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  For Immediate Release: 12/01/2017      
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First Commission Workshop on Forest Bioenergy


PHOENIX —The Arizona Corporation Commission will host its first workshop on Forest Bioenergy, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Commissioner Boyd Dunn will lead the workshop which will explore the use of forest bioenergy as a source of renewable energy while reducing the risk of wildfires by maintaining healthy woodlands and forests. Commissioner Dunn opened a docket in May on the topic. The Commission directed Arizona Public Service Company (APS) to file a report examining the use of bioenergy scenarios, including the costs and environmental benefits. The workshop will be streamed live at The docket can be viewed at Go to eDocket and enter docket number E-00000Q-17-0138.

WHEN:   Tuesday, December 5, 2017    
    10 a.m.    
WHERE:    Arizona Corporation Commission    
    1200 W. Washington Street    
    Phoenix, AZ 85007    
    Hearing Room Two    
  1. Opening Remarks    
  2. Presentations    
    a. Arizona State Forester    
    b. USDA Forest Service and Four Forest Restoration Initative    
    c. Arizona State Land    
    d. Arizona Public Service Company (APS)    
    e. Salt River Project (SRP)    
    f. Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO)    
    g. Eastern Arizona Counties Organization    
    h. Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition (UVRWPC)    
    i. Grand Canyon Trust    
    j. Novo BioPower    
    k. Enginuity Worldwide    
  3. Public Comment    
  4. Roundtable Discussion    
  5. Closing Remarks    


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