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Public Invited To Weigh In On Proposed SDG&E Rate Increase

Daniel Beeman, SDG&E customer who testified at the CPUC rate hike hearing in ...

Photo by Christopher Maue

Above: Daniel Beeman, SDG&E customer who testified at the CPUC rate hike hearing in San Diego on Monday.

Guest

Michael Shames, Utility Consumer Action Network

Transcript

Watch tonight for more on the proposed rate increase.

Evening Edition airs weekdays at 5 PM and 6:30 PM on KPBS TV.

Public hearings are underway in San Diego about a $1.1-billion rate increase over the next four years proposed by San Diego Gas and Electric.

The request would boost an average gas bill by about 4 percent and an electric bill by 5 percent.

But just a month since the big blackout may not be the best time to ask for more money from ratepayers. And a consumer advocate group says SDG&E should actually be lowering rates, not increasing them.

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