• San Jose Water Company GRC

  • Background

    On January 3, 2012, the San Jose Water Company (SJWC) filed an application to increase rates for water service by:

    • 21.51% in 2013
    • 4.87% in 2014
    • 12.59% in 2015
  • DRA’s Policy Position

    DRA served testimony on April 30, 2012 in response to San Jose Water Company’s rate increase proposal recommending:

    • A rate increases of no more than:  
      • 0.05% in 2013 
      • 3.73% in 2014 
      • 5.65% in 2015 
    • A $90 million reduction to the capital and expense budgets request. 
    • Continuation of existing price adjustment mechanism which removes the effect of tiered rates on the revenue that SJWC can recover without guaranteeing recovery of all forecasted water sales. 
    • Avoid unnecessary proliferation of memorandum accounts, which allow SJWC to record expenses for later review and recovery in customer rates. 

    See DRA's August 7, 2012 Reply Brief.
    See DRA's July 20, 2012 Opening Brief.

  • Current Proceeding Status

    A CPUC proposed decision is pending. Any difference between current customer rates and those rates that would have become effective January 1, 2013 will be tracked and either collected or refunded following a final CPUC decision.

    See the proceeding docket.