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APS' top exec offers to answer ACC's power shutoff questions — but not yet

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 10:54:38-04

PHOENIX — The CEO of Arizona Public Service Co. and its parent company is willing to talk to state regulators about utility shutoffs, but it likely won't happen next week.

In a letter filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission, APS Chairman and CEO Donald Brandt wrote he was willing to answer questions posed by the ACC, but asked for it to be on a later date.

"I will make myself available to answer your questions and will bring with me the appropriate senior subject matter experts," Brandt wrote in a letter submitted July 26. "I do, however, respectfully request additional time to fully prepare the answers to your extensive questions."

Last month, commissioners sent a list of 67 questions to Brandt and APS, hoping to get answers during an Aug. 6 open meeting. The questions sought information on the utility's policies regarding shutoffs and how they go about contacting those in danger of disconnection. Commissioners also suggested if APS officials were unwilling to testify they could be subpoenaed.

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