Everyone Benefits from Clean Energy and Electric System Reliability, So Everyone Should Pay their Fair Share
The way people buy energy is changing and more customers are buying power from sources other than their utility. If we are to continue California’s progress in meeting our clean energy and environmental goals, we must ensure that all customers continue to contribute equitably in the costs of clean energy and other resources purchased on their behalf.
Current laws to protect customers from paying for power investments made on behalf of others are not working. As more alternative energy providers form, there are going to be fewer remaining utility customers left paying an increasing cost for power purchased for others.
To address this problem, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently opened a formal proceeding to review the mechanism often referred to as the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment or PCIA…