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Navajo Nation Files To Intervene In Arizona Utility Rate Case

The Navajo Nation has filed to intervene in a rate case for Arizona Public Service Company one of the state’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.

APS operates the Four Corners Power Plant on the New Mexico portion of the Navajo reservation.

Tribal President Jonathan Nez has said coal-dependent communities should be provided resources for their historic contributions and to help transition to other sources of energy.

State utility regulators have told APS it should be prepared to propose a transition fund for affected communities.

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