[img:gleason1_0.jpg|Mike Gleason, Chairman, ACC]Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 5, 2008 - Net metering rules that allow energy consumers to be compensated for generating their own energy through renewable resources have been approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).
In terms of these rules, which are applicable to all Arizona electric utility companies, customers with renewable energy generation capabilities such as solar panels will have two-way meters installed that will measure both the electricity coming in to a property, and the energy going back to the grid. Once each calendar year, the customer’s utility company will issue a check or billing credit for the balance of any energy generated in excess of the customer’s usage.
Facing what it saw as a threat to its monopoly from a surging rooftop solar industry, Arizona's largest utility secretly funneled millions of dollars to back favored candidates for the state commission regulating it.
[img:APS.thumbnail.jpg| ]Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 1, 2008 - Arizona's largest and longest-serving electric utility, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS), has selected the Aclara Software™ meter data management (MDM) solution to manage its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) operation. The system will interface with Elster’s AMI data collection system currently being installed across APS’ service territory.
A storage facility owned by Arizona Public Service (APS) in Surprise, Arizona, exploded on Friday night, injuring four firefighters. The explosion happened while four hazmat firefighters from Peoria were working to extinguish a battery fire at the facility.