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Delays in Public Ability to Review Renewable Contract & Bids Shortened 

It’s been nearly two decades since California first ordered utilities to enter into long-term contracts for renewable contracts and simultaneously cloaked the terms of those agreements in secrecy for up to a decade. That’s despite the fact that ratepayers pay for these agreements.

The California Public Utilities Commission on Nov.18 voted to expose the contracts […]

November 18, 2021|

More Gas to be Stored Under Pressure at Aliso Canyon Field

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to increase the amount of natural gas Southern California Gas keeps underground at its Aliso Canyon storage field in Los Angeles County by 7 billion cubic feet. On a 4-0 vote cast Nov. 4, regulators approved raising storage levels from 34 Bcf to 41.6 Bcf for up to […]

November 4, 2021|

Utility Regulators Okay PG&E’s $5B Fire Reduction Plan

Over strong opposition from community activists and those harmed by utility-sparked wildfires, regulators unanimously approved the newest blueprint from Pacific Gas & Electric aimed at addressing wildfire risk reduction. Opponents called for the California Public Utilities Commission to reject the plan and increase its oversight and enforcement of PG&E. Yet the document met with […]

October 21, 2021|

CPUC Axes SCE $1B Ratepayer Bond

The California Public Utilities Commission pared back a request by Southern California Edison to recover $1 billion of its wildfire expenses and other costs with long-term ratepayer-backed bonds. With little discussion, regulators authorized SCE Oct. 21 to recover $517 million of its wildfire capital expenses with a 25-year bond secured by ratepayer dollars but […]

October 21, 2021|

Regulatory Proposal Cuts SCE’s $1B Ratepayer Bond Request in Half

A California Public Utilities Commission proposal agreed with ratepayer advocates that Southern California Edison is overreaching in its request for $1 billion in long-term ratepayer-backed bonds. The Administrative Law Judges would allow the utility to recover only its $517 million in wildfire capital expenses from a bond securitization. The judges’ proposal excludes from the […]

October 12, 2021|
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