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Lower Solar Power Prices, Growth & Savings Lead to Reduction in Arizonans 2012 Utility Bills

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) customers will see there electric bills drop $0.21 a month as a result of falling solar panel prices and cost savings realized on the utility’s renewable energy program, the Arizona Republic reports. APS charges customers a monthly tariff to provide incentives for them to make use of renewable energy and improve the energy efficiency of their homes and businesses. The state’s utility regulator, the Arizona Corporation Commission, voted late Wednesday to reduce the tariff from a maximum $4.05 to a maximum $3.84 per month. APS’ 2012 budget is increasing, to $106 million from $96 million, even with the renewable energy/energy conservation tariff reduction. APS is rolling $19 million that was either saved or earned via its news solar power plants through state production tax credits into the 2012 budget, APS’ renewable energy director Eran Mahr...

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