Conferences & Events

Public Hearings on Rate Change Proposals

The California Public Utilities Commission has required statewide hearings as they consider the rate change proposals. Come tell the CPUC:

This is your chance to stand up to the utilities!

San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and Pacific Gas and Electric have proposed changes to residential rates that would hurt solar. They would add a flat fee for electricity service no matter how much you use and charge more for the electricity that solar customers still get from the utility. 

Tell the Public Utilities Commission not to approve anti-solar proposals.

We need solar customers, solar workers, and anyone else who wants to see California continue to be a leader when it comes to promoting clean solar power to attend these hearings! RSVP today!

 

 

How do these proposals hurt solar?

Tiered rates have been a cornerstone of California energy policy for years. The way rates are structured encourages people to use less energy and is likely a key determining factor in a customer’s decision to go solar. 

The utilities are proposing a fixed charge of $10 per month in addition to charging customers for the electricity they use. This will allow them to collect more money from people who do not consume much electricity from the utility. 

While solar customers know that rates are subject to change, opponents of the utilities’ proposals emphasize that any changes to rate design that the Commission makes should be done very gradually so as to not cause a complete market shift overnight. Other speakers at the hearing stated that the proposals also hurt low-income households and energy efficiency efforts.

 


PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULE

SAN DIEGO

September 16, 2014

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm 


Al Bahr Shriners Center – Upstairs Room
5440 Kearny Mesa Road
San Diego, CA  92111
 
EL CAJON

September 18, 2014

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm

El Cajon City Council Chambers
200 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO

September 23, 2014

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm

California Public Utilities Commission – Auditorium
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94102
 
 
FONTANA

September 29, 2014

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Fontana City Council Chambers
8353 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335    
 
 
TEMPLE CITY

September 30, 2014

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm


Temple City Council Chambers
5938 Kauffman Avenue
Temple City, CA  91780
PALMDALE

October 2, 2014

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Palmdale City Council Chambers
38300 Sierra Hwy, Suite A
Palmdale, CA  93550
CHICO

October 9, 2014

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Holiday Inn Chico – Conference Center
685 Manzanita Ct.
Chico, CA 95926
FRESNO

October 14, 2014

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Fresno City Council Chambers
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA  93721
 
 

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