Included in the bill is a note of proposed rate increase. "PG&E requests an increase of $703 million for gas and electric service." Well, they're certaintly not going to get all of it from me.
[Corey reads the little paper more carefully.]
Okay, so, they want $703M more. They'll do that by increases revenues for both electricity and gas, but raising only gas rates. How, exactly, one raises revenues without raising rates is a bit of a mystery to me. I guess, if the subscriber base increased, then gross revenues would increase without a rate increase. I wonder why PG&E needs to petition to increase its revenues. Do the Powers that Be regulate even how much revenue they can collect, not just per-unit rates?
In any event, I'll just pay whatever's on my bill. The past month, my electricity usage was up about 5% from November. I'll hypothesize the increase is in running my Christmas lights. 8) I burned more gas, too, but not as much as I thought. The "baseline" they quote is, like, 26 therms, I used only 3.
Okay, I'm sure everyone wanted a play-by-play of me paying my power bill. And, now, you have it.