CALIFORNIA STREET LIGHT ASSOCIATION

How are street light rates set?


Every three years, the major investor-owned electric utilities (IOUs) in California —Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) – file general rate cases before the CPUC.  In the rate cases, the utilities make a revenue request to operate their business and a method to assign revenues to the customer classes (including the street light class) and design rates.  For the rate case proceedings, CALSLA appears before the CPUC, requests party status, and submits testimony advocating for fair and equitable street light rates.  Most often as the final step in the rate cases, we engage in settlement and directly negotiate with the utilities for lower rates.



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