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Is the Environmental Charge going to change, and how long am I going to keep paying it?

November 27, 2023

The Environmental Charge was approved by the Board as a three-year phased in rate increase. In 2012, the effective charge is set at $0.0191/kilowatt-hour (kWh), $0.0252/kWh in 2013 and $0.0269/kWh in 2014. The Environmental Charge may change after 2014, depending on changes to the law and costs for environmental compliance required by the state. If it does, it will be through a public rate process.

Unless the State of California repeals or changes the laws surrounding renewable resources, the cost for environmental compliance will continue.