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PG&E rate case compromise cuts $1.1B proposal to $575M for wildfire mitigation

January 2, 2020

PG&E’s initial general rate case application requested a nearly $1.1 billion increase over its $8.5 billion revenue for 2019, more than half of which was to fund wildfire mitigation measures, as required in Assembly Bill 1054, passed by the California legislature in July​.

These include building more resilient poles across 2,000 miles of power lines, trimming approximately 120 million trees and inspecting 81,000 miles of high-voltage distribution lines annually. The plan would have increased the typical electric and gas customer’s bill by $10.57 per month. PG&E also requested a $454 million and $486 increase to its revenue for 2021 and 2022 respectively.

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