Arizona Staff Seek Clarification From Commissioners On Process For Retail Choice Investigation
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Staff of the Utilities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission have sought clarification from all Commissioners on the process to be followed in the ACC's review of retail electric choice
The Utilities Division Staff noted that, "During the Staff Open Meeting on September 11, 2019, the Commissioners discussed item
No. 5 'Discussion, Consideration, and possible vote regarding process/procedure for drafting
Retail Electric Competition Rules'. As part of the conversation, Commissioner Marquez Petersen
suggested that the Commissioners docket their questions and/or relevant topics. The
Commission's Utilities Division Staff ('Staff') would then compile those questions and topics into
one document seeking comments from stakeholders and interested parties. Commissioner Dunn
suggested September 30, 2019, as a possible date to docket the comments."
"It was Staff's understanding that Staff would compile all Commissioners' questions and
send them to all stakeholders for them to respond within 60 to 90 days. Staff was also directed to
file its research as the document is available and be ready to present the outcome/result of its
research at the December Open Meeting," Utilities Division Staff noted
"However, on September 23, 2019, Chairman Burns filed a letter requesting Staff and
interested parties to respond to his questions by October 18, 2019. On September 24, 2019,
Chairman Burns and Commissioner Olson outlined a process for their two offices to begin work
on a preliminary rules package that would be available early next year," Utilities Division Staff noted
l. Continue compiling a list of questions and topics (including those questions
docketed by Chairman Bums on September 23, 2019) from all of the
Commissioners to send to interested parties for comments?
2. Continue working on a set of proposed Retail Electric Competition Rules?