Opening Briefs on Discrimination Laws & Opt-out Fees at CPUC

The following Opening Briefs have been filed with the Calif Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), pertaining to whether discrimination laws (ADA and Public Utility Code 453) apply to charging opt-out fees and answering several questions about community (community-wide) opt-outs. These briefs derived from a request in the SCOPING RULING of June 8, 2012, by Michael Peevey, Commissioner of the CPUC.

The proceedings that have been consolidated into one opt-out proceeding are the following. The link below provides electronic access to all documents filed to date, with the Briefs filed pertaining to discrimination laws and opt-out fees found below this section.

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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

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Briefs filed in consolidated Opt-out Proceedings

#’s A1103014, A1103015, A1107020:

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Brief filed by Center for Electrosmog Prevention on 07/05/2012

http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/170230.pdf

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Brief filed by Southern Californians For Wired Solutions For Smart Meters (SCWSSM) on 07/19/2012

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171335.PDF (282 kb)
http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171335.htm

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EMF Safety Network Opening Brief: Smart meter opt-out fees and discrimination law

Brief filed by EMF Safety Network on 07/16/2012

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171451.PDF (286 kb)
http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171451.htm

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Brief filed by County of Marin on 07/16/2012

[Opening Brief of the County of Marin, County of Santa Cruz, Town of Fairfax,

City of Marina, City of Seaside, City of Capitola, City of Santa Cruz, Town of

Ross and The Alliance For Human and Environmental Health]

 

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171063.PDF (191 kb)

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171063.htm

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Brief filed by Peoples Initiative Foundation on 07/16/2012

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171069.PDF (472 kb)

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171069.htm

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Brief filed by Center for Accessible Technology on 07/16/2012

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171033.PDF (242 kb)

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171033.htm

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Brief filed by David L Wilner on 07/16/2012

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/170904.PDF (194 kb)

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/170904.htm

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Motion filed by Stop Smart Meters Irvine on 07/20/2012

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/MOTION/171372.PDF (924 kb)
http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/MOTION/171372.htm

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Brief filed by Utility Consumers’ Action Network on 07/16/2012

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171021.PDF (644 kb)

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171021.htm

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Brief filed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company on 07/16/2012

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171041.PDF (698 kb)

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171041.htm

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Brief filed by Southern California Edison Company on 07/16/2012

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/170935.PDF (155 kb)

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/170935.htm

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Brief filed by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (and So CA Gas) on 07/16/201

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171073.PDF (590 kb)

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171073.ht

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Brief filed by San Diego Gas & Electric Company on 07/16/2012 (Attachment)

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171074.PDF (782 kb)

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/EFILE/BRIEF/171074.htm

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