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CA Utilities Join Forces to Thwart Growing Utility Bill Scams

Customers increased reliance on home utility services has caused a rise in scammers preying on them and in increasingly nefarious ways, according to California’s investor-owned utilities and public utilities.

Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison customers were cheated out of more than $1 million recently. San Diego Gas & Electric customers lost half […]

November 16, 2021|

Massive Storm Causes Big Outages in PG&E Territory

Updated Oct. 27

The powerful storm that dumped unprecedented rainfall in parched Northern and Central California, particularly the Bay Area, led to 851,000 Pacific Gas & Electric customers losing power. As the storm moved south, customers in Fresno, Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties suffered outages.

On Sunday, Santa Rosa was hit with 6.2 […]

October 26, 2021|

The Buzz

The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District approves lower payments for distributed solar matched with storage incentives. Will other regulators grappling with high utility solar payments follow suit?

San Diego Gas & Electric will pay almost $60 million to settle a case on the misuse of ratepayer dollars meant to increase the use of efficient […]

September 16, 2021|

Newsom Proposes $2B for Ratepayer Bill Relief

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced May 10 that $2 billion in relief will be distributed among Californians having difficulty paying their electricity, gas, and water bills–an estimated 800,000 customers. A moratorium on utility disconnections for failure to pay is set to expire next month, but many residents continue to struggle financially largely because […]

May 11, 2021|
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