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APS files notice of intent to file new rate case

APS seeks to lower customer bills following tax overhaul bill
Posted at 12:22 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 15:24:30-04

PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona Public Service has filed notice of its intent to file a rate case with the Arizona Corporation Commission.

The new filing comes after consumer advocate Stacey Champion challenged the impact of the company's last rate hike in 2017.

Champion argued that many APS customers experienced a higher increase than the company cited during the rate case hearings.

In July 2019 Commissioners voted not to rescind the 2017 rates and instead directed APS to try again.

This time around the company says it wants to:

-keep residential rate changes to a minimum

-propose a pilot program for a flat average monthly bill over 12 months

-double its crisis funding for low income customers from $1.25 million to $2.5 million

An official rate case filing is expected by October 31.

The company is asking that any new rates go into effect December 1, 2020.

Click here to review the full filing.