Sedona Smart Meter Awareness - Keeping Sedona Safe One Home & One Business at a Time
What is Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC)?

The Arizona Corporation Commission has jurisdiction over the quality of service and rates charged by public service utilities. By state law, public service utilities are regulated monopolies given the opportunity to earn a fair and reasonable return on their investments. What is fair and reasonable in any particular case has been and always will be open to debate in rate hearings before the Commission.

Generally, the Commission tries to balance the customers' interest in affordable and reliable utility service with the utility's interest in earning a fair profit. See Mission Statement below:

To recommend thoroughly researched, sound regulatory policy and rate recommendations to the commissioners, which are based on a balanced analysis of the benefits and impacts on all stakeholders and are consistent with the public interest.

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has held two open meetings regarding 'smart' meters in the past two years:

09/08/11  Special Open Meeting/Workshop

03/23/12 Special Open Meeting (ACC Workshop)

Who is Arizona Public Service (APS)

"APS -- The power of reliability, the power of experience. "

APS is the largest electric utility in Arizona and the principal subsidiary of publicly-traded S&P 500 member Pinnacle West Capital Corporation. 

  • The holding company, Pinnacle West Capital, through its APS utility sells wholesale and retail power to the wider western United States and also provides energy-related services.

  • Through another major subsidiary, Pinnacle West, it also develops and manages real estate in Arizona and also provides energy-related services.

APS is regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), the state agency that, by mandate of Article 15, Section 2 of the state's constitution, regulates energy utilities in Arizona, with the notable exception of Salt River Project and the rural electrical districts.  

Companies who lobbied for the 'smart' grid as contained in correspondence to the President of the United States dated April 5, 2010:

"We stand ready to assist you in your efforts to empower energy consumers, rebuild the economy,  save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Aclara                                                                    Alliance to Save Energy 
American Council for an Energy-Efficient      Economy (ACEEE)
APC by Schneider Electric                                 AT&T
Best Buy                                                               C3
Center for American Progress                         The Climate Group 
Comcast                                                               Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Control4                                                               Demand Response and Smart
Digital Energy Solutions                                             Grid Coalition (DRSG)        
      Campaign (DESC)                                          Dow                                                                     Efficiency First                                                     Energy Future Coalition                    
eMeter                                                                  EnerNOC                                            
EnergyHub                                                           Environmental Defense Fund                  Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)                 Foundation Capital                                 
General Electric                                                   Google, Inc.
Green Electronics Council                                 GridPoint, Inc.  
Hara                                                                       Hewlett-Packard
Honeywell                                                            iControl Networks, Inc.                                        
The Information Technology                             Intel
       Industry Council (ITI)                                   Itron
Johnson Controls, Inc.                                       Khosla Ventures
Kleiner Perkins Caufield &  Byers                    Natural Resources Defense Council
Nokia                                                                     Pew Ctr on Global Climate Change
Opto 22                                                                 Telecommunications Industry
Tendril Association (TIA)                                   U.S. Green Building Council
Vantage Point Venture  Partners                     Verizon                       


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