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  For Immediate Release: 7/12/2017      
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Arizona Corporation Commission Eliminates Burdens to State’s Electric Cooperatives

PHOENIX — The Arizona Corporation Commission voted to eliminate burdensome reporting requirements for Arizona’s Electric Cooperatives. Several items on the June Open Meeting Agenda addressed the requirements, including filing yearly load curtailment plans and the need to file Net-metering Facilities reports.

“These items either eliminate or modify requirements that the Commission has seen as unnecessary or burdensome for these Co-ops at this time,” said Chairman Tom Forese. “The Co-ops are different because they have another body of elected representatives who are accountable for making decisions on behalf of their communities. In accordance with Governor Doug Ducey’s efforts to eliminate unnecessary regulation, we accomplished two goals with these changes; one, the elimination of said regulations, and two we prioritized rural Arizona’s needs. I am proud of our actions today.”

You can find the full list of requirements that were addressed in the vote by going to and going to the Open Meeting agendas.


Established by Article 15 of the state’s constitution, the Arizona Corporation Commission is responsible for the regulation of public utilities and the oversight of incorporation or registration of companies wishing to do business in Arizona. Additionally, the Commission registers and oversees securities offerings and dealers, and enforces railroad and pipeline safety. The five commissioners who make up the Commission are elected by the people of Arizona for a four-year term, with the option of serving for two consecutive terms. To learn more about the Arizona Corporation Commission and its Commissioners, visit

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