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State utilities commission approves resolution to change how electric bills are calculated


SACRAMENTO (KION-TV)- The California Public Utilities Commission passed a fixed rate charge that will impact PG&E customers starting in 2026. .

In a 4-0 vote, The CPUC passed a resolution that would add a fixed charge to people’s power bills each month.

For most people, the charge would be $24.15 per month and would pay for such things as installing and maintaining the equipment necessary to transmit electricity to homes.

Californians who have lower incomes and who are enrolled into one of two discount programs would pay less, either $6 or $12 per month.

The resolution said that the per kWh rate will decrease five to seven cents when this happens. Under the change, people who use less electricity will pay a bit more as a result of the fee, while those who rack up large power bills will save thanks to the lower usage rates.

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