The public working group on the "exit fees" paid by customers of community choice energy (CCE) programs will meet for the first time this Thurs, Oct 27th. All are welcome to attend. The agenda for the meeting is below, with a description from staff of the Sonoma Clean Power CCE.
The CPUC refers to the fees as "power charge indifference adjustment (PCIA)" fees, and they are intended to reimburse the investor-owned utilities for long-term contracts for energy that they will no longer be expected to sell as more customers are served by CCEs. However, the utilities are determined to ask for the fees to be set at an unreasonably high rate, that could make it very hard for CCEs to compete with the utilities on rates. Attend the workshop and learn and engage on behalf of fair treatment for community choice programs and fair rates for CCE customers.
"PG&E will present the PCIA calculation, as well as their mid-term forecast. In the afternoon, we will present the CCA business model/statutory guidance, with an opportunity for individual CCAs to speak about their territory and priorities."
a. 10 – 4 with lunch
b. Agenda, Set Expectations, Introductions (30 mins)
c. How the PCIA Works (1.5 hr)
i. Sample calculation
d. Lunch (30 min)
e. PCIA mid-term forecast (1.5 hr)
f. CCA Position (1.5 hr)
g. Overview on Settlement protected meetings (30 min)