About AECC

Arizonans for Electric Choice & Competition (AECC) is an association of industrial and commercial class retail electric ratepayers and serves as the voice of these ratepayers in issues that affect generation, transmission, distribution, and regulation of electric energy in Arizona.

AECC was formed in 1997 to promote electric competition and restructuring of retail electric service, and to represent large customers in all relevant matters pending before the Arizona Corporation Commission, the State Legislature, and Governor.

AECC Goals

  • Promote competition between providers of electricity for the benefit of all Arizona consumers
  • Support legislative and regulatory action to facilitate competition for electric service
  • Promote public awareness of the benefits of a competitive market for electrical services
  • Effectively advocate for industrial and commercial retail ratepayers in ratemaking items before the Arizona Corporation Commission and the Salt River Project
  • Represent the interests of large electric consumers in regulatory policy matters that impact the cost of retail electric service.

Guiding Principles

  • Free markets and competition create incentives for suppliers to serve rather than dictate to their customers
  • A fair and competitive market does not disadvantage one supplier of electricity over another
  • Empowering consumers to choose their electric supplier will lead to lower prices, better service, and market innovations
  • Large retail electric customers employ thousands of Arizonans and need reliable and affordable electric energy service to successfully continue to operate in a global marketplace

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