Public Invited To Weigh In On Proposed SDG&E Rate Increase
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Aired 10/12/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Michael Shames, Utility Consumer Action Network
Watch tonight for more on the proposed rate increase.
Evening Edition airs weekdays at 5 PM and 6:30 PM on KPBS TV
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.