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Ariz. regulators get earful from utilities opposed to retail competition

Aug 02, 2019 - SNL Energy Finance Daily

In a third effort over the last 25 years to consider opening utility monopolies to retail competition in Arizona, state regulators heard utilities and cooperatives say the idea is still a bad one that would harm electric service reliability, drive up rates and threaten progress in renewable energy and efficiency.

Still, the Arizona Corporation Commission continued to pursue its inquiry in a two-day workshop July 30-31 to examine whether utility customers would benefit from retail electric ...