Arizonans for Electric Choice and Competition Propose Issues For Discussion In ACC's Electric Choice Rule Review
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Arizonans for Electric Choice and Competition ("AECC") submitted to the Arizona Corporation Commission a list of "Areas for Discussion in Retail Electric Competition Rules."
The AECC's Areas for Discussion in Retail Electric Competition Rules is as follows:
1) Create a utility landscape enabling distribution utilities, natural monopolies, to maintain reliable
and efficient delivery of electricity to consumers.
2) Allow generation service to return to a competitive service as defined by Arizona law, and relieve
ratepayers of bearing the long-term risks of utility decisions. Ensure alignment of risks related to
generation investments with investor's, owner's, and/or operator's business objectives.
3) Integrate statewide transmission operations, generation dispatch, market monitoring, system
access, and participation in neighboring ISO/RTOs to optimize and develop Arizona's system
equitably for all consumers and fairly for all participants.
4)Encourage utilities and/or electric service providers to deploy competitive customer service models
to drive customer satisfaction on a variety of factors such as customized pricing, environmental
attributes, and technology adoption.
5) Increase customer choices for all consumers without harm or unjust costs to any other customer
6) Promote transparency and availability of system-wide data to allow all parties to determine cost-competitive
solutions to pursue opportunities.
7) Allow customer data to be accessible at the customers' discretion for evaluation by market
participants and technology providers offering solutions to the customer.
8) Provide the opportunity for the Arizona Corporation Commission to regulate the marketplace and
a) Oversight and enforcement of compliance with all rules and regulations by all participants
ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable operations.
b) Provide consumer protections and dispute resolution for retail customers.
c) Approve market products designed and proposed to support transmission operations.
d) Adoption of statewide surcharges to equitably fund all ACC mandated programs such as:
supporting low-income customers, advancing economic development, implementing
environmental (RE/EE) programs, resource adequacy, and others.