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PLANNING FOR PLANNED OUTAGES

Electric companies are allowed to shut off power throughout their territories when the weather causes high risk of fires sparked by their equipment.  During a planned power shut off, landline

Don’t Give SoCal Edison a Raise

Edison Wants a Raise – From You! SoCal Edison is demanding a huge raise from customers.  If approved, your bill could increase by $43 a month or $500 more a

TURN Wins Statewide Bill Reductions

Lower Utility Profits Mean Lower Electric and Gas Bills for Every Customer For Immediate Release From The Utility Reform Network TURN said today that a CPUC decision lowering utility profit

Edison’s Revolt Carries the Day

Energy efficiency slush fund voted down. On a day when Republican Sen. Sam Blakeslee complained about “a long string of union giveaways” in the California Legislature, it was refreshing to

Smart Grid Should Not Be Cash Cow

Investor-owned utilities’ smart grid deployment proposals for California need to reflect potential costs and benefits to ratepayers, two consumer advocacy groups told the state’s Public Utilities Commission Thursday. Investor-owned utilities’

Consumers Agree: No Edison Rate Hikes

So Cal Edison may increase its electricity rates starting in 2012, but the CPUC wants to know what residents and business owners think about a possible fee increase. Southern California