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Para más detalles llame al 1-800-660-6789 • 詳 情 請 致 電 1-800-893-9555 NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY HEARING FOR PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY’S APPLICATION TO FURTHER REDUCE RATES FOR AGRICULTURAL CUSTOMERS (A.18-11-013) DATE AND TIME LOCATION March 28, 2019 at 10 a.m. California Public Utilities Commission Courtroom State Office Building 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 SUMMARY This Evidentiary Hearing has been scheduled by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to review PG&E’s Rate Design Window (RDW) application. The application was originally filed with the CPUC on November 20, 2018, and is focused on agricultural customers. The application’s goal is to reduce the number of customers highly impacted by previously approved rate increases by offering new and modified agricultural rate plan options. This hearing has been scheduled for issues that parties to the proceeding and the Administrative Law Judge (Judge) wish to cover. BACKGROUND In PG&E’s 2017 General Rate Case (GRC) Phase II application, the CPUC approved simplified default and voluntary rate plans for agricultural customers. These rate plans from the 2017 GRC Phase II case are scheduled for implementation by March 2020. If approved, this application would modify rate plans even further to reduce certain bill impacts. The changes included in this application will replace previously approved rate plan changes and customers will be able to choose from modified rate plan options. PG&E will provide online tools to help customers decide which rate plan is best for them. HOW WILL PG&E’S APPLICATION AFFECT ME? This application does not include a request to increase rates overall for the agricultural customer class, however, if approved, the new rate plans will impact bills for agricultural customers as rate design changes are implemented and customers make decisions about their rate plans. The new rate plans will also allow agricultural customers to select a rate plan that works best for them. Bill impacts will vary based on how much energy customers use, when they use it, and which rate plan they select. The new rate plans will reduce the number of highly impacted customers estimated to receive bill increases.1 EVIDENTIARY HEARING At this hearing, the assigned Judge will receive testimonies from PG&E, consumer advocacy groups and other parties to this proceeding. These hearings are open to the public, but only those who are parties to the proceeding may present evidence or testimony and be subject to cross-examination. The hearings and documents submitted during this proceeding will become part of the formal record the Judge will rely upon in writing a proposed decision to present to the Commissioners for their consideration. After considering all proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process, the assigned Judge will issue a proposed decision which may adopt, modify or deny PG&E’s proposal. Any of the five CPUC Commissioners may also sponsor an alternate decision. The proposed decision and any alternate decisions, will be discussed and voted upon by the Commissioners at a scheduled CPUC Voting Meeting. Please note: The CPUC’s Courtroom is wheelchair accessible. If you wish to attend and need specialized accommodations, please contact the Public Advisor’s Office (PAO) at least five business days prior to the hearing date. Any changes to the dates, times and locations of the hearings will be posted to the CPUC’s Daily Calendar. TO OBTAIN COPIES If you would like a copy of PG&E’s application filing and exhibits, please write to: PG&E, 2019 RDW Application (A.18-11-013), P.O. Box 7442, San Francisco, CA 94120. Copies of PG&E’s filing and exhibits are also available for review by appointment at the CPUC’s Central Files Office in San Francisco. For more information, please contact them at or 1-415-703-2045. PG&E’s filing (without exhibits) is available on the CPUC’s website at CPUC PROCESS The California Public Advocates Office (CalPA) has reviewed this application. CalPA is the independent consumer advocate within the CPUC with a legislative mandate to represent investor-owned utility customers to obtain the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. CalPA has a multidisciplinary staff with expertise in economics, finance, accounting and engineering. For more information about CalPA, please call 1-415-703-1584, email or visit If you would like to follow this proceeding, or any other issue before the CPUC, you may use the CPUC’s free subscription service. Sign up at: If you would like to learn how you can participate in the proceeding, have informal comments, or if you have questions about the CPUC processes, you may access the CPUC’s PAO webpage at You may also contact the PAO as follows: Write: CPUC Public Advisor’s Office 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Email: Phone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-2074 TTY: 1-866-836-7825 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-5282 Please reference PG&E’s 2019 RDW Application (A.18-11-013) in any communications you have with the CPUC regarding this matter. All public comments will become part of the public correspondence file for this proceeding and made available for review by the assigned Judge, the Commissioners and appropriate CPUC staff. Highly impacted is defined by both a percentage and a dollar amount. In order to fall into this category, bill increases would have to exceed both 7% and $100 per year. 1

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