Deregulation Experiment Would Cost Members and Consumers Billions, Destabalize Arizona Energy Markets
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is considering deregulating the electric industry in Arizona. Deregulation would harm our cooperatives by:
- Raising rates to our members.
- Causing the electric system to become unreliable.
- Opening the Arizona electric market to speculators and power brokers.
- Prompting telemarketers and door-to-door solicitation.
Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives has produced a video that includes interviews with people from other states where the deregulation experiment has been a disaster, as well as excerpts from a report by the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power that is very critical of deregulation in that state, where on the 10-year anniversary of deregulation it was estimated that state’s foray into deregulation cost Texas electric consumers spent $10.4 billion more than they would have spent had deregulation not been implemented. View the video, “Deregulation’s Disastrous Impacts,” on the azgt-clone.sitereveal.net home page or under Media/Videos.
The ACC will be taking comments throughout the summer and making a determination this fall as to whether commissioners believe it would be in the best interests of Arizona to move forward with deregulation. It is critical that a strong message be sent to the ACC that deregulation hurts our members and ratepayers statewide. We need your help!
Sign the Petition to the ACC
We encourage you to sign the petition to the ACC, letting them know you think deregulation is a bad idea: https://www.votervoice.net/GCSECA/Petitions/237/Respond
Follow the Deregulation Issue
We encourage you to also follow the discussion and connect your friends, family and neighbors to these sites and social media platforms so they can be aware of deregulation and the possible effects it will have on them.
Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association
Arizona Power Consumers Coalition (AzPCC)
Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives
We are optimistic that working together with other cooperatives and utilities in the state to inform the ACC and Arizona consumers that deregulation is a bad idea for Arizona. We thank you for taking the time to learn more about issues facing our cooperatives and taking action on the issues important to all of us.