Thursday, July 9, 2009

Kabuki Absolution ™

kabuki absolutionOn the 29th of January, 2009, Arizona’s largest electric utility, Arizona Public Service (APS), docketed [1] its obligatory, annual, long-term resource plan with the Arizona Corporation Commission.

In the introductory paragraph, APS requests that the Commission either approve the company’s Resource Plan, or “acknowledge that APS considered all relevant resources, risks and uncertainties known or knowable, and at the time the Commission makes its determination, the Company’s Resource Plan is reasonable and in the public interest.” APS also requests policy guidance.

After having long foisted repressive rate schedules on an unwitting community, the utility appears to be seeking absolution from the very authority that consecrates these rate schedules. The kabuki theater goes on.

[1] Docket No. E-01345A-09-0037

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