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After a more than year-long proceeding with significant stakeholder and public comment, today the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to support reforms to the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA). The PCIA is supposed to protect electricity customers from cost-shifts that can occur when electricity customers switch power providers. The CPUC opened a formal proceeding because the PCIA is not …
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October 10, 2018  By: Gary Passmore and Julian Canete  Choice for an essential service, like electricity, should not create winners and losers. But the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is poised to do just that unless it rejects a seriously flawed proposal by an administrative judge and supports an alternate proposal when it votes Thursday. Failure to adopt the Alternate …
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September 21, 2018  By: Julian Cañete California is a national leader in clean energy. Contrary to the perspective of advocates for Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs), the question before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Sept. 27 is not whether our state will continue to lead the nation in renewable energy, but whether all customers will contribute equitably to the …
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Senior, low-income, business, veterans’ and other groups once again reminded the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that protecting electricity customers from cost-shifts associated with alternative energy providers and Community Choice Aggregators (CCA) is not only required by law but key to the long-term viability of customer choice. Members of Equitable Energy Choice for California (EECC) today submitted a letter to …
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SACRAMENTO— Senior, low-income, business, veterans’ and other groups today reminded the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that protecting electricity customers from cost-shifts associated with Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is not only required by law but key to the long-term viability of customer choice. Members of Equitable Energy Choice for California (EECC) today submitted a letter to CPUC Commissioners in response …
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March 1, 2018  By: Gary Passmore  In a win for all utility customers, especially seniors on fixed incomes, the California Public Utilities Commission recently voted unanimously to require all power providers to demonstrate they have enough energy to meet their customers’ needs. While the requirement is in state law, a quirk in current regulations allowed some Community Choice Aggregators – …
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February 27, 2018 By: Carlos Antonio H. Vaquerano Los Angeles has a long history of having some of the worst air pollution in the country. Over the years, we have seen many days where the sky was thick with smog and haze. Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by air pollution, which is part of the reason why Latinos care …
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SACRAMENTO— Senior, low-income, labor, business and veterans’ groups are calling on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to approve resolution (E-4907) in order to protect statewide reliability planning and prevent cost-shifting of some energy costs from one group of electricity customers to another. “There’s a hidden threat to the wallets of seniors and others who live on fixed incomes in …
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2018 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today adopted a timeline and waiver process for community choice aggregators to serve electric load, allowing them to move quickly to serve new customers while at the same time complying with California’s program that ensures there will be adequate energy supplies for all customers. The …
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By: Edwin Tan, Ph. D, Director of Advocacy and Development, Asian Americans for Community Involvement Whenever friends ask me about living in the Bay Area, they always comment on the things we’re famous for: the technology industry and the incredibly high cost of living. In addition to our sky high rental rates and housing costs, some could end up paying …
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