Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
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PG&E customers paying more

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SAN FRANCISCO- PG&E customers are now paying higher rates as the company is modernizing its gas and electric systems.

Starting on New Year’s Day, gas and electric rates went up about 6 percent for the average customer.  The extra money will be used to replace old gas distribution lines, install equipment meant to reduce blackouts, and set up systems to detect gas leaks more efficiently.  Officials with PG&E say the company is looking to collect more than $2 billion over the next three years to cover the costs.  PG&E serves about 16 million people is Northern and Central California.