EEI's boot camp held up two companies as case studies - FirstEnergy and APS - despite both having become paragons of utility corruption.
Utilities have deceived public officials and investors to grow profits, occasionally leading to criminal investigations and prosecution.
Caught in patchwork of policies and pledges, some utility customers may still be awaiting electricity restoration or racking up fees
A mosaic of state policies and voluntary pledges has meant that the effects of missing a utility payment are playing out unevenly across the country.
Morgan Stanley analysts say utilities can grow earnings by accelerating coal-to-renewables switch, but some utilities are letting the opportunity slip away.
APS reported spending over $182 million between 2013 and 2018 on lobbying, marketing, grants, and political campaigns - $152 per customer.
Final Campaign Finance Reports Filed Before Election Shows APS Spending $30 Million To Defeat Prop 127
Millions More To Politicians While Arizona Rep. Grijalva Tells APS "No Thanks"
Tobin asked APS lobbyist whether they had a “public information strategy planned” to combat negative media coverage of a rate increase request while the case was still pending
Arizona Commissioner Justin Olson answered questions about Arizona’s energy policy by copying parts of an APS memo verbatim, emails show
Emails show that Olson forwarded a Wall Street analyst's questions to an APS lobbyist, then read from APS' answers verbatim.
Mark Cardenas, Democrat who came out against Prop 127, got $8,000 in “consulting” fees from APS-backed PAC