Calif. Cities Say $2B Power Line's Rate Formula Shafts Users

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Six California cities and an energy company filed opposing motions with a federal agency on Friday over a proposed ratepayer formula that the cities contend could unfairly gouge users of a $1.9 billion, 117-mile renewable-energy transmission line being built in Southern California.

Protesting the formula with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the cities of Anaheim, Azusa, Banning, Colton, Pasadena and Riverside, Calif., asked power company San Diego Gas & Electric Co. to modify its plans for calculating certain charges to Citizens Sunrise Transmission LLC. But Citizens...
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