PG&E Bills Will Increase Again!

Starting 2024 Rates Will Increase by 12.8% or $32.50 A Month

In October, it was believed that the CPUC would approve a $24-$28 a month increase for 2024. However, “the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) made a 5-0 vote to approve the Alternate Proposed Decision that will increase PG&E customer rates by about 12.8%. (1)” “It says typical bills will increase by about $32.50 next year, followed by a $4.50 increase in 2025 before decreasing by $8 per month in 2026. (2)” Customers “will pay about $384 more in 2024 for utilities to help the company prevent wildfires and meet rising demands for electricity. (3)”

These rate increases sound tone deaf to the many customers who testified about the financial hardship they are been facing. “Before the vote, dozens of people called the commission to complain PG&E’s rates are already unaffordable, with one woman testifying she doesn’t watch TV or turn on the pilot light for her gas stove because she can’t afford it. Cheryl Maynard, who identified herself as a survivor of the Paradise fire, called the rate hikes “outrageous” and accused the company of trying to secretly recoup the billions of dollars it paid to wildfire victims in a settlement. (2)” Even Commissioner Darcie Houck said, “The rates we are asking ratepayers to pay are increasing at a rate that will become unaffordable in the very near future if we don’t find mechanisms to better control costs. (2)” 

PG&E and the CPUC have demonstrated that profit margins are their highest priority and not the hardships they impose on their customers. By installing solar panels, you can become energy independent and avoid PG&E’s never-ending rate hikes. Since paying for energy is unavoidable, why not PAY LESS and receive a backup battery for NO MONEY DOWN. For a free professional analysis, contact the Solar Bill Review Team and we will design an affordable solution that meets your needs.

  1. Johnson, Julie. “PG&E bills to soar nearly $400 a year in 2024 for millions of California households.” Nov. 17, 2023.  
  2. PG&E bills will go up to help fund wildfire protections. Here’s everything leading to decision” Nov. 17, 2023.  
  3. Apodaca, Tori. “PG&E bills to increase by nearly 13% starting Jan. 1.” Nov. 16, 2023.  

PG&E Bills Will Go Up Starting Next Year

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