[img:CPUC%20Crest_0.jpg| ]Sacramento, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 30, 2007 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued a proposed decision on the petition filed in December, 2006 by the Alliance for Retail Energy Markets (AReM) and 184 additional petitioners and supporters, asking that the CPUC start an investigation into reopening the competitive retail electricity market. In the proposed decision, to be voted on by the full Commission in May or June, the CPUC agrees to open the investigation. In the rulemaking process that will follow, it will be determined under what conditions direct access will be restored.
BillMatrix Corporation, a provider of outsourced telephone and Internet-based payment services, has briefed the California Public Utilities Commission on the use of credit cards, ATM debit cards, electronic cheques and recurring transactions for utility bill payment. The California Assembly has recently passed legislation allowing consumers to pay their utility bills using credit or debit cards.
The California Public Utilities Commission has approved Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E’s) microgrid proposals, which are designed to reduce the number of customers affected by Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events and mitigate current impacts.
San Francisco, CA, USA --- (METERING.COM) --- July 22, 2006 – The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) smart meter program.