PUC Denies SDG&E Plan to Charge Ratepayers for 2007 Fire Losses – Losses Caused by SDG&E Equipment

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in Energy, Environment, Health, History, San Diego

By Miriam Raftery / East County Mag / December 20, 2012

In a unanimous decision, the California Public Uitlities Commission (CPUC) denied San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern Califiornia Gas Company’s proposed Wildfire Expense Balancing Account (WEBA). SDG&E had sought to charge ratepayers for its uninsured liability costs for wildfires caused by the utility’s lines, both for future fires and the 2007 firestorms that ravaged San Diego County. (Click here for the formal decision.)

 “This is a huge win for San Diego County residents — and for common sense,” said Supervisor Dianne Jacob. “SDG&E’s proposal to charge ratepayers for fires the utility largely helped cause would have been a grave injustice to ratepayers and victims of the 2007 firestorms. Sempra Energy and SDG&E continue to make healthy profits and last year dished out hefty bonuses to their top executives,” she added. “The idea that SDG&E cannot afford these costs is nonsense – and I’m glad state regulators appeared to see it the same way.”

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avatar Face williams December 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

Great article, I hope people realize this is what the world is coming to! Can kites and birds be in harm from the drones? I sure hope not!!!!!!

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