Submitted by gwohl1 on May 23, 2013
For many of those in the SF Bay Area whose electricity is provided by PGE, reasonable cost electricity will be available only when the new rate EV takes effect. The PGE web site states that the new rate will become effective in "late spring". I called PGE this morning to inquire, and the representative said the new rate was being delayed until August, and given the repeated delays for the new rate, she thought further delay was possible. She blamed the delay on the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), and encouraged me to file a complaint with the CPUC.
I just filed such a complaint online via www.cpuc.ca.gov. Perhaps if other PGE customers filed similar complaints, we might be heard and get more immediate attention.
Be aware that the the new EV rate may bring cost reduction by a factor of 2 or 3 for charging, depending on your current rate plan and usage pattern. For those of you not in the Bay Area, what we're trying to do is get electricity costs back in the reasonable range, rather than the $0.20 - $0.34 per kWh that many of us are paying.