Last May, the Arizona Corporation Commission asked the public, utility companies, energy experts and residents to weigh in on the pros and cons of dismantling the state’s system of regulated monopoly, under which a handful of companies have a lock on electricity markets and are guaranteed a profit — in exchange for a steady electricity service.
That decision spawned a vigorous debate that dwarfed other big issues before the regulatory agency. And although the Arizona Corporation Commission recently closed its electric retail docket in September, proponents of deregulation aren’t giving up the fight yet.
This report draws from the Arizona Capitol Times and Yellow Sheet Reports, which followed the discussion from the very beginning, and offers an exhaustive and comprehensive coverage of the major policy proposal.
The Arizona Capitol Times Energy Report includes:
• An exhaustive guide to the debate over whether the state should dismantle its tightly-regulated monopolies and invite electric competition here.
• 44 pages of detailed information about the Arizona Corporation Commission’s decision to wade into electric deregulation, the efforts by existing public utilities to end the debate in their favor, and the campaign by proponents to persuade the state’s energy regulators that deregulation is the best policy for Arizona.
• A list of key players and their contact information.
• Editor’s Notes with valuable updates and unbiased analysis, including an overview of Arizona’s history with deregulation.
• Exclusive Arizona Capitol Times ongoing coverage when there are new developments with monthly email updates, PLUS breaking news emails.
For those who want a deeper look of the deregulation debate, the Arizona Capitol Times Energy Report provides detailed news coverage and analysis, drawing from the reporting of the Yellow Sheet Report, the best political tip sheet in the state, and the Arizona Capitol Times, the state’s award-winning political paper. The report goes beyond the headlines and is filled with information that is available nowhere else, capturing the details and nuances of this all-important policy debate in one convenient printable PDF.