Golden State Water Company:
2016 General Rate Case (GRC)
July 2014, Golden State Water Company filed its Application
requesting CPUC approval to adjust its rates for water service in
1, 2, and 3 customer service
2016: -$1.62 million or -0.50% (reflecting $319 million in total revenue requirement)
$10.28 million or 3.21%
$10.30 million or 3.12%
CPUC held Public Participation Hearings in Golden State's service
territory between November 13 and December 9, 2014.
ORA Report & Testimony
ORA performed in-depth analysis of Golden State's requests, and issued its full Report on March 6, 2015. ORA recommended that the CPUC adjust Golden State's total revenues for Regions 1, 2, and 3 by:
2016: -$30.88 million or -9.60% (reflecting $291 million in total revenue requirement)
2017: $4.48 million or 1.53%
2018: $2.76 million or 0.93%
- March 6, 2015 Testimony for details of its findings and recommendations.
Partial Settlement Agreement & CPUC Final Decision
On July 6, 2015, ORA and Golden State filed a partial Settlement Agreement, resolving a wide range of issues including sales and most expenses. In May-June 2015, ORA participated in evidentiary hearings on the remaining contested issues, which included among other things capital budgets and executive compensation.
On December 21, 2016, the CPUC issued its decision adopting the partial Settlement Agreement and resolving the remaining contested issues. D. 16-12-067 as corrected by D.17-03-001 authorized a total Test Year 2016 revenue requirement of $296.675 million, which is $22.627 million lower than requested in Golden State's application.
Gardena Water Quality Issues
April 13, 2015, the CPUC issued a Ruling
approving ORA's Motion
to open a separate phase to address customer concerns regarding water quality in
Gardena, CA. ORA recommended among other things additional reporting requirements:
- to facilitate the CPUC's monitoring of Golden State's compliance with the State Water Resource Control Board directives, and
- to ensure Golden State's actions to resolve water quality issues in Gardena are adequate and cost-effective.
In D.15-12-036, the CPUC adopted the ORA-Golden State settlement agreement, which reflects ORA's recommendations.
State Water Rates Assistance Program
- 2015 GSWC General Rate Case