The public utility ratemaking process is complex and requires a detailed analysis of a utility’s finances, property valuation, and future operational needs and challenges. The Arizona Corporation Commission is a constitutionally created entity charged with, among other duties, the task of setting rates for Arizona’s utilities. Obtaining rate relief, which can be a contentious and highly publicized procedure, is a critical element of a utility’s ability to conduct business in the state.
The public utility attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy have successfully represented a number of utilities in rate cases throughout the years. Our attorneys have also intervened in numerous rate cases on behalf of affiliated organizations to assist in the rate-making process.