Santa Catalina Water System
General Rate Case
On November 15, 2010 Southern California Edison
(Edison) requested the CPUC for a rate increase of $3.2 million or 80%,
resulting in a total revenue requirement of $7.2 million, for its Santa Catalina
Island Water System customers for upgrades to its aging water
infrastructure. On April 23, 2012, the CPUC issued a proposed decision that 1)
decreased the revenue requirement increase from Edison’s requested 80% to 45%
2) shifted costs to Edison’s electric customers, and 3) maintains service
rates at present levels.
In April 2012, the CPUC issued a Proposed
Decision decreasing Edison's revenue increase request and proposing that the
upgrade costs for Santa Catalina's water system be shifted to Edison's electric
In August 2012, the CPUC issued a Ruling
suspending the proceeding to allow parties to settle issues of dispute.
On May 14, 2012, DRA submitted comments
in response to the CPUC’s Proposed Decision stating that it:
- Supports the PD’s decrease in revenue requirement increase.
- Opposes the PD’s solution to shift costs to Edison’s electric
customers who receive no benefit of improvements made to Catalina’s water
service (additionally, Edison electric customers have received no
appropriate notice of proposed rate increases as required by the CPUC).
- Recommends the CPUC spread the rate increase over a 3-year period to
mitigate rate shock to Catalina customers.
See DRA's May 16, 2011 preliminary testimony
in response to Edison's revenue requirement request for the Catalina
See DRA's December 17, 2010 protest
Current Proceeding Status
The CPUC is expected to issue final decision by
first quarter 2013.
See the Proceeding