California Public Utilities Commission Issues Proposed Decision on Opt Out Proceeding

CPUC Issues Proposed Decision on Opt Out Proceeding

6California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) disgraced outgoing chairman Michael Peevey and Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Amy Yip-Kikugawa (who was apparently so busy with the San Bruno case that she took two years to issue a decision following the public hearings in December 2012 where smart meters and fees were widely condemned),  have issued proposed decisions on the smart meter opt-out proceeding.

As one anti-smart meter activist said, “It’s not good.”   Initial reading suggests the decisions are designed to maintain the unjust status quo of denying meter choice to communities and those living in apartment buildings, and allow utility corporations to make safety a luxury by tacking an extortion fee onto accounts where a safe analog meter is used.

Links to download what came out of the CPUC yesterday below:

ALJ Amy Yip-Kikugawa’s Proposed Decision:

Commissioner Michael Peevey’s Alternate Proposed Decision:

A good analysis of the proposed decision can be found at

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