Article Source: PG&E's Mailing & Comments by Robert Riechel
PG&E's General Rate Case Phase II
Dear Valued Customer:
Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Public Utilities
Commission (CPUC) would like to hear from you. You're invited to
participate in a remote Public Forum, also called a Public
Participation Hearing (PPH), about PG&E's General Rate Case Phase
At the hearing, you can make comments and raise concerns to the CPUC's Administrative Law Judge overseeing this application.
Where and when will these Public Forums be held?
compliance with the Governor's directive and the CPUC’s ongoing efforts
to protect customers and community members, this meeting will be held
via remote participation using web or teleconferencing.
public forums can be viewed online or heard through the phone as shown
below. If you wish to make a comment, please participate by phone using
the phone number and passcode below.
Phone Number passcode: 1673482
(To make a comment, press *1)
Phone Number passcode: 5020731
(To make a comment, press *1)
public comments may also be provided at any time during the proceeding
in the "Public Comment" tab of the Docket Card for A.19-11-019,
available at cpuc.ca.gov/A1911019Comment.
note: If you need a language interpreter, please contact the CPUC's
Public Advisor's Office using the contact information at the end of
this notice at least five business days before the Public Forum.
Why am I receiving this notice?
is proposing to adopt rates that more accurately reflect what it costs
to serve each customer class. This results in rate increases for some
customer classes and decreases for other customer classes.
the second phase of the General Rate Case, rates are designed by
dividing approved electric costs among each customer class
(residential, commercial, etc.). There are no new costs proposed in
this Phase II application. This application concerns rate designs that
will incorporate rate changes from other PG&E proceedings,
including PG&E's Phase I General Rate Case, and would be phased in
over at least three years. The section below, which shows how the
proposed rate change could affect your monthly bill, does not include
other rate changes that may be adopted by the Commission.
How could this affect my monthly bill?
electric customers receive generation, transmission, and distribution
services from PG&E. The cumulative effect after the initial
three-year phase-in of rate adjustments for a typical residential
customer using 500 kWh per month would decrease their bill from $127.40
to about $127.04, or -0.3%. A similar customer using 750 kWh per month
would see a bill decrease from $188.75 to about $186.83, or -1.0%.
Access and Community Choice Aggregation customers only receive electric
transmission and distribution services from PG&E. On average, these
customers would see a rate decrease of -0.1%.
Load customers do not receive electric generation, transmission, or
distribution services from PG&E. However, these customers are still
required to pay certain charges by law or CPUC decision. On average,
these customers would see a rate increase of 6.1%. Actual impacts will
vary depending on usage.
How does the rest of this process work?
application has been assigned to a CPUC Administrative Law Judge who
will consider proposals and evidence presented during the formal
hearing process. The Administrative Law Judge will issue a proposed
decision that may adopt PG&E's application, modify it or deny it.
Any CPUC Commissioner may sponsor an alternate decision with a
different outcome. The proposed decision, and any alternate decisions,
will be discussed and voted upon by the CPUC Commissioners at a public
CPUC Voting Meeting.
to the proceeding are currently reviewing PG&E's application,
including the Public Advocates Office, which is an independent consumer
advocate within the CPUC that represents customers to obtain the lowest
possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service
levels. For more information, please call 1-415-703-1584, email PublicAdvocatesOffice@cpuc.ca.gov, or visit PublicAdvocates.cpuc.ca.gov.
Your participation by providing your thoughts on PG&E's request can help the CPUC make an informed decision.
Where can I get more information?
If you have questions about PG&E's filing, please contact PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
For TTY, call 1-800-652-4712.
If you would like a copy of the filing and exhibits, please write to the address below:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
2020 GRC Phase II Application (A.19-11-019)
P.O. Box 7442
San Francisco, CA 94120
More information, including PG&E's application and supporting documents, is available at pge.com/grc.
For additional information and any updates on the Public Forums, please visit cpuc.ca.gov/pph.
If you have questions about CPUC processes, you may contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor's Office at:
Phone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-2074
Mail: CPUC Public Advisor's Office
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
reference PG&E's General Rate Case Phase II (A.19-11-019) in any
communications you have with the CPUC regarding this matter.
It you read your latest PG&E bill’s insert on WMCE, you
will read that PG&E is again before the California PUC (and it already has
requested a yet unapproved rate increase) requesting $1.3 BILLION for work
performed mainly during the years 2017-2019 related to wildfire mitigation,
responding to certain catastrophic events and a number of other activities.
California State Senator Jerry Hill had for years fought on YOUR behalf to reign in the CPUC in approving
PG&E rate increases as PG&E in many cases did not use the approved
money for the reasons stated in their rate increases. PG&E at times made more than one request
for a rate increase for money to do the same work.
Regardless who in the California State Legislature is
picking up where Senator Jerry Hill is leaving off,
YOU need to do YOUR part to work to curtail the CPUC from
continuing to rubber stamp PG&E’s continual rate increases to fix
conditions PG&E did not fix previously and to fix conditions they should
fix as part of doing their business. How
many times must PG&E receive rate increases to fix the same problem?
HERE is who YOU need
to contact and voice your disapproval of the CPUC again granting PG&E yet
another rate increase.
To submit YOUR comment
to the CPUC visit http://cpuc.ca.gov/A2009019COMMENT
Scroll down in the document and there is a icon link to LEAVE PUBLIC COMMENT
Here YOU can view
documents relating to this proceeding.
For answers to your
questions on this matter:
Mail to: CPUC
Francisco, CA 94102
WILDFIRE MITIGATION AND CATASTROPHIC
EVENTS APPLICATION A.20-09-019
Questions to ASK:
WHAT other activities will this requested rate
increase pay for?
WILL this requested rate increase pay for SALARIES?
WILL this requested rate increase pay for RETIREMENTS?
WILL this requested rate increase pay for
Consider asking the CPUC to add YOU
to their mailing list for ALL future communications relating to WILDFIRE MITIGATION AND CATASTROPHIC EVENTS APPLICATION
A.20-09-019 and similar applications
Consider sharing this information with all of YOUR friends and neighbors.