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CPUC Denies Rehearing Requests Related to SDG&E Cost Recovery for 2007 Wildfires

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The CPUC has denied the Applications for Rehearing filed by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Southern California Edison (SCE) of the CPUC's November 2017 decision denying  SDG&E's application to recover costs related to the 2007 Southern California Wildfires.

On September 25, 2015, SDG&E filed an application seeking CPUC approval to recover $379 million, which represents a portion of the $2.4 billion in costs and legal fees incurred by SDG&E to resolve third-party damage claims arising from the Witch, Guejito, and Rice Wildfires. The CPUC determined on Nov. 30, 2017, that SDG&E did not reasonably and prudently operate its facilities linked to the wildfires.  As a result, SDG&E was prohibited from passing those costs on to its customers in rates.

In assessing the utilities' Applications for Rehearing, the CPUC reviewed each and every issue raised by SDG&E, PG&E, and SCE and determined that no legal error was made in the CPUC's 2017 decision. Therefore rehearing was denied and the 2017 decision was upheld.

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