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AEPCO CEO Testifies in Support of Great Rate-Setting Transparency

Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO) CEO Patrick Ledger testified in support of a bill that would require federal power administrations to detail costs on wholesale electric bills.  Ledger said after his testimony that AEPCO is fine with justified cost increases but does not have enough information to see what’s included in the bill and how costs are distributed between...

Arizona Electric Power Cooperative Regional Haze Plan Approved by EPA

Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO) has become the first Arizona utility to settle out of court with the US Environmental Protection agency (EPA) regarding EPA’s regional haze rules.  AEPCO presented an alternative plan than the one initially required by EPA’s original rule, and the approved plan will come at less cost to AEPCO’s members.  To read more please click...

Arizona Congressman Urges EPA to Meet with Coop on Clean Power Plan

U.S. Congressman Ron Barber of Arizona, along with his Arizona colleagues in Congress, has called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to meet with executives from Arizona Electric Power Cooperative to discuss the impact of the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan.  Click here for...

Court Denies Request to Delay Pollution Control Upgrades

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a request by Arizona and four utilities, including Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO), to delay Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional haze requirements while litigation against the new rules remains pending.  AEPCO previously appealed the requirements requesting that it use an Arizona Department of Environmental...

Power Provider Meets Opposition from ACC

Mohave Electric Cooperative’s (MEC) power supplier, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (AEPCO), is seeking a rate decrease for its customers but has encountered opposition from consultants hired by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), which must approve all rate increases or decreases.  MEC Chief Executive Officer Tyler Carlson has testified before the commission in...

EPA Agrees to Reconsider Environmental Requirements for Apache Generating Station

Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, the owner of the Apache Generating Station, recently received the good news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reconsidering requirements that would have resulted in costly upgrades.  The coop had requested that the EPA consider the Apache Generating Station’s unique situation to ensure that the coop is able to provide...