue our efforts to streamline the application review process, applications that have new diagrams submitted after approval (i.e. change in equipment and new diagrams are uploaded) will need to be canceled and a new application will be required. The new application will be subject to the rate rider in effect at the time the complete application is submitted. This change is effective immediately. (See below, APS has extended this) Applications with resubmittals prior to today will continue to be manually processed.
Saver Choice Tech Plan Qualification (Formally known as R-Tech)
The Saver Choice Tech Plan Qualification application will be available online August 22, 2017. Customers interested in this experimental rate can apply if they meet the requirements.
Use this link to learn more: Saver Choice Tech
Solar Water Heater Incentive Program
The Solar Water Heater Incentive Program is now closed. Applications that have already been submitted will remain active.
We appreciate your patience as we process the high volume of applications received over the past several months. We will continue to work with you and answer any questions that may arise during this time of transition.
If you would like more information regarding the rate review decision, please visit azenergyfuture.com.
APS Renewable Energy Team
On 8/21/2017 5:35 PM, APS Renewable Energy emailed a revision:
We are contacting you again to provide a slight change and clarification regarding resubmittals after approval, which was mentioned in the Stakeholder Communication sent today. Due to feedback and some concern regarding this change, we will be postponing this policy until after the Grandfathering 180 day period is over.
It’s important to know that equipment changes or shortages do not extend the 180 day Grandfathering period.
We appreciate your feedback and flexibility.
APS Renewable Energy Team