A2009019 - Public Comments

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Liz Huber San Francisco, CA94122

Please stop allowing PG&E to keep raising prices for residential use when the public is not to blame for their mismanagement. Let the shareholders bear the brunt of the burden NOT INDIVIDUALS!

Jan 05, 2021 12:18 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Frustrated customer santa rosa, CA95403

I am so frustrated . Every bill comes with a notice for more increases in cost. For a company who has filled so many times for bankruptcy, how are you still in business ? It seems each time a disaster for your company happens you want more to cover your loss. Your miss management of property ,funding and disasters is not the customers fault and so we should not be held accountable via higher bills for your mistakes.

Jan 04, 2021 9:30 am Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
hussain awaish milpitas, CA95035

Almost with every bill I receive pamphlets describing their applications for rate increases. The company is already fleecing the public. Their distribution costs come at about three times the generation costs. This is unacceptable. Such expenses, if correct, can only be result of gross incompetence or the executives lining their pockets with heavy bonuses.

Dec 19, 2020 2:33 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Dana Smith Auburn, CA95602

I don't understand how it is possible for PG&E to raise their rates for customers (scheduled in March 2021) when the various agreements associated with their recent bankruptcy case specified no ratepayer increases for wildfire risk mitigation. Please do not approve this request. The SB 901 rate-neutral securitization fact sheet and following link; https://www.pgecurrents.com/2020/05/28/cpuc-approves-pges-chapter-11-plan-of-reorganization/ both reflect that ratepayers would not be charged increased rates, and that PG&E could take advantage of "low-cost capital" for wildfire risk mitigation in the future. "The Plan does not raise customer rates and passes on approximately $1 billion in interest savings to customers. The Plan’s financing provisions position PG&E to attract low-cost capital to fund its Wildfire Mitigation Plan to invest tens of billions of dollars in system hardening and wildfire risk mitigation in the coming years." Thank you.

Dec 09, 2020 11:52 am Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Jizrel Rubio Elk Grove, CA95758

Please do not approve this request. PG&E is constantly finding ways to make Californians pay for their lack of responsibility. Their top executives benefit highly from the profits that the company makes. They have no consideration to hard working Californians who break their backs just to provide for their respective families. Please do not allow this unfair rate increase be passed down to consumers. It is their responsibility to provide safe electricity and utilities to responsible paying consumers. Thank you.

Nov 25, 2020 12:09 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Thanh Lam Dixon, CA95620

Please disapprove this rate increase request. It is nothing more than PG&E trying to pass the costs of negligent practices and litigations down to the California consumers for their recent catastrophic events.

Nov 18, 2020 9:44 am Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
ROBERT ENSTEN Windsor, CA95492

PG&E has collected millions of dollars from their customers for the explicit purpose of upgrading equipment and transmission lines in order to mitigate wild fire possibility. The funds were not used for their intended purpose. Why should we believe that these new funds would not be wasted as well? PG&E customers have already paid for these investments. Now it is up to the shareholders and employees to pay their part. I ask that this rate increase not be allowed, especially during this time of duress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov 15, 2020 4:37 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Lance Nolen Eureka, CA95503

Dear CPUC, Please reject this rate increase request (A.20-09-019). This is not the time with our poor economy to be asking Californians to pay more for a basic necessity like electricity. I also don't believe it is fair that consumers have to pay for PG&E's mistakes regarding wildfires. Regards, L. Nolen

Nov 11, 2020 12:37 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Clara Penning Sacramento, CA95814

The idea of PG&E charging customers more for their huge errors would be laughable if it weren't so appalling. I would say this is rock bottom for an already questionable company, but I don't doubt they'll try and try again not to pay for what they owe.

Nov 10, 2020 9:44 am Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
John Bozluk San Francisco, CA94103

Do not allow PG&E to charge us more for their screw up. We should not have to pay more because of PG&E's incompetent actions. If you do allow PG&E to go forward with this, we should be allowed to choose a different provider. If anything, get rid of their monopoly so basic economic competition would force them to become a useful utility.

Nov 09, 2020 7:46 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Ed Tefankjian San Jose, CA95124

Do not agree with the PG&E rate increase application A.20-09-019. PG&E is a for profit company and they have not been doing their maintenance over the years and during this time this time they have paid bonuses to their employees. And now they want to increase our rates. Put this application to a vote of those affected by their failures and it will not be approved. Regards, Ed Tefankjian

Nov 09, 2020 5:30 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Randi Pratini Nevada City, CA95959

Wildfire Mitigation and Catastrophic Events Application A.20-09-019 I'm writing to urge you to eliminate PG&E's requested rate increase for wildfire mitigation. If this poorly run company had been addressing wildfire mitigation, including maintenance of their equipment throughout many years, they would not have incurred lawsuits, nor have such current high infrastructure replacement costs and their customers would not be the recipients of this lack of their greater than poor management. It seems they pay more attention to financial gains, including very lucrative executive salaries, bonuses, and retirement packages along with, of course, their dear stock price and dividends.

Nov 09, 2020 11:47 am Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Rae DeSilva Davis, CA95616

I am opposed to this proposed increase. As far as I'm concerned customers have already paid for mitigation efforts. It is not our fault that PG&E mismanaged those funds, and we should not have to pay again. If PG&E had used those funds appropriately to begin with, we would not have suffered such massive losses, and would likely not be dealing with so many power shutdowns. PG&E provides an important service to Californians. Public safety is an important part of that service. They have already demonstrated that they are unable to place public safety ahead of profits. They need to be disbanded and placed in the hands of the people they are supposed to be serving.

Nov 09, 2020 10:48 am Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Veronica Davey Antioch, CA94509

Enough is enough i cant even afford my bill now. If companys would up grade there equipment like they do there pay things like this wouldnt happen. We need rate cuts not hikes with the cost to just live in california is hard enough now covid job loss where are the funds to pay a higher rate . i lived here my whole life and can not believe what ot takes to just pay rent. No on any rate hikes. Pay cuts can pay for things that should of been paid for already. Company needs to budget better and quit making us pay for bad business management. We shouldnt have to pay these high rates with solor energry . the sun is free but we still pay for all the lies and service that you know has ripped you off but cant do anything about .

Nov 06, 2020 1:45 pm Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
Fern Sidebotham Diamond Springs, CA95619

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone -------- Original message -------- From: fernsi98 Date: 11/3/20 11:41 AM (GMT-08:00) To: publicadvocatsoffice@cpuc.ca.gov Cc: fernsi98@yahoo.com Subject: Proposed rate change My thoughts are this: PG&E does not offer reliable service to this home. We care for my 93 year old father and not being able to keep him warm and feed him hot meals is a crime. Our home is all electric and we pay an average bill of over $300.00 a month. Trying to get an alternate source of power has proven to be impossible with the cost of permits as well as a unit or even solar to go completely away from PG Our power has been shut off several times for "weather events" when the wind here is less than 5 miles an hour. This is unacceptable! The rate chart shows a decrease of 69 cents for "bundled" residential homes. What is bundled? Someone needs to make this company responsible for not fixing equipment in a timely manner.  Thank you for asking

Nov 06, 2020 9:04 am Flag as Offensive or Inappropriate
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