Solar customers questioning PG&E fee increase

Sep 23, 2015 5:28 PM by News Staff

North State solar customers are wondering why a fee on their monthly utility bill is doubling.

Californians who have a solar system are required to pay Pacific Gas and Electric, or another energy provider a minimum delivery charge, which helps fund maintenance of solar connectivity to the energy grid.

The current minimum delivery fee is $4.50, but according to a letter recently sent to solar customers by PG&E, the fee will be adjusted to approximately $10 a month, effective September 1.

Customers say that in a state that constantly encourages residents to think about switching to alternative energy sources, the fee increase seems counterproductive.

According to the letter, the fee increase will cover “the costs of providing safe, reliable, clean energy to your home."


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