APS has a voluntary commitment to reach 100% clean energy by 2050 and will require support from competitive energy providers to meet this goal in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Community solar is one of the solutions that will support this goal.

In May 2022, the ACC ordered the creation of a Community Solar Working Group to establish the details of an APS community solar program. The working group was tasked with capturing best practices from across the country and seeking input on mechanics, implementation, and operational details including:

  • Interconnection process
  • Ownership structures
  • Compensation mechanisms
  • Bill credit design
  • Technology and location

The object of this study is to develop a data-driven estimate of the value community solar projects provide to the APS grid to serve as the basis for compensation mechanisms for projects and rates for customers.

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