Arizona Public Service (APS)

Arizona Public Service (APS) Light Company – If you live in Arizona, then you must have or heard about this company.

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Many areas in Arizona uses APS for their electric needs, all other areas like parts in Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale use SRP (Salt River Project)

For those who have APS, you will want to hear what is the latest news about this company. As you may have already know, this company has been charging outrageous charges to use their services for years now.

This year the company has gotten approval from the Corporation Commission of Arizona to increase the rates yet again. As of now, the charges to have the service super seeds more then the actual usages of electricity.

I have been a customer of this company for 8 years now, and I am telling you when it comes down to choosing eating and paying your electricity, there is something wrong.

I am a person who conserves when it comes to the electricity, I use the energy saving light bulbs, energy saving appliances, making sure to use my appliances after the peak hours to save money.

The plans this company offers are as followed:

Saver Choice:

on-peak hours (higher cost): 3pm – 8pm Monday – Friday

off-peak hours (lower cost): 8pm – 3pm Monday – Friday, all day on weekends and 10 holidays

super off-peak hours (lowest cost): 10am – 3pm Monday – Friday during the winter (November – April bills)

10 holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

basic service charge
$0.427 day / $13 month

 

​on-peak
energy charge

$0.24314 per kWh

$0.23068 per kWh

off-peak

energy charge

$0.10873 per kWh
​$0.10873 per kWh
super off-peak
energy charge
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$0.03200 per kWh
grid access charge for solar customers – $.93 per kW-dc of generation​​​

 

Saver Choice Plus:

basic service charge: a basic service charge for fixed costs

energy charge: total amount of energy used during a billing cycle (kWh). This charge will vary by season (summer or winter) and by the time of day the energy is used (on-peak & off-peak)

peak hour usage charge: a separate charge for the highest one hour of on-peak energy used during a billing cycle (also referred to as demand kW)

on-peak hours (higher cost): 3pm – 8pm Monday – Friday

off-peak hours (lower cost): 8pm – 3pm Monday – Friday, all day on weekends and 10 holidays

10 holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

basic service charge
 
$0.427 day / $13 month
summer
May – October
winter
November -April
 
​on-peak
hour usage
(demand) charge
 
​$8.40 per kW
​$8.40 per kW
 
on-peak
energy charge
$0.13160 per kWh
​$0.11017 per kWh
off-peak
energy charge
 
$0.07798 per kWh

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​$0.07798 per kWh

Saver Choice Max:

basic service charge: a basic service charge for fixed costs

energy charge: total amount of energy used during a billing cycle (kWh). This charge will vary by season (summer or winter) and by the time of day the energy is used (on-peak & off-peak)

peak hour usage charge: a separate charge for the highest one hour of on-peak energy used during a billing cycle (also referred to as demand kW)

on-peak hours (higher cost): 3pm – 8pm Monday – Friday

off-peak hours (lower cost): 8pm – 3pm Monday – Friday & all day on weekends and 10 holidays

10 holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Cesar C​havez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

basic service charge
 
$0.427 day / $13 month
Summer
May – October
​Winter
November – April
 
​on-peak
hour usage
(demand) charge
 
$17.438 per kW
​$12.239 per kW
 
on-peak
energy charge
$0.08683 per kWh
$0.06376 per kWh
off-peak
energy charge
 
$0.05230 per kWh

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$0.05230 per kWh

Lite Choice:

Energy charges: are based on how much energy (kWh) is used during the month. It doesn’t make a difference what time of day you use the electricity on this plan.

basic service charge
 
$0.329 day / $10 month
 
​energy charge
 
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​$0.11672 per kWh

​​Its only available only to customers with an average monthly energy usage of 600 kWh or less

Premier Choice: 

Energy charges: are based on how much energy (kWh) is used during the month. It doesn’t make a difference what time of day you use the electricity on this plan.

basic service charge
 
$0.493 day / $15 month
energy charge
 
​$0.12393 per kWh

 

available only to customers with an average monthly energy usage of more than 600 kWh but less than 1,000 kWh

As you can see the charges when using electricity with APS. This is their new billing that was passed by the government of Arizona.

To fully understand how this billing works, I will give you a breakdown of my bill and how I am getting charged for my electric usage. Remember, I conserve my electric every much.

I am going off my recent summer bill I use roughly about 1446kWh for the month, my bill this month was $169.15 most of that bill was charges and not my actual usage. Here is a graph of my bill and the excessive charges APS charges me.

 

As you can see my recent bill is high, and this is someone who conserves electricity, by using energy saving appliances, bulbs, washes on off peak hours. I would hate to see the bills of those who do not conserve electricity.
You can see my actual usage charges are $112.27 + taxes =$129.85 if you take the full bill charge of $169.15 minus the actual usage of 112.27 and the taxes.
APS is charging an extra $40 to use their service, not to mention the excessive rates per kWh.

As in recent articles state, this company has already received a $95 million dollar rate hike on customers by the Arizona Corporation Commission after APS spent millions of dollars over the years on campaigns for those who regulate them.
They should be held accountable for their greed and misinformation. Lets sign the partition to have a rehearing to lower our rates.

Right now there is a partition by Stacey Champion to have a rehearing on the recent rate increase hike from APS. If you want to sign the partition you can do so here: https://www.change.org/p/arizona-corporation-commission-we-aps-customers-demand-a-rate-hike-rehearing

Our goal is to reach 7,500 signatures, we are almost there just a few more signatures and we will reach our goal.
So if you live in Arizona and are being services by APS, please sign the partition and lets get this rehearing to have our rates drop.
If you could help in donation anything to help with the legal fees, would be greatly appreciated.
When you have to choose food or your electricity, that becomes a problem for all of us. Lets get stop this greedy company, before they try to increase the rates yet again.

“Per A.R.S. 40-246, we, the customers of APS, believe that APS is in violation of commission order, therefore demand a rate hike rehearing” Stacey Champion

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