In 2017, APS reached a settlement on rate design that will have different impacts on different user groups. Although rates will affect individuals differently, and additional changes may occur before final approval, some of the expected results of this settlement are described at this summary brief.
In the wake of the Clean Power Plan, EPIC and the Sonoran Institute issued this Build-out Study on utility-scale solar developments in the pipeline at the end of 2015. These are projects
1. that are fully permitted
2. with planning or permits likely to be concluded by the end of 2017, or
3. are located in areas already identified as suitable for large-scale solar installations).
In addition to this survey, the report identifies existing policies that supported these installments and recommends future policies to continue the clean energy trajectory.