PG&E to Start Billing Non-Customers

PG&E to Start Billing Non-Customers

There are 35 comments on the News10 Sacramento story from Apr 19, 2008, titled PG&E to Start Billing Non-Customers. In it, News10 Sacramento reports that:

Judy Hill of Ripon just got a letter saying Pacific Gas & Electric would soon start billing her -- even though she isn't even a customer.

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Tampa, FL

#1 Apr 19, 2008
Call Erin Brocivich.

Folsom, CA

#2 Apr 19, 2008
Wouldnt it have been easier for the local utilities to tack on a surcharge and then bill for PG&E. Probably wouldnt of come across so bad.

Indio, CA

#3 Apr 19, 2008
No mention in the article, of how long the rate would be paid to PG&E. If these developments are paying for infrastructure put in place, it should have a payoff period. Is PG&E still maintaining the infrastructure? As for the problems caused by ENRON and their money making scheme. PG&E should stand in line with everyone else to see if they can get a piece of ENRON to pay back what has been done by their ill deeds. It's not the ratepayers fault either.

Sacramento, CA

#4 Apr 19, 2008
"The utility needs to recover the costs of building infastructure to serve people in the northern San Joaquin Valley,"

This is just INCREDIBLE!!!! How in the WORLD can this be legal? What court could possibly blame residents for PG&E losing money? How in the HELL can this not be taken to court right now, have an injunction placed on it and have this stopped?

Only in California can something as insane as this, where Liberals and Democrats tax the bejeezus out of everyone, allow this to happen. Where are the State Legislators in all of this? Why aren't these so-called Liberals and Democrats, who bend over backwards to try and convince all of us that they are all for the poor, the middle-class, the "Little Guy"...where are they and why aren't they DOING something to stop this?

Oh yeah...they all stand ot make a freaking fortune in this since they all own part of PG&E. ALl for the "Little Guy" my ass.

Grass Valley, CA

#5 Apr 19, 2008
I don't have PG&E, but I can't tell you how many times their work crews have delayed me, how many potholes my car has hit that they didn't fill properly. Hmmmmm...maybe I should bill them.....$500 sounds like a nice figure for damages and inconvienience.

United States

#6 Apr 19, 2008
I live in one of the newer subdidisions in thew central valley that this is effecting and this is what I posted on the Modesto Bee's website!!!
I don't know about everyone else but I have calcualted how much my husband and I will have to pay and it's $297.00 for the retroactive charges. Plus they are going to send us a seperate bill for this charge as well as $9 per month for the next three years. As if my husband and I can afford yet another bill espically when we don't have PG&E Electric Service only Gas through them. It's totally not fair all of us affected never had anything to do with the reason why MID is providing our subdivision with electric service and not PG&E. Seems like someone made a huge mistake in their planning process! I thank MID for sending out the letters they did informing the people affected about this issue! They also included a list of contact info to get a hold of the right people to help get this heard at the Supreme Court. So I urge everyone to get involved and lets get this whole stupid thing stopped before people start getting there bills and being even more in debt than they already are with the way our economy is already. Let's not add one more thing to people who are struggling already to make ends meet. This totally sucks for us and alot of other people I know in my neighborhood even the place I work is being charged retroactively $924 plus the $9 per month for the next 3 years. One thing that I don't seem to understand is what will happen to the people who have lost their homes to forclosure (which is alot in my neighborhood) Will they have to pay too even if they moved out a few months ago or even last year. This whole thing really bugs me and just because it's legal doesn't mean they should implement it. I swear where in the world is the justus to that?

United States

#7 Apr 19, 2008
"PG&E says it needs to collect the monthly charge of up to $9 per home and $21 per business in newly developed areas that the utility planned to serve before local irrigation districts moved in."

Okay, I planned on getting a job at the local post office, but someone else got the job instead of me. I now need you to give me five bucks if you want to buy stamps. How's my interpretation of this?
inappropriate guy

Williams, CA

#8 Apr 19, 2008
Jackson wrote:
I don't have PG&E, but I can't tell you how many times their work crews have delayed me, how many potholes my car has hit that they didn't fill properly. Hmmmmm...maybe I should bill them.....$500 sounds like a nice figure for damages and inconvienience.
Potholes should be filled by PG+E? Am I missing something?

Since: Apr 07

San Marcos, CA

#9 Apr 19, 2008
inappropriate guy wrote:
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Potholes should be filled by PG+E? Am I missing something?
probably when they tear up the roads to fix pipes...guess this is why they work for PG&E and not caltrans
Earth Mama

Monterey Park, CA

#10 Apr 19, 2008
If no one pays the bill, then what? I say don't pay it! What is PGE going to do? Take everyone to court? Those fees should have been paid by the developer, not the customer. If I make a bad investment, no one pays me back. Why should the public pay for a PGE's bad investment? What was the PUC thinking? Sounds like a pay off somewhere to say this is legal.
glad not in Cali anymore

Salt Lake City, UT

#11 Apr 19, 2008
This should not be LEGAL. A company that thinks they will have customers and builds a building, or a road, or a pipe, thining they will be getting customers and those customers decide to get their goods from a cheaper competitor, or is told they would get cheaper goods, is now paying the company they did not use. Come on!!! PG and E needs to be investigated for over billing and creating that energy crisis. Talk about crooked and the California Utilities commission goes along with it. Start calling the Governor and hold his appointees accountable. Non-elected people who probably own stocks in PG&E.

Roseville, CA

#12 Apr 20, 2008
I agree that this is ridiculous!! I live where I get PG&E, but I am ticked for everyone who is going to be affected by this. It should not be allowed.

Citrus Heights, CA

#13 Apr 20, 2008
Somewhere, PG&E had a project manager, who made big bux, either internal or consultant, who didn't do their jobs. If they had, this 'mix up' would have never happened. PG&E, rather than take responsibility for their lack of oversight, wants to pass the buck to the consumer because the developer is broke. Rather than look just at PG&E, someone needs to ask themselves why the PUC would allow it...someone is in bed with someone and their have violated their primary charter, to protect the market and regulate the utilities to ensure proper business practices are followed. A lawyer is sure to make some dollars from the class action just waiting to be filed.....corporate greed is sick. Soon they'll try to tug your heart strings by threatening to do a mass lay off. ugh!

Citrus Heights, CA

#14 Apr 20, 2008
The more I think, they just made a bad investment, they hoped this infrastructure would net them even more profit, when it didn't, they felt entitled to go after someone....the consumers take the hit again. I'm so sick of the utilities and their B.S. Some exec board room sat around, making their high six figure salaries and cooked up this plot. They need to get knocked down a peg or two, I sure hope they do!
Shandell Linda Andrade

Modesto, CA

#15 Apr 20, 2008
If it was me, I just would not pay it.

If this is not stopped right here, than who is to sat they will not hit us up next, for something we do not use.

PG&E I hope this goes thru the Supreme Court.
Public Utilities Commission since when did you go for Corporate Greed?
Yuba City Sue

South Jordan, UT

#16 Apr 20, 2008
What a bunch of lily livered creeps, on the CPU. PG&E needs to suck it up and take the money from there profits.
Yuba City Sue

South Jordan, UT

#17 Apr 20, 2008
sorry it's puc. did that spell puke?

Since: Oct 07

Sometimes the truth hurts!

#18 Apr 20, 2008
PG&E isn't the only one who does this Stockton Water Dis charges a yearly fee to people in San Joaquin depending how much water they use by the land with people who have well water and I think thats dumb because we paid to have that put in we had it drilled to get our water.Just another way for them to get more money.

Sacramento, CA

#19 Apr 20, 2008
PG&E came out of pocket to build the infrastructure that all of those "poor" non-customers are now receiving their power from...of course the users should pay for it. Duh.

Davis, CA

#20 Apr 20, 2008
Would think the Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts, when chosen by citizens over PG&E, should have purchased, or leased PG&E's infrastructure. Believe a Telecom leases or somehow pays for equipment belonging to another Telecom when they invade each others territory to provide service.

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