Prior Public Participation Hearings

Public Forum on Utility Poles:  

The CPUC is holding this public forum to bring awareness to residents and solicit their input about utility pole safety issues. Poorly maintained poles and attached electric and communication wires have tragically caused substantial property damage from fires and loss of life in California. The CPUC is tasked with ensuring the safety of all poles in California and has opened an investigation to consider the creation of a pole census to better manage pole conditions (proceeding number I.17-06-027). The census would allow pole owners and companies that attach their communication and electric wires to poles to share pole information and for the CPUC to better ensure pole safety. The CPUC welcomes attendance at this forum, as public comments help the CPUC reach an informed decision, as follows:

 

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Public Participation Hearing: 

A public forum to provide an opportunity for residents and organizations to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC about the proposed settlement agreement in the CPUC's San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station proceeding.

 
   
Ducor Telephone Company's Request to Increase Rates: Two public forums to provide an opportunity for residents and organizations to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC about Ducor Telephone Company's request to increase rates, as follows:
  • March 26, 2018, 5 p.m.
    • Ducor Union Elementary School Cafeteria, 23761 Avenue 56, Ducor, CA 93218
  • April 2, 2018, 5 p.m.
    • Rancho Tehama Association, Recreation Hall, 17605 Park Terrace Rd., Corning, CA 96021

Read our Media Advisory

Read Ducor Telephone's Customer Notice for March 26 Forum

Read Ducor Telephone's Customer Notice for April 2 Forum

Read our Flyer

Documents related to the proceeding

 

Edison's Phase 2 General Rate Case: Public forums to provide an opportunity for customers of Southern California Edison to offer their perspective and input to the CPUC about the company's rate request, as follows:

  • March 19, 2018, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.
    • Port of Long Beach-Board Room, 4801 Airport Plaza Dr., Long Beach, CA 90815
    • View our Flyer
     
  • March 20, 2018, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.
    • Taylor Reception Hall, 1775 N. Indian Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711
    • View our Flyer
     
  • March 21, 2018, 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.  
  • March 26, 2018, 2 p.m. AND 6 p.m.  

February 12, 2018, 6 p.m., Golden State Water's Calipatria/Region 3 Rates: An opportunity for customers of Golden State Water Company to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC about the company's rate request. Calipatria City Hall Council Chambers, 125 North Park, Calipatria, CA 92233.

 

February 6, 2018, 6 p.m., Golden State Water's Santa Maria Rates: An opportunity for customers of Golden State Water Company to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC about the company's rate request. Santa Maria Public Library, Shepherd Hall, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, CA 93454.

 

February 1, 2018, 7 p.m., Golden State Water's Huntington Park/Region 2 Rates: An opportunity for customers of Golden State Water Company to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC about the company's rate request. Carmel Room (Auditorium), 320 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013.

 

January 31, 2018, 1 p.m. AND 7 p.m., Golden State Water's Foothill Rates: An opportunity for customers of Golden State Water Company to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC about the company's rate request. Taylor Reception Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711.

 

January 29, 2018, 6 p.m., Golden State Water's Arden Cordova Rates: An opportunity for customers of Golden State Water Company to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC about the company's rate request. Rancho Cordova City Hall, Council Chambers, 2729 Prospect Park Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

 

The CPUC has scheduled Public Participation Hearings for the public to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC about the rate increase requests of San Jose Water Company, Golden State Water Company, California-American Water Company, and California Water Service Company, as follows: 

  • Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, 6 p.m.: Junipero Serra State Office Building, Carmel Room/Auditorium, 320 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 6 p.m.: Hilltop Park Center, Main Hall, 871 Jessie St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.: City Hall of San Jose City Council Chambers, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113
  • Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 6 p.m.: Holiday Inn Resort, Timbers Conference Room, 40650 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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PG&E Request to Retire Diablo Canyon (A.16-08-006) 

Public Participation Hearings to provide an opportunity for residents and organizations in the San Luis Obispo area to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC about Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) request to retire its Diablo Canyon Power Plant. 

       September 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. AND 7 p.m.: Ludwick Community Center, Assembly Room, 864 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA  93401

  

PG&E General Rate Case Phase II (A.16-03-013)

The CPUC will hold Public Participation Hearings to provide an opportunity for the public to comment about the second phase of PG&E's 2017 General Rate Case (GRC). The purpose of Phase II of the GRC is to determine the cost each customer class is responsible for and to determine the rate schedules for each customer class. This application proposes an increase of $0.5 million in annual revenues related to previously incurred rate development costs. The application also proposes to assign already authorized revenues to its customers and adjust rate design.

 ●      July 27, 2017, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Elihu M Harris Building, Room 1, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612  

 ●      August 14, 2017, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.: Bakersfield City Council Chamber, 1600 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 9330  

 ●      August 15, 2017, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.: 31 E. Channel Street, Auditorium, Stockton, CA. 95202 

Read the bill notice 

 Read our media advisory 

 View our Oakland Flyer 

 View our Bakersfield Flyer  

 View our Stockton Flyer

 

Suburban Water Systems Public Participation Hearings

The CPUC will hold Public Participation Hearings to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the request of Suburban Water Systems for CPUC approval to raise rates $11,020,932 (or 15.25 percent) in 2018, an additional $6,148,017 (or 7.38 percent) in 2019, and an additional $5,543,562 (or 6.20 percent) in 2020, for a total of $22,712,511 (or 31.43 percent) for all three years combined.

       June 26, 2017, 6 p.m.: Residence Inn by Marriot, Conference Center, 14419 Firestone Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638

       June 27, 2017, 6 p.m.: Shadow Oak Community Center, Main Hall, 2121 E. Shadow Oak Dr., West Covina, CA 91790

Read the bill notice

Read our media advisory

 

Calaveras Telephone Company's Rate Case (A.16-10-002)

The CPUC is holding a public participation hearing (PPH) in the rate case of Calaveras Telephone Company. The date, time, and location of the PPH are listed below. Calaveras' application proposes to increase basic residential rates in both the Copperopolis and Jenny Lind exchanges to $22.50, not including any surcharges, fees, or taxes. Calaveras also proposes to increase its basic business rate to $26.00, not including any surcharges, fees, or taxes.

  

Southern California Edison's Rate Case (A.16-09-001)

The CPUC is holding public participation hearings (PPHs) in the rate case of Southern California Edison. The dates, times, and locations of the PPHs are listed below. Southern California Edison's application proposes to increase rates and revenue by $222 million by January 2018, an additional increase of $533 million in 2019, and $570 million in 2020.

  •  May 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.: Fontana Jessie Turner Health & Fitness Community Center - 15556 Summit Ave., Fontana, CA 92336
  •  May 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.: Lancaster City Hall Council Chambers - 44933 N. Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534
  •  May 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.: Azusa Azusa Memorial Park Recreation Center,
     320 N. Orange Place, Azusa, CA 91702
  •  May 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m.: Long Beach Port of Long Beach - 4801 Airport Plaza Drive
     City of Long Beach, CA 90815
  •  May 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.: South Gate City of Southgate Council Chambers - 8650 California Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280
  •  May 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.: Santa Ana Delhi Community Center - 505 E. Central Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • View Edison's Notice of the PPHs
  • View the media advisory

  

 

 Proceeding to Consider Future of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility (I.17-02-002)

This Public Participation Hearing is an opportunity for local residents and organizations to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC regarding the proposed scope and schedule for this proceeding. The purpose of the proceeding is to examine the long-term viability of the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. The scope of the proceeding does not include the immediate question of whether the facility should be reopened for injection in 2017, but rather the long-term feasibility of minimizing or eliminating the use of the facility while still maintaining energy and electric reliability for the Los Angeles region, consistent with maintaining just and reasonable rates.

Monday, April 17, 2017, 6 p.m., Northridge Woman’s Club, 18401 Lassen St., Northridge, CA 91325                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Read our media advisory

 

Cal-Ore Telephone Company's Rate Case (A.16-10-004)

Public participation hearing in the rate case of Cal-Ore Telephone. Cal-Ore proposes to set its residential basic rates at $21.63, not including the surcharges and fees that the FCC uses to set the Access Recovery Charge ("ARC") benchmark. The residential basic rates, inclusive of state and federal fees and surcharges, would be set at approximately $30.00, based on Cal-Ore's all-inclusive rate calculation at the time of the application. Cal-Ore also proposes to increase its basic business rate to $28.00, not including surcharges and fees.

 

Ponderosa Telephone Company's Rate Case (A.16-10-001) 

Public participation hearing in the rate case of Ponderosa Telephone. Ponderosa proposes to update its revenue requirement to $13,993,453. In Ponderosa’s last rate case, the CPUC approved a revenue requirement of $15,408,670. If Ponderosa’s rate request is approved by the CPUC, the residential basic rates would be set at approximately $32.37 in all exchanges, (including state and federal fees and surcharges), and the basic business rate would be set at $34.15 (not including surcharges and fees).

 

Sierra Telephone Company's Rate Case (A.16-10-003)

Public Participation Hearing in the rate case of Sierra Telephone Company.  Sierra proposes to update its revenue requirement to $28,937,006. In Sierra’s last rate case, the CPUC approved a revenue requirement of $29,970,934. If Sierra Telephone’s rate request is approved by the CPUC, the residential basic rates would be set at approximately $32.37 (including state and federal fees and surcharges), and the basic business rate would be set at $33 (not including surcharges and fees).

 

Cal-Am Water Rate Increase Request (A.16-07-002)  

We are holding a series of public meetings to hear directly from consumers about California-American Water Company’s request for CPUC approval to increase its revenues by $34,559,200 (16.29 percent) in 2018, by $8,478,500 (3.43 percent) in 2019, and by $7,742,600 (3.03 percent) in 2020.

  • Sacramento District 
    • December 7, 2016, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: City of Rancho Cordova Council Chambers, 2729 Prospect Park Dr., Rancho Cordova
    • View the Notice
     
  • Larkfield District 
    • January 10, 2017, 6 p.m.: Mark West Elementary Campus, Multi-Purpose Room, 4600 Lavell Rd., Santa Rosa
     
  • Ventura County District 
    • January 17, 2017, 6 p.m.: Palm Garden Hotel – Palm I, 495 North Ventu Park Rd., Thousand Oaks
     
  • Los Angeles County District 
    • January 18, 2017, 6 p.m.: Courtyard Marriott Hotel – Salon B, 700 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia
     
  • Monterey County District 
    • January 24, 2017, 1:30 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: Oldemeyer Center – Laguna Grande Hall, 986 Hilby Ave., Seaside
    • January 25, 2017, 6 p.m.: Chualar Union Elementary School – Board Room, 24285 Lincoln St., Chualar  
     
  • San Diego County District 
    • February 9, 2017, 6 p.m.: City of Imperial Beach – Community Room, 825 Imperial Beach Blvd., Imperial Beach
    • View the Notice
     

Ruling setting the Sacramento and Larkfield Districts Hearings

Ruling setting the Ventura, Los Angeles, Monterey, and San Diego Districts Hearings

  

SDG&E’s Wildfire Cost Recovery Request(A.15-09-010)  

We are holding Public Participation  Hearings to hear directly from consumers about San Diego Gas & Electric’s request to recover $379 million in costs it says are related to the Witch, Guejito, and Rice wildfires that occurred in SDG&E’s service territory in October 2007. The CPUC’s Public Participation Hearings will allow the public to comment on whether SDG&E’s operation and management of its facilities prior to the 2007 Wildfires were reasonable.  Prior CPUC decisions indicate that a reasonableness standard should entail a review on the prudency of SDG&E’s actions leading up to the fire. 

 PG&E Request to Close Diablo Canyon 

  • Oct. 20, 2016, 1:30 p.m. AND 7 p.m.: San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden in El Chorro Regional Park, Oak Glen Pavilion Room, 450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo

  California Water Service Company’s Request to IncreaseRates:  

  California LifeLine Program Proposed Changes:  

  • Aug. 25, 2016, 3 p.m.: Lucerne Alpine Senior Center , Barnes Hall Room, 3985 Country Club Dr., Lucerne
  • Sept. 6, 2016. 3 p.m.: Quiet Cannon Conference & Event Center, Sunset Room, 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello
  • Sept. 14, 2016. 3 p.m.: City of King City Council Chambers, 212 South Vanderhurst Ave., King City
  • Sept. 20, 2016, 5 p.m.: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz

 

California-American Water Company’s Proposed Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project:

  • Sept. 1, 2016, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall, San Carlos St. at Ninth Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • View our Flyer

 

Intrastate Rural Call Completion Issues:

  • Sept. 8, 2016, 2:30 p.m.:  Visalia Convention Center, Kings Canyon Room,303 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia
  • Sept. 9, 2016, 5 p.m.: Twin Pine Casino & Hotel Event Center, 22223 Highway CA-29, Middletown
  • Sept. 20, 2016, 4 p.m.: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz

 

San Diego Gas & Electric Company’s Request to Increase Rates:

  • Sept. 14, 2016, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: Scottish Rite Event Center, Square & Compass Rooms, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego
  • See our Flyer

 

PG&E Rate Increase Request  

PG&E is requesting CPUC authority to increase revenue $333 million in 2017, followed by an additional increase of $469 million in 2018 and, in 2019, an additional increase of $368 million. The cumulative total increase for the 2017-2019 period would be $2.305 billion as compared to the 2016 revenue amount of $7.9 billion. The CPUC is holding Public Participation Hearings to hear directly from members of the public their thoughts on PG&E’s request. The hearings will take place as follows:

 

  • July 11, 2016, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: City of Bakersfield City Hall South Council Chambers, 1501 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield  
  • July 12, 2016, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: Fresno City Council Chambers. 2600 Fresno St., Fresno  
  • July 13, 2016, 7 p.m.: Stockton City Council Chambers, 425 N. El Dorado St., Stockton  
  • July 14, 2016, 6 p.m.: Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico  
  • July 18, 2016, 7 p.m.: Courtyard Richmond Berkeley, 3150 Garrity Way, Richmond  
  • July 19, 2016, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: Elihu Harris State Building, 2nd Floor, Room 2, 1515 Clay St., Oakland  
  • July 20, 2016, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco  
  • July 25, 2016, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: City of Santa Rosa, Recreation and Parks Department Steel Lane Community Center, Dohn Room, 415 Steele Ln., Santa Rosa  
  • July 26, 2016, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: San Bruno Library, Downstairs Room, 701 Angus Ave. W., San Bruno  
  • July 27, 2016, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: San Jose Scottish Rite Center, Room 3, 2455 Masonic Dr., San Jose  
  • July 28, 2016, 1 p.m. AND 6 p.m.: San Luis Obispo City, County Library, Library Community Room, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo  
  • CPUC Media Advisory
  • PG&E’s Flyer  

California Water Service’s Rate Change Request:

WHEN: March 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Kern County Board of Supervisors, First Floor Board Chambers, 1115 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield (the CPUC’s Residential Electric Rate Design Forum will also be held this day at 5 p.m. at the same location: www.cpuc.ca.gov/RateDesignForums)

WHEN: March 23, 2016, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Kern River Valley Veterans, Senior Building, Veterans Room 2, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella

WHEN: March 24, 2016, 5 p.m.
WHERE: City of Palmdale Council Chambers, 38300 Sierra Hwy, Suite B, Palmdale

WHEN: April 26, 2016, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico (the CPUC’s Residential Electric Rate Design Forum will also be held this day at 5 p.m. at the same location)

WHEN: April 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Cal-Tran District 3 Building, Sierra Nevada Room, 703 B St., Marysville

WHEN: April 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Dixon City Council Chambers, 600 East A St., Dixon


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