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A LIST OF "Arizona goes solar" Participating utilities

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As part of its commitment to developing renewable resources, Ajo Improvement Company (AIC) offers a variety of incentives to help our customers take advantage of the renewable energy resources available in Arizona. AIC continues to meet the Renewable Energy Standard by purchasing over 700 MWH of renewable energy. AIC’s goal remains to create a program that will provide incentives to customers to pursue such resources, which could result in the reduction of energy costs and decrease air pollution.

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Since 1954, we have led the advancement of solar energy in Arizona. We believe solar energy should, and will, play a growing role in Arizona’s energy future. As technologies advance, we will continue to add solar-generated power to our energy mix, which will allow all our customers to share in the benefits of clean solar energy. We know how important solar is to our customers and to our state. That’s why we will continue to invest in solar technology to power homes across Arizona.

For additional information on APS’s renewable energy programs, visit aps.com/gosolar.

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Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative (DVEC), a class-A member of Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives, is one of the original “founding four” cooperatives that helped form Arizona Electric Power Cooperative 50 years ago to meet the generation and transmission needs of rural Arizona residents in Duncan and the surrounding area.

DVEC was incorporated in 1947 with the purpose of providing affordable and reliable electric service to the Duncan, Arizona area. DVEC’s service area includes southern Greenlee and Greenlee counties in Arizona, as well as parts of Grant and Hidalgo Counties in New Mexico.

DVEC serves almost 2,000 members. It has more than 2,300 electric meters and 792 gas meters, with 452 miles of electric distribution line and 50 miles of gas line. The cooperative employs 13 people.

DVEC offers a variety of incentives that are designed to help our members take advantage of the renewable energy resources available in our state. Doing so will help decrease air pollution, reduce energy costs for participating members and help build a more sustainable future for all Arizonans.

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SunWatts is Mohave’s program to support renewable energy programs in our service territory. Existing and new renewable energy sources contribute to the reduction of dependence on fossil fuels and also provide clean electricity.

The SunWatts Renewable Energy Incentive Program is available for members interested in using alternative (green) energy sources. The program offers rebates for residential and commercial members who install qualified photovoltaic (solar) systems, wind generators, or solar water heaters to supplement their energy needs.

These incentive programs, together with other large scale renewable energy projects help Mohave meet goals established by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).

For information on Mohave Electric’s renewable energy programs, visit www.mohaveelectric.com or call (928) 763-1100.

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As part of its commitment to developing renewable resources, Morenci Water & Electric Company (MWE) offers a variety of incentives to help our customers take advantage of the renewable energy resources available in Arizona. MWE continues to meet the Renewable Energy Standard by purchasing over 4,600,000 kWh of renewable energy. MWE’s goal remains to create a program that will provide incentives to customers to pursue such resources, which could result in the reduction of energy costs and decrease air pollution.

Incentive payments will provide for a portion of the total system cost and will be an up front one-time payment based on a 20-year agreement with MWE in accordance with the approved Implementation Plan. The incentives are designed to meet a long-term renewable energy goal for 15 percent of our retail energy sales to come from renewable energy resources by the year 2025.

To help customers with the cost of adding renewable energy systems to their homes or businesses, MWE offers the solar and renewable energy incentives that include support for a wide variety of renewable energy technologies including solar projects, such as photovoltaic systems, solar water heaters, solar heating and cooling, as well other technologies such as wind, biomass and biogas cooling.

For additional information on MWE’s renewable energy programs, visit the MWE office at 401 Burro Alley Morenci, Arizona or call the MWE Office at (928) 865-2229.

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NEC provides its members with a variety of incentives for implementing qualifying renewable energy resources at their residences or businesses, within the cooperative’s service territory. NEC incentives are offered to residential and non-residential members on an equal basis.

The incentives are designed to meet the short and long-term renewable energy goals established by the Arizona Corporation Commission. The long-term goal is for 15% of our retail energy sales to come from renewable energy resources by the year 2025. The goal for 2010 is that 2.5% of retail sales be derived from renewable energy resources. Of that percentage, 20% must come from Distributed Renewable Energy Resources – systems which are installed on the member’s premises and are used to offset member load, such as rooftop photovoltaic panels and wind turbines.

To assist its members with the cost of adding renewable energy systems to their homes and businesses, NEC has developed its ACC approved Renewable Energy Incentive Program (REIP). The program provides monetary support for a variety of renewable energy technologies such as photovoltaic systems, solar water heating, solar heating and cooling, and wind turbines. Funding for the REIP by NEC is collected through the ACC approved environmental portfolio surcharge.

In addition to the REIP which assists individual members with renewable energy development, NEC has installed and operates grid connected photovoltaic systems at two NEC distribution substations. The NEC systems blend photovoltaic generation with traditional resources to serve member load requirements on a circuit-wide basis.

For more information on NEC’s renewable energy programs, visit www.navopache.org or call NEC at 928-368-5118 or toll free at 800-543-6324.

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SRP is the third-largest public power utility in the country and serves more than 1 million electric customers in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Founded on the principals of resource stewardship, SRP has been supplying water and power to the Phoenix area for over 100 years.

Today SRP is operating under its SRP 2035 Sustainability Goals, which were approved by a diverse group of stakeholders and the SRP Board through a robust engagement process. SRP is making decisions through the eyes of future generations, balancing costs and impacts while providing reliable, affordable water and power – for today and tomorrow. There are five SRP 2035 focus areas: reduce carbon footprint; ensure water resiliency, promote a sustainable supply chain and reduce waste; enable our customers and the grid; and engage with SRP’s communities. SRP is committed to reducing the carbon footprint from its own generation sources while enabling customers to choose renewables and manage their energy usage to help achieve their own goals.

For more information, call (602) 236-4448, e-mail us at DER@srpnet.com, or visit www.srpnet.com/solar.

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TEP, a subsidiary of Fortis Inc. (NYSE: FTS), provides safe, reliable service to more than 417,000 customers in the Tucson area. The company is recognized as an industry leader in solar energy thanks in part to its pioneering development of Arizona’s first large-scale photovoltaic (PV) array near Springerville. The company has approximately 250 MW of solar energy systems that it either owns or contracts with throughout the State of Arizona. These utility scale resources will complement the systems customers install at their own homes and businesses with support from TEP’s SunShare program.

These resources help TEP comply with Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard, which requires electric utilities to increase their use of renewable energy each year until it represents 15 percent of their power by 2025. An increasing share of that power – at least 30 percent after 2011 – must come from distributed systems developed at local homes and businesses. The subsidies for those systems and other aspects of TEP’s renewable energy programs are funded by customers through the Renewable Energy Standard Tariff (REST), a surcharge set each year by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).

For more information about TEP’s renewable energy resources, visit http://TEP.com/Renewable

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UES, a subsidiary of Fortis Inc. (NYSE: FTS), provides safe, reliable electric service to more than 90,000 customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz counties. The company’s renewable energy resources are secured in part through utility-owned solar projects, as well as through power purchase agreements (PPAs) with 3rd-party developers. UES currently has approximately 60 MW of solar throughout the State of Arizona.

These resources help UES comply with Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard, which requires electric utilities to increase their use of renewable energy each year until it represents 15 percent of their power by 2025. An increasing share of that power – at least 30 percent after 2011 – must come from rooftop PV arrays and other distributed systems. These systems and other spects of UES’ renewable energy programs are funded by customers through the Renewable Energy Standard Tariff (REST), a surcharge set each year by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).

For more information on UES’ renewable energy resources, visit http://uesaz.com/renewable.

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