The Alliance has been participating in the Integrated Resource planning process since 2001. For the past few cycles, we have been encouraging the Commission to change the IRP process in order to make it more robust and effective. We believe that the ACC should approve (instead of simply "Acknowledge" the utility's plan and that the ACC should have to approve any material variations from the plan.
The ACC would also like to move much of the planning function from the utilities to the ACC. This would give the ACC much more input over the entire process.
We support these changes. Here is the announcement and Docket number.
Stakeholder Meeting and Workshop
In the Matter of Possible Modification to the Rules on Resource Planning and Procurement, Arizona Administrative Code R14-2-701 et seq.; Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff, R-14-2-1801 et seq.; Electric Energy Efficiency Standards, R14-2-2401 et seq.; and Gas Utility Energy Efficiency Standards, R14-2-2501 et seq.
Docket No. RU-00000A-18-0284
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 and Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.