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Greg Patterson
Greg is a husband, father, Lawyer, CPA.
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NMIPP is proud to count SunZia as a member. Here's our letter to BLM in support of the SunZia project. Continue reading
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The SunZia project will be on next week's ACC Agenda. Here is our letter in support of the project. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
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Southwestern Power Group is a a founding member of the Arizona Competitive Power Alliance and long time member of the New Mexico Independent Power Producers Association. We are proud to support their application at BLM. Here is a copy of our letter. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
Chairwoman Marquez-Peterson tries to bridge the information gap. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
Longroad has filed an interesting update as part of the Biennial Transmission Assessment. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
SunZia continues to make progress. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
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APS has announced its intention to file a rate case in July of 2022. Here's a link to the filing. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
The ACC voted 3-2 to REJECT SRP's request to rehear the case....this wasn't a rejection of the case, it was a rejection of SRP's request to even ARGUE for the project. Rather extraordinary indeed. N O T I C E SPECIAL OPEN MEETING NOTICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION Monday,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
The most important lesson in Event Planning is that you can't compete with Comic-Con. Our annual summer conference was originally scheduled for July 21st and 22nd in San Diego. Those are the same dates as San Diego Comic-Con and there's not a hotel room for under $500 within 50 miles... Continue reading
The most important lesson in Event Planning is that you can't compete with Comic-Con. Our annual summer conference was originally scheduled for July 21st and 22nd in San Diego. Those are the same dates as San Diego Comic-Con and there's not a hotel room for under $500 within 50 miles... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
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In the previous post, I mentioned that we host Continuing Legal Education Lunch with prominent Arizona attorneys. Each month, we also host a monthly lunch with a much broader group. This month's Policy Networking Lunch will be on June 30th with Congressman David Schweikert. Let me know if you would... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
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Each month I host Continuing Legal Education lunch with a prominent Arizona attorney. These meetings are free. We are adding a zoom feature, so I have started to post them on the Alliance Website. Our next meeting will be June 15th with State Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick. Here are... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
What is the most complex legal field? I would argue that it's taxation followed by Indian Law. If you are looking for the most complex single issue, your best bet is taxation issues in Indian Country. The AZ Supreme Court just decided the Southpoint case and the result has implications... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
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Investor owned utilities are pushing an amendment to the federal budget reconciliation bill that would allow them to opt out of Investment Tax Credit Normalization requirements. This selective opt out would incentivize monopoly utilities to self-build rather than enter contracts with third parties. Independent Power Producers oppose the change as... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
David Getts is the longest serving board member of the New Mexico Independent Power Producers and the Arizona Competitive Power Alliance. David recently addressed the annual meeting of the Energy Bar in Washington DC. This article covers his remarks on the SunZia project. WASHINGTON — If SouthWestern Power Group had... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
David Getts is the longest serving board member of the New Mexico Independent Power Producers and the Arizona Competitive Power Alliance. David recently addressed the annual meeting of the Energy Bar in Washington DC. This article covers his remarks on the SunZia project. WASHINGTON — If SouthWestern Power Group had... Continue reading
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The Public Service New Mexico Integrated Resource Planning Stakeholder Group met in Albuquerque today to participate in a presentation on western resource adequacy that was prepared by E3. This slide provides an overview of some key issues in the west. Here's the full slide deck. Continue reading
The Economist has a good summary of some of the issues that are facing the industry. America’s clean-energy bosses thought they would by now have more to celebrate. In the presidential campaign of 2020 Democrats tried to outbid one another on climate plans—Joe Biden offered $2trn, Bernie Sanders’s Green New... Continue reading
Arizona Public Service hosts a "Resource Planning Advisory Council" Here is the latest update. (Let me know if you would like additional information about the RPAC Meetings.) Good Afternoon RPAC Participants, We are preparing material and agenda for the upcoming meeting June 7th. As we continue to facilitate and provide... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
Here's an interesting article from the Economist. America’s clean-energy bosses thought they would by now have more to celebrate. In the presidential campaign of 2020 Democrats tried to outbid one another on climate plans—Joe Biden offered $2trn, Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal was $16trn—as if the nomination would go to... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
The Solana plant is on tomorrow's Open Meeting Agenda. Here's Staff's Solana memo which provides a good summary of the issue. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
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RPAC Members, APS and 1898 & Co. are pleased to announce the release of APS’s 2022 All Source Request for Proposals (“RFP”). APS has issued a press release related to this which you can find here. The RFP is seeking offers from interested parties for proposals for resources in-service between... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
From the Coolidge Examiner: COOLIDGE — Members of the Coolidge citizens’ committee aimed at preserving farmland and stopping the spread of solar projects clapped and rejoiced Monday night as the City Council voted to approve the removal of solar facilities from the list of permitted uses on local agricultural land.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
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Here is a docket that we will be watching. Once we have seen the filing, it's possible that we will intervene. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2022 at Arizona Competitive Power Alliance
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Greg Patterson is the Director of the New Mexico Independent Power Producers' Association. Greg is an attorney, CPA and Consumer Advocate. Greg is also the Director of the Arizona Competitive Power Alliance. Greg can be reached at greg@nmipp.org Continue reading