In Sacramento, a family using 500 kilowatt hours of electricity last October was charged $58. Customers in Los Angeles, also served by a public utility district, paid $79.
A Southern California Edison worker fixes a severed power line in Torrance. A survey of electricity providers shows bills are higher at investor-owned utilities such as Edison.
Photo Credit: (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Pacific Gas & Electric charged $93 for the same amount of power. Southern California Edison billed customers $97. And San Diego Gas & Electric topped the Southern California Public Power Authority survey at $116 for 500 kilowatt hours.
The comparison of rates charged by public and private electricity providers in California shows a notable discrepancy in the amounts customers pay for power, depending on where they live and which provider serves them.