SDGE new rates for 2019
San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®) filed an Application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requesting to increase revenues for its 2019-2022 General Rate Case (GRC). SDG&E is requesting to increase revenue by $218 million to $2.199 billion in 2019. This Application also proposes increases in 2020–2022 as shown in the table below. SDG&E is requesting this increase for its business operations (administrative expenses), infrastructure, maintenance, safety measures, modernization of facilities, and inflation.
KEY REASONS WHY SDG&E IS ASKING FOR INCREASES ARE:
- To continue to invest in its gas and electric systems to enhance safety and reliability, and to manage risks that could impact their employees, customers, and/or system;
- To educate customers on gas and electricity efficiency programs and management;
- To invest in its gas and electricity systems and technologies that advance clean energy for customers and the environment;
- To fund support services and employee training to keep SDG&E operating and to provide SDG&E’s customers with safe, reliable and responsive customer service; and
- To meet regulatory and compliance requirements driven by system safety and reliability and environmental compliance.
SDG&E REQUESTS A TOTAL INCREASE OF $218 MILLION FOR GAS AND ELECTRIC SERVICE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019
This request is for an increase of $218 million (11.0%) in 2019. The request also includes a 7.3% increase in 2020, a 5.2% increase in 2021 and a 5.1% increase in 2022, resulting in increases up to $160 million in 2020, $123 million in 2021 and $126 million in 2022. This increase consists of the following:
ESTIMATED IMPACT OF THIS REQUEST ON ELECTRIC RATES The electric portion of this GRC represents a $114 million increase in revenue. SDG&E estimates that the requested revenue requirement may be distributed in the manner shown in the table below. How this increase is assigned to customer classes will be determined in a separate proceeding.
If the CPUC approves SDG&E’s request for an electric rate increase, the winter bill for a typical bundled residential customer living in the inland climate zone and using 500 kWh per month would increase $6.26, or 5.0 percent in 2019. Individual customer bills may vary.
ESTIMATED IMPACT OF THIS REQUEST ON GAS RATES The gas portion of this GRC represents a $104 million increase in revenue. SDG&E estimates that the requested revenue requirement may be distributed in the manner shown in the table below. How this increase is assigned to customer classes will be determined in a separate proceeding.
San Diego Gas & Electric Company — Gas Department Summary of Average Rate Increase by Customer Class 2019 General Rate Case ($/therm)
If the CPUC approves this Application, the impact on the monthly bill of 25 therms/month would be an increase of $7.57, or 21.1%, in 2019. New rates would become effective in January 2019.