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  • Title: UCAN - Home
    Descriptive info: .. Utility Watchdog in San Diego.. Home.. Energy.. UCAN Activities.. UCAN to Demand Public Hearings on San Onofre.. Opening Brief in response to CPUC.. SDG E Seeks $250 Million Rate Hike.. CPUC AGrees to Hold Public Participation Meetings.. Summary of UCAN s Opening Brief in Protest of Proposed SDG E Rate Hike.. Tips Resources - Energy.. Understand your Electric Bill.. SDG E Programs - Public Purpose.. How to Change Your SDG E Billing Date.. California Center for Sustainable Energy.. SDG E: Where s my Deposit?.. Appliances Exposed - the True Cost of Operation.. Summer Energy Savings Graph.. How to Dispute Your SDG E Bill.. Energy in Southern California.. SDG E Programs.. CARE.. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).. Medical Baseline Allowance.. FERA - Family Electric Rate Assistance.. Energy Conservation Guide.. 19 Quick Tips.. Available Rebates.. Energy Conservation - Cool Zones.. Energy Audits.. Heating and Cooling.. Large Appliances.. Lighting.. 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Potable Reuse-Toilet to Tap.. Water Conservation Efficiency.. Dual Flush Toilets.. Rainwater Collection Harvesting.. How to Wash a Car.. Calculating Your Sewer Service.. Water Advocacy And Policy Organizations.. Water in San Diego.. Drought Map.. California Per Capita Water Use Map.. Water: Where, Who and How Much.. Water Blog -.. Telecomm.. Tips Resources - Communications.. Wireless Phone Early Termination Fees.. Material Adverse Clauses in Contracts.. Reduce Your Cable TV Bills.. Unsolicited or SPAM Messages.. Sample Script to Cancel Cell Phone Contract.. Anti-Telemarketing Script.. Federal Do Not Call List.. Telephone Taxes, Fees and Surcharges.. Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Requirements.. Communications Blog -.. About UCAN.. Who is UCAN?.. Board of Directors.. Become a Member.. Funding Financials.. CY Pres Awards.. Newsletter Archive.. Contact Us.. Submit a Request.. 1..  ...   cities like Los Angeles and Irvine have implemented them, so there is no excuse for San Diego.. At the request of the Mayor.. ….. Read More.. UCAN heroine Bianca Garcia went up against SD Public Utilities Department (or SPUD) Director Roger Bailey in an exciting 1-on-1 battle hosted by KPBS.. The radio event was filled with the usual avoided questions and skewed statistics that we expect from politicians, but as consumer advocates we are going give you as much truth as we can manage to dig out of their 500 ton pile of you-know-what.. For those who would like to follow along with each point,.. read the full transcript.. Bailey was originally asked to respond to Bianca’s assertion that the money from the rate increase isn’t.. City Sewer Department Settlement Brings Long Overdue Refunds to Residents.. In March, 2004, UCAN's (The Utility Consumers' Action Network) executive director learned that the City of San Diego had been systematically overcharging residential customers (and undercharging large commercial customers) for sewer bills.. When confronted, the city admitted that it had applied the wrong rates, in violation of state law.. In June, 2004, the City Council revised sewer rates -- boosting those of commercial users and lowering those of residents to eliminate the overcharges to residents.. But the city did not offer to reimburse residential ratepayers for years of overpayment.. After more.. If you received your water bill and the number strays significantly from your normal usage there could be a couple of things going on (and a couple ways to get out of it!):.. They didn’t bill you for the correct amount of water used.. There is a leak on your property, or there is a leak from their meter.. Step 1.. Check your meter.. To find out which issue it is, start by checking the meter yourself.. If the meter reads don’t match up, stop, call the water department and point out their error.. If it does match, move on.. About UCAN.. UCAN has represented the interests of San Diego County utility customers since 1983.. UCAN focuses its efforts on the rates and services of San Diego Gas and Electric Company, telecommunications utilities and the City of San Diego Water Department.. Energy.. Water.. Telecom.. Privacy Policy.. |.. Terms of Use.. Site Map.. Contact.. Utility Consumers' Action Network.. 3405 Kenyon Street Suite 401.. San Diego, CA 92110.. 619-696-6966.. 619-636-7477 (fax).. Utility Consumers Action Network..

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  • Title: UCAN - Energy
    Descriptive info: Home.. Energy is a basic requirement of life.. Our quality of life is dependent upon the development and management of all forms of energy, and the conservation of our natural resources.. UCAN believes:.. every household deserves affordable and accessible home energy – for lights, heating, cooling, and cooking.. affordable energy should be available for all ratepayers, including those with limited-income households.. energy should be clean, green AND affordable, and.. utility companies should be held accountable for violating safety, reliability and customer service standards.. Advocating for your energy rights is a core mission.. We work on your behalf to provide our community with maximum opportunities, benefits and savings available in today’s energy market.. UCAN represents the interests of San Diego energy ratepayers through ongoing participation in legislative and regulatory proceedings.. In this process, UCAN is considered to be an Intervenor.. Intervenors represent the interests of utility ratepayers.. We also advocate for individual ratepayers in matters involving their utility service.. Electric and gas companies in the state  ...   company’s request is reasonable and in the best interest of consumers and then makes its recommendations to the CPUC.. These recommendations are based on the independent review of utility experts.. UCAN emphasizes keeping rates low while ensuring that the utility provides safe, reliable, and adequate service to consumers.. UCAN’s executive director and staff members attend public hearings held by the CPUC to get input from the public.. This helps them to better understand the consumer’s perspective on utility services and rates.. Effective advocates influence public policy, laws and budgets by using facts, their relationships, the media, and messaging to educate government officials and the public on the changes they want.. The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies, in addition to authorizing video franchises.. The five Governor-appointed Commissioners, as well as staff, are dedicated to ensuring that consumers have safe, reliable utility service at reasonable rates, protecting against fraud, and promoting the health of California's economy..

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  • Title: UCAN - UCAN to Demand Public Hearings on San Onofre
    Descriptive info: UCAN Activities.. UCAN to Demand Public Hearings on San Onofre.. UCAN to Demand Public Hearings on San Onofre in San Diego.. Posted February 7th, 2013.. Today.. UCAN.. , the Utility Consumers' Action Network announced that it will be filing a motion before CPUC, the California Public Utility Commission to hold Public Participation Hearings in San Diego on the planned restart of SDG E and Southern California Edison's failed nuclear reactor at San Onofre.. According to UCAN, today's.. front page news story.. underscores the importance of local, public participation in CPUC's evaluation  ...   showing that Mitsubishi and Southern California Edison knowingly installed defective parts into the nuclear reactors at San Onofre.. UCAN's is officially on record as characterizing the San Onofre Nuclear Reactors, which are owned in part by SDG E (San Diego Gas Electric), as a "money-pit.. ".. CPUC has not scheduled hearings on the issue in San Diego County.. UCAN urges San Diego citizens to call their elected officials to.. demand.. that CPUC convene immediate public hearings in San Diego County on the planned restart of the failed nuclear reactor at San Onofre..

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  • Title: UCAN - Opening Brief in response to CPUC
    Descriptive info: Opening Brief in response to CPUC.. Opening Brief in Response to CPUC's Proposed Rate Increase for SDG E.. Posted April 19th, 2013.. UCAN has published its response and protest to a recommendation by an Administrative Law Judge to increase SDG E's rates by 7.. 75%.. If the rate hike is approved, SDG E's rates will be the second highest in the nation.. READ THE OPENING BRIEF.. to the California Public Utilities Commission..

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  • Title: UCAN - SDG&E Seeks $250 Million Rate Hike
    Descriptive info: SDG E Seeks $250 Million Rate Hike.. SDG E Seeks $250 million Rate Hike.. Posted July 20th, 2011.. UCAN’s teams of investigative analysts have been digging deep into SDG E’s latest demand for a rate hike from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).. At stake is more than $250 million a year in rate increases.. So far, UCAN has hired five different consultancy companies to investigate SDG E’s costs.. If SDG E’s rate hike is approved, it will increase electric rates, on average, by 7% and natural gas rates by 6.. 9%.. The impact on a typical monthly bill would be about 10% – about 3% for electric customers – and 7% for gas service.. SDG E has crafted the proposed rate hike so that the brunt of the increase will be borne by residents and small businesses.. The details of SDG E’s spending spree are disturbing.. The increased costs for its basic operating expenses (not the production of energy) add up to $123 million a year.. The utility also wants to increase its capital cost spending by $2.. 2 billion dollars.. This is why UCAN has hired five teams of investigators to begin a piece-by-piece review of the 25,000 pages of documents that SDG E  ...   services and goods.. Was the money that SDG E received from previous rate increases spent the way SDG E claimed it was spent?.. Why SDG E says its payroll and employee counts must increase even though new innovations such as Smart Meters (which don’t require meter readers) and other efficiency improvements will be lowering the utility’s labor costs.. Why SDG E is increasing its call center staff at a time when more customers than ever are conducting their business on the Internet.. If forbidden lobbying expenses are being secretly buried in SDG E’s customer service costs.. The truth behind SDG E’s highly questionable claim that electric vehicles and photo voltaic solar energy will somehow cause SDG E’s costs to increase.. By fall of 2011, UCAN should have a full report and summary of what our investigators have found.. Then, in December, the real battle begins: UCAN will represent you, the ratepayer, in evidentiary hearings.. In the meantime, last November’s election may have turned the regulatory tide at CPUC in favor of consumers (see story about CPUC's “Changing of the guard”).. This story originally appeared the June, 2011 UCAN Watchdog which is distributed to UCAN Members by mail in advance of being published on our Web site..

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  • Title: UCAN - CPUC AGrees to Hold Public Participation Meetings
    Descriptive info: CPUC AGrees to Hold Public Participation Meetings.. CPUC Agrees to Hold Public Participation Meetings on San Onofre.. Posted February 21st, 2013.. This morning the.. UT San Diego reported.. that CPUC, the California Public Utilities Commission, will hold hearings on whether or not the failed nuclear reactors at San Onofre State beach should be restarted.. The informal announcement comes three days after UCAN filed a motion demanding public hearings in San Diego.. No date or time for the hearings has been established.. To date, hearings have been held in Orange County by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and CPUC.. The NRC hearing was held on February 13th, and packed with hundreds of Union Members who were bussed in and feted to sumptuous food and free Costco cards by SDG E and Southern California Edison's trade unions in support of a restart (see.. You-Tube video here.. , or the story by.. KPBS.. ).. No date, time or place has been set for the hearings yet, but UCAN is hopeful that ordinary citizens will attend.. SDG E owns 20% of the reactors, which are no longer functioning.. The cost to SDG E customers is now estimated at $155 million for the year 2013, according to the.. UT San Diego.. ,  ...   fix the failed reactors, which according to sensitive internal documents, were "upgraded" with parts that SCE and the manufacturer knew were defective.. Under California's utility law, SCE is required to cost-justify the expense of the failed reactors at San Onofre.. If SCE gets its way, the reactors will be upgraded again at an additional cost to rate payers on top of the $129 a year paid by the average SDG E customer for the non-working reactors.. According to a.. new report by the.. highly respected Rocky Mountain Institute.. , the nuclear generators at San Onofre are unnecessary.. The Commission wants to hear from ordinary rate payers if spending more money on the failed reactors is a good idea, and has decided to host hearings in San Diego in order to hear what rate payers and SDG E's employees and representatives have to say.. We will let you know when the dates for the public hearings are announced.. Related Stories:.. Interview with UCAN's Donald Kelly on San Onofre.. ".. They are refusing to look at how we got here.. Interview with UCAN's Charles Langley.. Like paying for an employee who doesn't show up for work.. Interview with UCAN's David Peffer.. Customers continue to pay for inactive nuke plant..

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  • Title: UCAN - Summary of UCAN's Opening Brief in Protest of Proposed SDG&E Rate Hike
    Descriptive info: Summary of UCAN's Opening Brief in Protest of Proposed SDG E Rate Hike.. Summary of UCAN's Opening Brief in Protest of Proposed SDG E rate hike.. This is a summary of UCAN's Opening Brief.. Click here for the.. Opening Brief.. UCAN OBJECTS to JUDGE’S DECISION.. Too much wasted spending in Judge’s Proposed Decision.. Too much public money given to SDG E.. To arrange an interview, or for background, contact UCAN at (619) 610-9006.. FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013 -- Today, the Utility Consumers’ Action Network (UCAN) filed comments with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) about a proposed rate hike for SDG E customers.. If the current proposal is adopted, SDG E’s customers will pay the second highest rates in the nation during hard economic times.. Based on UCAN’s efforts, the Judge’s proposed decision reduces SDG E’s $70 million request for smart meter projects.. But according to UCAN's executive director, the proposed decision does not go far enough.. The Opening Comments by UCAN expose how the utility’s cost projections are flawed.. “For SDG E to ask for money from us, to fix problems caused by their parent (SEMPRA) is unconscionable, says UCAN’s Executive Director Donald Kelly.. Too much of our money is being wasted by SDG E.. ”.. Key Findings:.. 1) SDG E’s reorganization meant they had to guess what it would cost for things going forward.. UCAN says they guessed wrong!.. UCAN’s report reveals how SDG E avoided using past costs to predict future expenses because of SDG E’s corporate reorganization  ...   funding for “on the spot cash awards” to employees using vaguely defined bonus criteria.. If SDG E thinks it’s a good idea, then the shareholders should pay for it.. 5) Ridiculous repair costs at ratepayer expense:.. Incredulously, SDG E is asking for hundreds of thousands of ratepayer dollars to repair a power plant’s problems (Palomar) caused by faulty design.. SEMPRA energy (SDG E’s corporate parent) designed the plant.. SDG E says they had no say in the design – they are asking that the Ratepayers pay to fix the problems.. UCAN says get the people who designed it, their parent company to pay, not us.. 7) Out-of-Control Wildfire costs.. UCAN protests the proposed decision to force San Diego ratepayers to reward SDG E with almost $32 million for increased insurance premiums to cover SDG E's fire risks.. According to UCAN, SDG E should do a better job of shopping for wildfire insurance.. “The bottom line,” says Kelly, “Is that SDG E should be rewarded for saving money, not spending it.. If the proposed rate hike is adopted, SDG E’s rates will be the second highest in the nation.. UCAN has no problem with fair rates for SDG E, but we do have a problem with SDG E wasting our money.. High energy costs discourage job growth, inhibits consumer spending, and saps economic vitality.. As it stands, the current rate hike is a budget killer for San Diego families, and an economy killer for the region at large.. UCAN’s 30-page.. Opening brief..

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  • Title: UCAN - Understand your Electric Bill
    Descriptive info: Tips Resources - Energy.. Understand your Electric Bill.. The two tariffs applicable to reading your Residential SDG E bill are the Domestic Residential Tariff and Electric Energy Commodity Charge.. *Line item components updated 9/21/2011.. The first part of the bill is composed of the Residential Tariff noted above.. Total Usage: This amount, listed in kilowatt hours (kWh), shows how much electricity your meter registered for the billing cycle.. A rough average of a single family San Diego home is about 624 kWh per month, according to information from the California Energy Commission.. Baseline Allowance: This allowance is the threshold amount of energy that is billed at a lower rate than the non-baseline amount.. Oftentimes, a residential user will have 249 kWh as a baseline allowance.. Any electricity consumption above this threshold will be billed at a higher, non-baseline rate per kWh.. The Baseline Allowance is supposed to meet 50 to 60% of your home's electricity consumption.. The Baseline Allowance is determined by four things: The climate zone in which the account is located, whether the home is all-electric or uses both Natural Gas and electricity (see page two), number of days in the billing cycle, and whether it is summer or winter.. You may be eligible for an increased baseline allowance if you or someone in your home uses a medical device that runs on electricity.. For m information about the Medical Baseline Allowance.. Baseline Usage: If your total usage is greater than the baseline allowance, your baseline usage will be the baseline allowance; any remainder will be your non-baseline usage.. If your total usage is less than the baseline allowance, your baseline usage will be your total usage and you will have no residual usage billed at the higher, non-baseline rate.. If total usage baseline usage, then baseline usage = baseline allowance.. If total usage baseline allowance, then baseline usage = total usage.. In this example, the baseline usage is 249 kWh and the non-baseline usage is 500 - 249 or 251 kWh.. The overall rate that you pay for the baseline usage is listed on your bill.. For instance, your bill may look like this:.. Baseline Usage 249 kWh @ $.. 06326.. This indicates how much you were paying per kilowatt hour (about 6.. 3¢) for your baseline allowance.. This rate is determined from the line items below the Total Electric Charges, such as Transmission, Distribution, etc.. to determine the Baseline Usage Rate per kWh.. In this instance, the total charges for Baseline Usage are $15.. 75.. Non-Baseline Usage: If your total usage is greater than the baseline allowance, any additional amount is considered to be your Non-Baseline Usage.. This is billed at a higher rate than the Baseline Usage.. Your bill may look something like this:.. Non-Baseline Usage 251 kWh @ $.. 08781.. This indicates how much you were paying per kilowatt hour (about 8.. 8¢) for your non-baseline usage.. This rate is also determined from the line items below the Total Electric Charges, such as Transmission, Distribution, etc.. The slight difference between the Baseline and Non-Baseline charges is due to an increase in the Distribution and Transmission charges for Non-Baseline kilowatt-hours.. In this instance, the total charges for Non-Baseline Usage are $22.. 04.. So, the total bill is calculated as $15.. 75 + $22.. 04, or $37.. 79, plus the actual cost of electricity, which is listed as the Electric Energy Charge minus the Electric Energy Rate Adjustment.. If you take the Energy Charge, subtract the Rate Adjustment and then divide this by your total kWh, you should find that you are being charged $.. 065 (6.. 5¢) for the market price, which is the current capped rate for SDG E customers.. This price is an average of the market value of electricity that the State's Dept.. of Water Resources is currently purchasing  ...   bill.. For those customers who are with alternative providers (ESPs), you will not see this rate adjustment on your billl.. How do you make sure the adjustment was properly calculated? Take the market price from your bill and subtract $.. 065.. Take this difference and multiply if by your kWh.. This rate adjustment is what is being incurred in the balancing account that will be have to be repaid in the not-too-distant future.. Transmission: This is the cost to bring high-voltage electricity from power plants to distribution points near to you and includes the cost of high-voltage power lines and towers, as well as monitoring equipment.. SDG E is the company that paid for the construction of the transmission grid back when it was the local, regulated utility.. No other companies were allowed to generate their own electricity and build their own grid, since that would be redundant.. Now that SDG E is no longer in the business of generating power, it receives revenue by charging for transmitting electric energy from the power plant to consumers over its grid.. Transmission charge = Total Usage X $.. 02072 / kWh.. Distribution: This charge is the cost to deliver electricity through power lines strung on utility poles, across transformers, to where you use it.. This charge also includes repair crews and emergency services.. Basically, this charge reflects any extensions from the transmission grid to your home and the maintenance of keeping you connected to the grid.. Distribution charge = (Baseline usage x $.. 08202 / kWh) + (Nonbaseline usage x $.. 09130 / kWh).. Public Purpose Programs: This cost provides for state-mandated assistance programs for low-income customers and energy-efficiency efforts.. Public Purpose Programs = Total usage x $.. 00622 / kWh.. Nuclear Decommissioning: Nuclear power was once the wave of the future for power generation.. In hindsight, however, the risks and costs associated with producing electricity in this fashion far outweigh the benefits of this form of "cheap" energy.. SDG E previously invested in nuclear power and subsequently bills this charge to recover the additional costs and stranded assets associated with nuclear power.. Nuclear Decommissioning = Total usage x $.. 00040.. Trust Transfer Amount (TTA): This is a bond repayment charge, the same bond that was recently paid off 2.. 5 years early by SDG E and from which customers will be receiving a refund.. At the time, SDG E purchased $650 million in bonds, of which they only subsequently needed $260 million.. Therefore, the additional $390 million is being returned to the people who paid for it, averaging $260 for most customers.. However, all SDG E customers will be paying off the interest from this bond.. Trust Transfer Amt.. = Total usage x $.. 01077 / kWh.. Competition Transition Charge (CTC): When California had only regulated, monopolies as utility providers, utilities made investments in what was then new forms of power production and long-term power contracts.. Those costs have always been recovered in the electric rates charged to consumers and by the revenue created from the contracts.. So, in essence, this charge has always been on your bill.. Now, however, in California’s deregulated utility industry, private utilities like SDG E recover their assets that are "stranded" in these investments through the CTC charge, and thus can remain competitive in the new market.. This charge will be phased out in four years.. Competition Transition charge = (Baseline usage x $.. 00194 / kWh).. The amounts of each line item above, when added up, should equal the Total Electric Charge amount shown under your baseline and non-baseline usages.. So, you should get the exact same total in two places, which assures consumers that they are being billed appropriately (or confuses the heck out of them).. For more information, visit the SDG E website for information on.. understanding your electric bill..

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  • Title: UCAN - SDG&E Programs - Public Purpose
    Descriptive info: What is the Public Purpose Program Charge.. The Public Purpose Programs charge that appears on your monthly utility bill is assessed to pay for various programs required by California law and/or the California Public Utilities Commission.. Those programs include renewable resource energy technologies; energy efficiency; research, development and demonstration; and low-income programs.. Currently there are six programs being funded through the Public Purpose Programs charge.. CARE – California Alternate Rates for Energy.. The care program provides rate discounts to qualifying low-income residential customers to reduce their energy costs.. Energy Efficiency.. The Energy Efficiency (EE) program assists customers to converse energy and eliminate energy waste through the use of monetary incentives and rebates to reduce the cost of installing energy efficient equipment, providing technical advice and support, and offering education and outreach.. LIEE -  ...   the Public Purpose Program Charge.. RD D – Research Development Demonstration.. The RD D program provides funding for developing science and technology that is not being adequately addressed by competitive or regulated entities.. Program projects include projects focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, public benefits, and joint opportunities with other entities.. SGIP - Self Generation Incentive Program.. SGIP is an incentive program to promote the development, installation, and interconnection of clean and energy efficient self-generation and cogeneration resources to improve system reliability for customer.. Examples include wind turbines, photovoltaics (solar panels), and fuel cells.. These devices are installed on the customer’s side of the meter.. BOE – Board of Equalization Administration Expenses.. This program covers the costs incurred by the California Public Utilities Commission and Board of Equalization in administering the public purpose programs..

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  • Title: UCAN - How to Change Your SDG&E Billing Date
    Descriptive info: How to Change Your SDG E Billing Date.. Posted October 20th, 2011.. Does your SDG E bill date fall on an inconvenient time? A few days before pay day when it would be so much easier if it was a few days.. after.. pay day? Here's a quick tip: you can actually change your SDG E billing date without incurring any late fees.. Under.. SDG E Electric Rule 9.. (electric rules are the rules that govern SDG E activities related to brining your electricity, everything from billing to having your dog in a fence), you can choose a specific day of the month for SDG E to bill you.. And no, you can't pick "no day," as great as that would be.. Here's the text of Electric Rule 9(A)(4):.. Optional Billing Schedule.. The Utility, at its discretion, may provide customers with the option to choose a specific day of the month on which their bill is due, regardless of the meter reading date.. A customer choosing this option  ...   example, if you are a business who gets paid at the end of the month but your SDG E bill is due at the beginning of the month, you could use this section to help alleviate some of the financial pinch.. As a residential customer, you could also use this section to shift your billing date to a time when other bills aren't due.. The bad news is that, like everything, there is a cost for this.. A $15 up front fee, plus an annual fee made up of $15 plus 1% of your total annual bill.. For a residential customer who uses $100 a month, the annual fee will come out to about $27 a year.. While this isn't a large sum of money, it also isn't an insignificant sum either.. We can understand a fee to have your billing date changed, but with the new smart meters and wireless reads, picking your own billing date sounds like a customer service feature that should be included for free..

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  • Title: UCAN - California Center for Sustainable Energy
    Descriptive info: California Center for Sustainable Energy.. The California Center for Sustainable Energy.. For SDG E customers the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is the program administrator for the California Solar Initiative.. All the paperwork for your rebate goes through the CCSE.. They also offer a number of workshops and seminars for homeowners and installers.. There are other programs, including a solar water heater program, that are manages through their offices.. Check out their website at.. www.. sdenergy.. com..

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