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Public hearings to be held concerning PG&E rate increase

Posted at 11:11 AM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 17:52:19-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — PG&E customers listen up: your electric bill could soon go up but you have a chance to have our voice heard.

Tuesday, the Public Utilities Commission will be in Bakersfield to hear the public's input on PG&E's request to bill an additional $2 billion over the next three years. The additional costs are to help pay for wildfire safety costs. If granted that would add about $11 a month next year to the "average" PG&E bill.

If you're interested in hearing more, there are two public meetings happening Tuesday at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. They will both be at 2700 M Street.

If you are unable to attend either of the hearings, written comments may be submitted to: CPUC Public Advisor, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102, or via email to and refer to proceeding number A.18-12-009.

For additional information pertaining to these hearings, you can check out the ruling that set the public forum.