SPURR Board Passes Resolution Against PG&E’s Excessive Rate Increases

SPURR’s Board of Directors recently passed Resolution 2022-01 in opposition to PG&E’s proposed rate increases in the utility’s 2023 General Rate Case(GRC).

According to GRC documents filed by PG&E in June 2021, PG&E requests the following sample class average rate increases effective January 2023, as compared to then-current rates:

  • Bundled Electricity, Small Commercial Customer Class: 18.4%
  • Bundled Electricity, Medium Commercial Customer Class: 13.4%
  • Bundled Electricity, Large Commercial Customer Class: 12.3%
  • Natural Gas Transport, Core Small Commercial Customer Class: 25.4%
  • Natural Gas Transport, Core Customer CNG Stations: 30.7%
  • Natural Gas Transport, Noncore Distribution Level: 23.0%

In support of the City of Fresno’s advocacy in response to these excessive proposed rate increases, Resolution 2022-01 calls upon the California Public Utilities Commission to freeze PG&E’s rates until (a)PG&E has identified internal cost-cutting and spending control measures, including a substantial reduction of non-essential expenses within their existing organization, and (b) PG&E has committed to internal cost reductions that will lead to rate increases significantly below the increases proposed in the 2023 GRC.

To see the resolution, click here: SPURR Rsltn 2022-01 re PGE GRC signed

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