Conservation provided the means for the district to help meet the future water needs of Manteca and Escalon, which are within the district, as well as two cities outside the district," said SSJID
general manager Steve Stroud.
In late 2009, SSJID submitted an application to the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) for authority to provide electric service to the residents of Manteca, Ripon and Escalon.
The Board of Directors of SSJID has considered the impact of Proposition 16 on District operations and concluded that its passage would adversely impact proposed District efforts to provide retail electric service.
Included among the major points Shields made in his testimony to the CPUC and that SSJID plans to detail in PG&E's General Rate Case proceedings:
Earlier this year, SSJID submitted an application to the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission for the approval of providing electricity to the residents of Manteca, Ripon and Escalon to cut retail electricity bills in its service territory by 15% across the board.
Retired Ripon Unified School District Superintendent Leo Zuber, a resident of Ripon, specifically addressed the SSJID board about some of PG&E's negative comments.
The application to LAFCo outlines how SSJID will provide locally-owned and controlled retail electricity service to both residents and businesses at a 15% discount from current PG&E rates, which includes agricultural and industrial customers, in the South San Joaquin County communities of Manteca, Escalon, Ripon and surrounding unincorporated areas.
SSJID Utility Systems Director Don Battles told in a memo to the SSJID board, 'Although the WAPA allocation is a small amount of total annual energy use, the value of being a WAPA preference customer is significant'.
SSJID General Manager Jeff Shields noted that becoming a federal power customer boosts the district's existing plan to enter the retail energy business.
The South San Joaquin Irrigation District's (SSJID
) application to the San Joaquin Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) to provide retail electricity will be considered by the SSJID
board of directors on September 3, 2009, at 9 a.
Officials with SSJID
discussed terms of the deal on March 27 with county Supervisor Bill O Brien.
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