Power Charge Indifference Adjustment

Public Utility Code Sections 366.1 and 366.2 require the CPUC to make sure that customers leaving the utility do not burden remaining utility customers with costs which were incurred to serve them. To ensure customer indifference, CCAs and Direct Access, or “departing load” customers are required to pay a power charge indifference adjustment (PCIA). These departing load customers currently represent greater than percent of load in PG&E, SCE and SDG&E territory. Without the PCIA, the remaining utility customers would need to assume costs that the IOUs incurred in anticipation of serving the customers that now receive electric service from a CCA or Direct Access. 

  

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