From the Office of Commissioner Boyd Dunn

  For Immediate Release | 7-20-18      
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Commissioner Dunn Requests Review, Modernization, Expansion to Energy Standards and Rules


PHOENIX — In a letter posted to the Corporation Commission’s online docket today, Commissioner Boyd Dunn asks for a new rulemaking docket to explore, develop, and propose possible revisions to current Commission energy-related rules. The letter requests staff to explore revisions to the Corporation Commission’s Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST) and Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) processes.

“This is the logical, next step in bringing major transformation into Arizona’s energy landscape,” said Commissioner Dunn. “It is my hope that this process will help catapult our state into a leadership position when it comes to energy planning.”

The letter, found in the Energy Modernization Plan docket E-00000Q-16-0289, asks Dunn's fellow Commissioners their consideration in directing staff to begin the rulemaking process.

“There is a need to redefine our energy sources and include more renewables,” Dunn states in the letter. “The Energy Modernization Plan advances new concepts and makes significant changes to our current rules with little time for review and comment. I am not comfortable with the language as written; however, the concept of modernizing Arizona’s energy plan needs to move forward. I believe our normal rulemaking process will assure ratepayers, community organizations, stakeholders, and the public can participate in the drafting and the contents of any bold and innovative plan.”

Read Commissioner Dunn’s letter here:


All documents related to the Energy Modernization Plan docket may be found in the Corporation Commission’s online docket at Go to eDocket and enter docket number E-00000Q-16-0289.

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About Commissioner Boyd Dunn:
Boyd Dunn was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in November 2016. A retired Superior Court Judge, former Chandler Mayor and former Assisstant Attorney General, Commissioner Dunn has a long history of serving the public. He leads the Commission's current effort to build an elaborate Code of Ethics for its members. The Arizona Corporation Commission was established by the state’s constitution to regulate public utilities and business incorporation. The five Commissioners elected to the Corporation Commission oversee executive, legislative, and judicial proceedings on behalf of Arizonans when it comes to their water, electricity, telephone, and natural gas resources as well as the regulation of securities, pipeline, and railroad safety. To learn more about the Arizona Corporation Commission and its Commissioners, visit