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PG&E Must Face Revived San Francisco Challenge to Grid Rates

Jan. 25, 2022, 10:39 PM

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission must take a second look at a dispute between the city of San Francisco and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. over power delivery, a federal appellate court said Tuesday.

San Francisco, which operates a greenhouse-free power supply system in Yosemite National Park that transmits power to the city, challenged PG&E’s refusal to distribute that power at a lower voltage to certain users in the city.

PG&E’s distribution system provides both higher and lower level voltages, with higher voltage including high fixed costs but cheaper per-unit prices, and lower voltage having lower fixed costs but higher ...

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