• California Water Service
    2017 General Rate Case

     

    Background

    On July 9, 2015, Cal Water filed its General Rate Case Application for its General Office and 23 districts, requesting approval to increase rates by:     

    • 2017:  $94.8 million or 16.5%  
    • 2018:  $23.0 million or 3.4%  
    • 2019:  $22.6 million or 3.3%   

    Specifically, Cal Water proposes increases for each of its districts as summarized in this Table from Cal Water’s Application.  

     

    CPUC Public Participation Hearings

    Public meetings have been added for the Redwood Valley service areas for the Unified, Coast Springs, and Lucerne districts in the following locations:  

    Guerneville Manzanita Place • Guerneville Veterans Memorial Building – Auditorium,16255 First & Church Street Guerneville, CA • Guerneville, CA -- August 23, 2016, 6:00pm  

    Lucerne: Manzanita Place • Lucerne Alpine Senior Center – Barnes Hall Room, 3985 Country Club Drive • Lucerne, CA -- August 25, 2016, 1:00pm & 6:00pm   

     

     

    The CPUC held Public Participation Hearings throughout its service districts:
      

    Chico:  Manzanita Place • 1705 Manzanita Avenue • Chico, CA -- April 26, 2016, 6:00pm  

    Oroville: Manzanita Place • 1705 Manzanita Avenue • Chico, CA -- April 26, 2016, 6:00pm   

    Willows:  Manzanita Place • 1705 Manzanita Avenue • Chico, CA -- April 26, 2016, 6:00pm    

    Marysville:  CalTrans District 3 Building • Sierra Nevada Room • 703 B Street • Marysville, CA -- April 27, 2016, 6:30pm     

    Dixon:  Dixon City Council Chambers • 600 East A Street • Dixon, CA -- April 28, 2016, 6:00pm (Spanish Version)  

     

     

    CPUC Decision

    A final CPUC Decision is expected by the end of 2016.     

     

     

    ORA Position

    ORA performed an in-depth analysis of Cal Water’s general rate case proposal to ensure its requests are accurate, reasonable, and justified. ORA estimates Cal Water company-wide revenue increases / decreases of:     

    • 2017: $20.3 million (or 3.54%)
       
       
    • 2018: -$ 32,400 (or -0.01%); estimated, subject to change 
       
       
    • 2019: -$ 69,900 (or -0.01%); estimated, subject to change       

    ORA’s Table shows a comparison of its estimated revenue increases / decreases by district, compared with Cal Water’s proposal.  

      

    ORA finds that Cal Water has over-estimated its revenue needs, including in these key areas:   

    • Plant Investment:  ORA recommends an annual average of $55 million, compared with Cal Water’s company-wide proposal to construct an average of $238.1 million of capital projects per year.
       
       
    • Expenses:  ORA estimates lower total Operating & Maintenance and Administrative & General expenses, reflecting reductions in purchased services, enhanced maintenance, and employee pensions.
       
       

    See ORA's: 

    March 2, 2016 Testimony with its full analysis and report.
     

    August 13, 2015 Protest to Cal Water’s rate case Application.    

      

     

    Proceeding Docket

    See the CPUC's Proceeding docket.  

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