The Constitutional Amendment would replace Arizona's Current Plan for Increasing Renewable Energy Use by Imposing a New Mandate Requiring Nongovernmental Electric Utilities to Increase the Portion of Their Retail Energy Sales Generated from Certain Types of Renewable Energy Resources to 50% by 2013.
Arizona Ballot Measure - Proposition 127
Election: Nov. 6, 2018 (General)
The Constitutional Amendment would replace Arizona's current plan for increasing renewable energy use by imposing a new mandate requiring nongovernmental electric utilities to increase the portion of their retail energy sales generated from certain types of renewable energy resources to 50% by 2030.
A "YES" vote will replace Arizona's current plan for transitioning nongovernmental electric utilities to renewable energy with a constitutional mandate that, irrespective of cost to consumers, 50% of the retail energy sales of these utilities come from certain types of renewable energy by 2030 (neither pre-1997 hydropower nor any nuclear generation counts for this percentage); the current plan increases use of the same types of renewable energy from 8% this year to 15% in 2025. A "YES" vote also will mandate that these utilities increase their use of distributed renewable energy (energy locally generated and distributed from customers' premises) to 10% by 2030; will require the new mandates be met by obtaining renewable energy credits, which may be created through renewable energy production or purchased from others who own existing renewable energy credits; and will require the Arizona Corporation Commission to enact implementing regulations.
A "NO" vote will preserve the existing rules that govern the required annual percentage of retail sales of renewable energy by nongovernmental electric utilities.