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NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION HEARINGS: POTENTIAL EXTENSION OF DIABLO CANYON POWER PLANT OPERATIONS (R.23-01-007)
How can I participate?
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) would like to hear from you. You are invited to participate in Public Participation Hearings about the potential extension of operations at Diablo Canyon pursuant to Senate Bill 846.
At the virtual hearings, you can make comments, raise concerns, and speak with a CPUC Administrative Law Judge regarding this proceeding. Your participation by providing your thoughts on the proceeding can help the CPUC make an informed decision.
Where and when will these Public Participation Hearings be held?
July 25 at 2 and 6 p.m. (virtual only)
The virtual hearings can be viewed via internet, or listened to via phone, with the information below. If you wish to make a public comment, please participate by phone using the phone number below, press *1, unmute your phone and provide your name when prompted.
Phone number: 1-800-857-1917
If you need a language interpreter, contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office using the contact information at the end of this notice at least five business days before the hearings.
Written public comments may also be provided at any time during the proceeding in the “Public Comments” tab of the Docket Card for R.23-01-007, available at: apps.cpuc.ca.gov/c/R2301007. Your participation by providing your thoughts can help the CPUC make an informed decision.
Please note: A quorum of commissioners may attend but no decisions will be made or voted on at these hearings.
Why am I receiving this notice?
Senate Bill 846 was signed into law in September 2022, providing a path to extend DCPP operations beyond the current operating licenses, which are set to expire in 2024 and 2025.
Included in the legislation is the requirement that new retirement dates be set by the end of calendar year 2023.
How could this affect my monthly bill?
After current operating licenses expire, DCPP will be used to support California statewide electricity customers. Any costs associated with the extension of operations will be included in rates for all load serving entities in California, including customers in the service territories of Bear Valley Electric Service Inc., Liberty Utility (CalPeco Electric) LLC, PacifiCorp, Southern California Edison Company and San Diego Gas & Electric Company.
The CPUC will open a new proceeding for all California electric utilities to address the impact to rates. More information will be provided to customers when it is available.
How does the rest of this process work?
This proceeding has been assigned to a CPUC Administrative Law Judge who will consider proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process.
The Administrative Law Judge will issue a proposed decision that may adopt, modify or deny parties’ proposals. Any CPUC Commissioner may sponsor an alternate decision with a different outcome. The proposed decision, and any alternate decisions, will be discussed and voted upon by the CPUC Commissioners at a public CPUC Voting Meeting.
Parties to the proceeding will review the proceeding, including the Public Advocates Office. The Public Advocates Office is an independent consumer advocate within the CPUC that represents customers to obtain the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels.
For more information, please call 1-415-703-1584, email PublicAdvocatesOffice@cpuc.ca.gov or visit PublicAdvocates.cpuc.ca.gov.
Where can I get more information?
If you have questions about the proceeding, please contact PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
For TTY, call 1-800-652-4712.
If you would like an electronic copy of the filing and exhibits, please write to the address below:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Potential Extension of Diablo Canyon
Power Plant Operations (R.23-01-007)
P.O. Box 1018
Oakland, CA 94612-9991
For additional information and any updates on the hearings, please visit cpuc.ca.gov/pph.
If you have questions about CPUC processes, you may contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at:
Phone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-2074
Mail: CPUC Public Advisor’s Office
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Please reference Potential Extension of Diablo Canyon Power Plant Operations (R.23-01-007) in any communications you have with the CPUC regarding this matter.