Opinion: PUC must reject flawed proposal for utility customers

Community Choice Aggregators should pay their fair share for investments in alternative energy
The Mercury News

Choice for an essential service, like electricity, should not create winners and losers. But the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is poised to do just that unless it rejects a seriously flawed proposal by an administrative judge and supports an alternate proposal when it votes Thursday.

Failure to adopt the Alternate Proposed Decision released and since revised by Commissioner Carla Peterman  would mean power-supply customers of investor-owned utilities (PG&E, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric) will continue to shoulder an unfair burden for past investments in clean energy and system reliability. At the same time, customers of Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) and other alternative energy providers will continue to pay less than their equitable share.

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