Payson Roundup: Smells Like Legalized Corruption

Smells like legalized corruption

By Payson Roundup

Sometimes, corruption’s perfectly legal.

Consider the unseemly tangle of issues surrounding Arizona Public Service’s move to quadruple the monthly charge for people who put solar panels on their roofs.

The homeowners invested in the solar systems to both help the planet and save a little money. But APS appears interested only in helping its bottom line.

APS claims people with rooftop systems don’t pay enough for access to the power infrastructure — since they generate so much power when the sun shines that they sell the excess to the privately owned utility company.

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