Residents Blindsided By Massive SDG&E Rate Increases
By Rebekah Gonzalez
January 19, 2022
One resident, Luna Blye, told CBS8 she and her son are barely home and don't use a lot of energy.
She was shocked when her SDG&E bill for her one-bedroom apartment had more than doubled from the previous month.
"Last month it was $85. I was blown away to find out a few days ago when I opened up my bill it was $200," said Blye.
San Diego County residents have taken to Twitter to share similar stories about the price hikes.
According to officials, wildfire mitigation, growth of public benefit programs that give bill discounts to low-income families, and the higher cost of natural gas as reseasons for the price hike.
Customers are reportedly paying 7.8% more for electricity and 24.6% more for gas. Plus, bills are typically higher in cold months like December.