CPUC Seeks Public Input On Wildfire Recovery Rate Hike

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT) -- The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday opened for public comment two proposed decisions to either deny or partially grant a request by San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and Southern California Gas Co. to recover from ratepayers nearly $500 million in costs from the 2007 wildfires.

In a proposed decision made available Oct. 15, Administrative Law Judge Maribeth A. Bushey recommended that the commission reject the utilities' request for a so-called wildfire expense balancing account, saying the utilities failed to justify how the proposed rate...
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