Calif: Speak Out Against Opt-out Fees at Local CPUC Meetings in December

The California Public Utilities Commission is holding public hearings in five California cities so that utility customers can comment on proposed modifications involving fees and billing for their ‘smart meter’ opt-out programs. This notice is adapted from those sent out by Ecological Options Network (EON) and CPUC.

AGAINST SMART METER OPT-OUT FEES? AGAINST OPT-OUT FEES GOING UP?

ATTEND ONE OF THESE LOCAL CPUC PPH (PUBLIC PARTICIPATION HEARING) MEETINGS – BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY – AND SPEAK OUT!

OR SEND YOUR COMMENTS BY EMAIL TO:

Public Advisor’s Office 1-415-703-2074 or toll free 1-866-849-8390
505 Van Ness Avenue TTY 1-415-703-52892 or toll free 1-866-836-7825
Room 2103 E-mail to <public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov>
San Francisco, CA 94104

————————————————–

THE MEETINGS (announcement by CPUC):

CPUC Sets Public Participation Hearings on Smart Meter Opt-Out Costs

The CPUC has set five Public Participation Hearings to hear from consumers about costs and cost allocation issues associated with requiring Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) to offer an analog opt-out option for residential customers who do not wish to have a wireless Smart Meter installed at their location. Each Public Participation Hearings will run for two hours at the following locations:

BAKERSFIELD (PG&E and SoCalGas territories)
December 13, 2012, 6 p.m.
Bakersfield City Hall Council Chambers
1501 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301

SANTA BARBARA (PG&E, SCE, and SoCalGas territories)
December 14, 2012, 3 p.m.
County Administration Building Board Hearing Room, 4th Floor
105 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

LOS ANGELES (SCE and SoCalGas territories)
December 17, 2012, at 6 p.m.
Junipero Serra State Office Building
Carmel Room – Auditorium, 1st Floor
320 West 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

SAN CLEMENTE (SCE, SoCalGas, and SDG&E territories)
December 18, 2012, 6 p.m.
San Clemente Community Center – Ole Hanson Fireside Room
100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, CA 92672

SANTA ROSA (PG&E territory)
December 20 2012, at 2 p.m.
Steel Lane Community Center – Dohn Room
415 Steele Ln., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

PG&E, SCE, SDG&E, and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) will provide a company representative at the Public Participation Hearings to address comments or concerns expressed by attendees. Intervenors may also provide representatives at the meetings. No presentations by the utilities or intervenors will be allowed. A time limit may be imposed, if necessary, to ensure that all members of the public are provided an opportunity to speak. If special accommodations, such as assisted listening devices or language interpreters, are needed, please send an email to public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or call toll free at 866-849-8390 at least three business days before the hearing date.

————————————————————
The Opt–Out Decision adopted interim fees for those residential customers electing to participate in the opt-out option and directed that a separate phase be initiated to consider cost and cost allocation issues associated with opt-out options. The decision also directed that the second phase consider whether the opt-out option should be extended to communities, such as local governments and residents of apartment buildings or condominium complexes.The Opt-Out Decision identified two main issues for the second phase: (1) cost and cost allocation, and (2) whether to adopt a community opt-out option.CPUC PROCESSStaff will be present at the hearings. The locations are all wheelchair accessible. For special needs, e.g., sign language interpreters contact the CPUC at 1-415-703-2074 or toll free at 1-866-849-8390 at least three days in advance.If one can’t attend but still wish to participate or submit written material about opt-0ut fees and other issues, please address these to:
Public Advisor’s Office 1-415-703-2074 or toll free 1-866-849-8390
505 Van Ness Avenue TTY 1-415-703-52892 or toll free 1-866-836-7825
Room 2103 E-mail to <public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov>
San Francisco, CA 94104
————————————————————

To view all legal filings pertaining to the PG&E, SDG&E, and SCE opt-out proceedings, now consolidated, as of May, 2012

go to:  http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/advancedsearchform.aspx

and enter (only) the proceeding number below for the proceeding you are interested in, then click Search. You will then see many pages of documents filed, in chronological order, by all Parties.

PG&E Opt-out Proceeding Number:  A1103014

SDG&E Opt-out Proceeding Number:  A1103015

SCE (Edison) Opt-out Proceeding Number: A1107020

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.

Copyright Center for Electrosmog Prevention 2011-2012