TEP wants to make going solar on homes and businesses much more costly! How are they doing this? By proposing additional charges on solar customers totaling $25-$30 a month!
Last year, hundreds of TEP customers including the Tucson City Council spoke out in opposition to TEP's anti-solar proposal. Now TEP is back, asking for reduced solar credits and new high charges that make it harder to go solar for people in Tucson.
The Arizona Corporation Commission is accepting public input on this proposal. It is critical we speak out and tell our local leaders and the ACC to reject TEP's attack on solar. Enter your information to get started.
Here a few points to get your comment started:
Let’s Protect Consumer Choice:
TEP wants to build and own more solar, which is good. But it’s extremely troubling that they don’t want anyone else to own solar. That’s anti-competitive, fails to recognize the important benefits of small local solar arrays, and limits choice for consumers.
Let’s Allow Solar Savings—Solar is an Opportunity:
TEP’s proposal does not consider the benefits rooftop solar customers provide to the grid and all ratepayers: Individual investments in rooftop solar benefit all Arizonans by increasing energy security and reliability, and reducing other utility spending, and help TEP meet its power requirements.
Let’s Encourage Local Jobs:
TEP’s proposal will hurt the local solar industry, a fast growing sector of good, clean local jobs (over 600 in Pima County alone). These are local jobs that cannot be outsourced. But if these anti-solar policies are adopted, they will hurt the local solar industry.
Let’s Invest in Our Environment for Future Generations:
Electricity production accounts for more than one-third of U.S. emissions that affect our air quality and public health costs. Rooftop solar does not need water to operate, making our grid more resilient.
Share Your Solar Story:
I have/want solar. I love it because _________________. I want my (friend, family member, etc.) to be able to install solar in the future.
First, enter your information so we may find your local and state representatives. You will then have a chance to write your comment to the ACC, and customize your comment to local officials.