PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, 8:00 AM, DECEMBER 20
If voters don't act now, the highest
electric rates in the nation
are about to get higher!
UCAN and former City Attorney Mike Aguirre will
be holding a joint Press Conference at 444 West C
Street, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92129 at 8:00 AM
Attorneys for SDG&E ratepayers and wild fire victims
will be calling on voters to contact their elected
officials to protest a NEW $1 billion dollar electric
rate hike that is about to be approved by the California
Public Utilities Commission.
Hidden in the fine print of its “WEBA”* rate application, SDG&E has asked CPUC, the California Public Utilities Commission, to retroactively impose a rate hike of nearly half a billion dollars on SDG&E customers to cover the cost of insurance for its power-line caused fires in 2007*, plus the cost of future damages.
WHO: Former City Attorney Michael Aguirre,
UCAN's newly appointed E.D. Donald Kelly,
UCAN’s Lead Wildfire Attorney, David Peffer
WHAT: We are calling on San Diego voters to
contact their elected officials
We will expose how SDG&E lobbyists have manipulated the regulatory
process to impose a $1 billion* rate hike on SDG&E customers.
A Firestorm Fact Checker explaining the rate hike and SDG&E’s
questionable legal arguments will be available.
WHEN: 8:00 AM
WHY: A new study shows San Diego pays the highest electric rates in the U.S.A.
To arrange an interview, or for background information, contact Charles Langley at (619) 690-9006, or cell (858) 752-4600.
*1 WEBA = “Wildfire Expense Balancing Account”
*2 Cal Fire has determined that the Witch, Rice, and Guejito Fires were SDG&E power-line caused.
*3There are an estimated 1.3 million meters in SDG&E’s territory. The proposed rate hike is $463 million, which works out to an average cost per meter of $356.00, plus the cost of future fires going forward.