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State Utility Regulators Pitch Electricity Affordability Criteria, Ponder Blue Sky Proposals

Regulatory affordability criteria to help control the state’s skyrocketing electricity rates were the starting point of a Feb. 28 California Public Utilities Commission conference.

California regulators must act because “there are people that have to choose between utility services and groceries,” said Abigail Solis, Manager of Sustainable Energy Solutions for Self-Help Enterprises. Regulators must “remove […]

March 2, 2022|

PG&E Seeks $15B More for Undergrounding and Fire Prevention

Pacific Gas & Electric is seeking $15.2 billion to work towards its target of undergrounding thousands of miles of power lines in areas with high fire danger in the update to its 2020-2022 plan, a document highly anticipated in policy circles.

The company plans to bury more lines; from a little over 22 miles in […]

February 28, 2022|

SCE Seeks $1.6 Billion More for Fire Prevention Work This Year

Southern California Edison has filed a 2022 update to its wildfire prevention plan at an estimated cost of more than $1.6 billion. The additional money will pay to insulate more bare power lines, install more fire-resistant poles and weather stations, and cut more trees near utility lines.

“It includes measures to reduce the frequency and […]

February 24, 2022|

SoCalGas Faces $10M Fine for Using Customer Money to Weaken Efficiency Codes

A regulatory judge is calling for a $9.8 million penalty on Southern California Gas Co. for using ratepayer funds to oppose standards that increased the efficiency of appliances and buildings to reduce climate pollution. The California Public Utilities Commission proposal is a departure from an earlier decision in which it declined to penalize the […]

February 7, 2022|
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