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PG&E rates change

By scarney
Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 9:55 pm in Lamorinda.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved some significant changes in the rates households will pay for electricity from PG&E.

The households that use the highest amounts of electricity, falling into PG&E’s Tier 4, will see a 15% decrease in their rates; however, they will still have higher rates than households using less electricity.

PG&E will maintain its revenue through restructuring the other three tiers of users. Many users will get bumped into the next tier up, raising their rates and making up for the revenue decrease coming from Tier 4 users.

The commission did vote down a proposed $3 surcharge that would have been on every household’s bill.

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