SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Pacific Gas & Electric Company is seeking permission from the California Public Utilities Commission to increase its customers’ electricity and gas bills.
If approved, average customers can expect their monthly bills to rise $10.57 in 2020.READ MORE: Top San Jose Officials Blast Bail Policies After Murder Suspects Released While Awaiting Trial
In filings submitted Thursday, PG&E listed several reasons for charging customers more, including safety measures and wildfire prevention.READ MORE: Drought Emergency: Water Districts Across Bay Area, California Warned Not To Expect Shipments From State
PG&E seeks $1.06 billion in additional revenues for 2020, $454 million in 2021 and $486 million in 2022.
The increase would not include money PG&E might have to pay for lawsuits connected with recent wildfires. PG&E also said funds from the rate increase would not go towards executive compensation.MORE NEWS: COVID: Omicron Variant Found In San Francisco, Are New Travel Rules Looming?
Public hearings will be held before a decision is made.