Give the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) your feedback on PG&E’s request for a rate increase! This month the CPUC will hold a series of Public Participation Hearings on PG&E’s application to increase rates and charges for electric and gas service, effective January 1, 2017.
Every three years, PG&E files an application with the CPUC requesting approval to increase rates for electricity and gas, then the CPUC sets rates for the next three years. At the Public Participation Hearings, PG& makes a presentation summarizing their requests and the CPUC’s Office of Ratepayer Advocates presents their review of PG&E’s requests.
The CPUC says the purpose of these hearings is to get input from the public, which they say they will consider in making their final decision. They will also have people there to deal with “individual customer billing and service concerns.”
To make special arrangements, such as sign and/or foreign language interpreters, you can contact the CPUC Public Advisor’s Office at 1-866-849-8391 or 1-415-703-2074 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org at least three days before the hearing.
The hearings will be held in different cities around PG&E’s service area. In the Bay Area:
Santa Rosa, Mon. July 25, 1 PM and 6 PM, Steele Ln. Community Center, 415 Steele Ln.
San Bruno, Tue. July 26, 1 PM and 6 PM, San Bruno Library, 701 Argus Ave. West
San Jose, Wed. July 27, 1 PM and 6 PM, San Jose Scottish Rite Ctr, Rm 3, 2455 Masonic Dr.