San Diego consumers have a big stake in energy trends taking shape in 2014.
For the first time in more than a decade, California is overhauling the way utilities charge for home electricity, dividing San Diego Gas & Electric customers into winners and losers.
Also, at least a billion dollars is at stake in investigations into the breakdown of the San Onofre power plant. The probe will decide who will pick up the tab — utility customers or corporate stockholders.
The retirement in June of the reactors touched off an ongoing debate about what new fossil fuel plants — if any — are needed to ensure reliable power supplies. The outcome could mean new smoke stacks over Carlsbad, San Onofre and Otay Mesa. Customers would pay $1.6 billion for one medium-sized plant.
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