Background: This August, federal authorities are expected to declare a shortage on Lake Mead. Due to extended drought conditions and over allocation of water rights, water levels in Lake Mead have been at their lowest levels since the reservoir was initially filled in 1935. A formal declaration will require water users in Arizona that rely on water from the Colorado River to curtail their usage and conserve.
Commissioners voted 3-2 to advance an amended energy rules package at its May 26 Open Meeting that will move Arizona’s regulated utilities to 100% carbon-free energy by 2070. The vote to move the rules forward comes after the energy rules failed at the Commission’s May 5 Open Meeting.
RUCO's Joint Letter with Other Community and Charitable Organizations Regarding Customer Disconnects
Within 12 hours of the Arizona Corporation Commission Staff releasing their proposed Emergency Rules regarding customer disconnects, RUCO worked closely with the experts on this issue, including Wildfire (formerly known as Arizona Community Action Association), Arizona PIRG Education Fund, and St. Vincent de Paul to try and mitigate harm to ratepayers. Unfortunately, the Commission did not agree to the groups recommendation. RUCO will continue to monitor this situation, in conjunction with these other organizations, to ensure ratepayers are adequately protected.