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Jones Blasts High Usage Customer Charge that Unfairly Punishes Rural San Diegans

Sacramento – In his newest “Are You Kidding Me?” video, Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) explains the impact of the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision to deny San Diego Gas and Electric Company’s request to eliminate the High Usage Customer, or HUC, charge.

Jones’ district covers much of rural San Diego including Borrego Springs, Ramona, and Valley Center.

While the HUC charge is a penalty-pricing model that is intended to encourage conservation, Jones argues that it instead contributes to higher bills for households throughout rural and inland San Diego.


Senator Brian W. Jones is Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus and was elected to the California State Senate in 2018 representing the 38th Senate District which includes Alpine, Escondido, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Borrego Springs, and parts of the City of San Diego.



Photo By Rubem Porto Jr