The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District adopted on a 7-0 vote its staff’s novel compensation plan for rooftop solar that lowers payments for excess power sent to its grid but provides incentives to add storage to the systems. The net energy metering plan was amended just before the Sept. 16 evening vote to delay […]
San Diego Gas & Electric has agreed to return nearly $52 million in ratepayer funds that were supposed to pay for the distribution of energy efficient light bulbs for customers in remote areas but instead were dumped, missing, or not stocked at small stores. The utility also agreed to pay a $5.5 million fine […]
Pacific Gas & Electric seeks $1.47 billion from ratepayers for wildfire liability costs detailed in its 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan. PG&E’s Sept. 16 application to the California Public Utilities Commission seeks to recover $1.4 billion in expenses and $197 in capital expenditures over two years. The costs are to cover its wildfire risk mitigation […]
The Utility Reform Network is legally challenging regulators’ approval of Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to issue $7.5 billion in ratepayer-backed bonds, plus $4 billion in interest and charges over 30 years, intended to cover part of the utility’s wildfire liability.
The California Public Utilities Commission has put “captive ratepayers at risk of paying for […]