The Press Democrat | December 20, 2013
By Brett Wilkison
Customers enrolled next year with Sonoma County's startup public power agency could see some savings on their electricity compared to rates proposed by PG&E for 2014.
The lower cost for customers would amount to a 5 percent reduction on rates for power generation, resulting in a projected 2 to 3 percent savings on the overall electrical bill for businesses and homes, officials with Sonoma Clean Power said this week. The smaller total savings reflects delivery charges that would still be controlled by PG&E.
For an average residential customer during a summer month the net monthly savings would come to $2.38, reducing their bill to $105.32, including surcharges PG&E is allowed to impose on former customers.