Electrical Rate Redesignation is Sought

I am working with the Valley Women’s Club on a critical request to the California Public Utilities Commission to change the PG&E baseline designation for the San Lorenzo Valley.

The goal is to reduce the cost of electricity and reduce air pollution from woodstove smoke.  Currently, due to the high cost of electricity, many San Lorenzo Valley residents use wood-burning stoves as their primary heat source, resulting in smoke particulate pollution.

The requested change in the electrical baseline designation would align San Lorenzo Valley with areas with similar average temperatures.  It would also correct the inappropriate designation made years ago which effectively locked our costs to almost double the surrounding areas, in spite of our extremes of severe cold in the winter and heat in the summer.