While details have not been worked out, in the case of cost recovery, the increased fees would likely be applied evenly to all Southern California Edison customers, Conroy said.
But the application has more than just Antonovich to deal with. The application has drawn opposition from consumer watchdog groups and from within state government itself.
In October, the California Consumer Protection and Safety Division filed a formal protest against the application.
“While insurance premiums may have increased, and while such premiums may cover less liability, granting the utilities their requested relief will result in a perverse incentive, where the utilities, if fully insured by ratepayers, would not need to keep their systems as safe and reliable as they do now,” Nicholas Sher, an attorney for the division, wrote in the filing.