Take Action: Write the CPUC Opposing PG&E’s Proposal to Limit Favorable Solar Rates

SAMPLE LETTER

We recommend sending this letter to all the commissioners at the CPUC and copying the governors office, if you have or are planning a solar installation.  Addresses and email addresses are below.

February 2014

President Michael R. Peevey

California Public Utilities Commission

505 Van Ness Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Pres. Peevey,

I am writing to oppose the proposed change by Pacific Gas & Electric to limit eligibility for the A-6 rate. In their general rate case application, PG&E proposes to restrict the rate to customers with a maximum demand of 75 kW, rather than the 499 kW limit in place today.

My business invested in solar X years ago as a way to both save money and contribute to the state’s efforts to address environmental problems…

A-6 is a solar-friendly rate that was part of my decision to invest in solar generation. I would not have invested in solar had I not concluded that a rate similar to A-6 would be available well into the future.

The decision to go solar was not easy, but I am proud to be adding to the generating capabilities of the state. Since expanding solar power in California has been a high priority of the state, I expect to be able to continue on a rate schedule that values my contribution.

Forcing me onto the A-10 or E-19 rate schedule would significantly change my investment outlook.  I ask that you respect my investment and reject this request from PG&E.

Respectfully,

Your Name

 

 

Cc: Governor Jerry Brown

Commissioner Michel Peter Florio

Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval

Commissioner Michael Picker

Commissioner Carla J. Peterman

Douglas M. Long, Administrative Law Judge

 

 

Addresses

Addresses of other commissioners are the same as Michael Peevey’s

Douglas M Long

California Public Utilities Commission

Room 5021

505 Van Ness Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Office of Gov. Jerry Brown

State Capitol

Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Email:

Catherine Sandoval – catherine.sandoval@cpuc.ca.gov
Mike Florio – mike.florio@cpuc.ca.gov
Michael Peevey – mp1@cpuc.ca.go
Carla Peterman – carla.peterman@cpuc.ca.gov

ALJ Long – douglas.long@cpuc.ca.gov

Gov Brown: governor@governor.ca.gov

Barry Vesser

Barry Vesser is Deputy Director at The Climate Center and coordinates the Center's Business for Clean Energy program.
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