• Great Oaks Water Company GRC

  • Great Oaks Water Company
    General Rate Case

    Background 

    In July 2012, Great Oaks Water Company, which serves over 20,000 customers in the San Jose area, filed its General Rate Case application for CPUC approval of a change in revenue requirement of: 

    • 2013: An increase of $1,930,413 or 14.28% 
    • 2014: A decrease of $477,210 or -3.09% 
    • 2015: A decrease of $426,852 or -2.85% 

    In March 2013, DRA and Great Oaks entered into a Settlement Agreement that settles all disputed issues and reduces Great Oaks’ original request for 2013 revenue increase by nearly half.

    • 2013: An increase of $1,044,834 or 7.73%
    • 2014: An increase of $101,994 or 0.7%
    • 2015: An increase of $207,640 or 1.42%

     

    DRA's Policy Position 

    DRA reviewed Great Oaks' application for reasonableness and recommended several important adjustments to Great Oak’s July 2012 GRC Application in the following areas:

    • Operations & Maintenance Expenses
    • Administrative & General Expenses
    • Payroll
    • Conservation
    • Plant
    • General Office Expenses

    See summary Table comparing Great Oak’s requests with DRA's recommendations.

    See DRA's November 7, 2012 Testimony and clarifying Tables.

    DRA supports the settlement agreement with Great Oaks as favorable to customers because it will save them nearly $886,000, including reductions in:

    • Operating & Maintenance and Administrative & General Expenses = $460,841
    • Depreciation Expenses = $108,723
    • Rate Base = $37,357

    See the DRA-Great Oaks Settlement Agreement for more details.

    See DRA’s July 31, 2012 Protest to application.
     

    Current Proceeding 

    A Proposed Decision from the CPUC is pending.

    See the proceeding docket.