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Navajo files to intervene in Arizona utility rate case

Posted at 6:01 AM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 08:01:14-05

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation has filed to intervene in a rate case for one of Arizona's largest utility companies.

The tribe is seeking ways to make up for the loss of coal revenue as power plants and mines shut down in the region, and to develop renewable energy projects.

Arizona Public Service Co. operates the Four Corners Power Plant on the New Mexico portion of the Navajo reservation.

Tribal President Jonathan Nez has said that coal-dependent communities should be provided resources for their historic contributions and to help transition to other sources of energy. Arizona utility regulators have told APS that it should be prepared to propose a transition fund for affected communities.