Letter: Please say no to APS’ efforts to increase our bills

Editor:

I have had three homes in Arizona with solar. I see that APS wants yet another rate hike. They should be denied.

APS is not only disrespectful to solar customers but this recent rate case shows they are also disrespectful to all residential customers. The increases that APS is seeking on our monthly bills are disgusting.

I can’t believe that APS has spent millions of dollars on elections and now has the audacity to ask its ratepayers to pay millions through rate increases and increases to our basic service charge each month.

Elected members of the Arizona Corporation Commission: Please say no to APS’ efforts to unnecessarily increase our bills.

Sybil Malinowski Melody

Clarkdale

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IzzatSo 1 year, 3 months ago

You can believe it, Sybil.

The Arizona Republic reported that APS CEO Don Brandt's compensation (in 2016) was $12.3 million, which works out to about $33,700 PER DAY. Now Steve Quinn (APS Northwest Division Manager) reports on the new APS rate review agreement: "Through the agreement, we’ve settled on an average rate increase of about $6 per month for residential customers." And, "APS customers are the winners in this agreement." It's not hard for me to see who is the real winner here.

Let's see... APS claims 1.2 million customers, times six dollars each, per month. My math works that out to $86.4 million more dollars a year... for what?

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