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dsefcik
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6/26/2013
dsefcik
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Just got this from SDG&E


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I am writing you today to share information regarding some of the region’s energy challenges, some important changes in the coming months, and some help in reducing the effect on your household.
While the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has created an untimely reduction in our region’s energy resources, we have taken steps to ensure a reliable supply of energy for the region. At the same time, we have revitalized our network with smart technology that will allow you to more efficiently control your energy use - especially during peak demand times. We have been increasing the supply of clean, renewable energy like solar and wind. And, we have made the ongoing delivery of energy more efficient through modernization and upgrades.
These are important investments to assure a continued high level of energy service for the future, but they do come with added expense. In addition, the cost of producing and delivering the renewable energy we all desire is more expensive than traditional sources. I am letting you know that as a result, about a quarter of our customers will see a noticeable increase in their bills in September.
What can you expect? Based on your historical energy use, you are likely to be affected by this increase. If your bill is typically around $100 a month, you will see an increase of about $15. If your bill is usually about $250 a month, you will see an increase of around $75.
We understand that increased costs can cause belt-tightening in any household. So you would be right in asking what we are doing to lower costs and operate as efficiently as possible on behalf of customers. Here are a few of the steps we have taken:
Switched out 90% of our passenger fleet vehicles to high-mileage or clean-energy vehicles
Installed smart switches on our electric system to help with service reliability
Saved over $2 million annually on paper and postage with online services
Cut our own energy and water consumption by over 20%
Substantially increased our ability to import lower-cost power into the region
We have set up a special website to provide more details on this upcoming change. I invite you to visit this site at www.sdge.com/2013Rates and if you have further questions, please call us toll-free at 855-846-7174.
Our goal is to help all of our customers find ways to manage energy costs with efficiency programs, rebates and new energy management tools. In the coming weeks we will be communicating with you again, providing what I hope will be helpful information to meet your energy needs in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
Thank you.
Sincerely,

Jessie J. Knight Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer




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ziphius
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6/26/2013
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Ah...that must be part of the reason that Sempra Energy stock was up 2.5% today. Just another example of a corporation taking wealth from the masses and concentrating it among the few. Sempra has raised its dividend payments to shareholders an average of 10% a year over the past 10 years. Want to get some of your utility bill money back? Buy shares of Sempra and be one of the insiders. We knew that we would foot the bill for San Onofre... I just didn't think it would be this soon.
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DesertWRX
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7/10/2013
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For those of us in Borrego Springs year round we just bend over for them.
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dsefcik
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7/10/2013
dsefcik
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DesertWRX wrote:
For those of us in Borrego Springs year round we just bend over for them.
I always wondered what rates AB residents/business got, seems hard to believe Jilbertos could stay in business with the A/C running full time at downtown SDG&E rates.

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10/20/2013
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BS is right (and not Borrego Springs:-) I am going totally off grid at our little desert cabin and even at the house intown, I'm gonna put in panels a few at a time and take circuits off the grid little by little. With the cost of solar nowadays its getting to be a must. Imagine if everyone in SD County put a couple panels on their house? Ouch for SDGE!
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