Electricity bills for some Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers will climb slightly in the new year while others will see their rates decline.
PG&E said Thursday residential customers who use relatively little power will experience a 3 percent increase in rates starting Jan. 1.
Those who draw large amounts of electricity, on the other hand, will get a 2.6 percent rate cut.
That will help people with big homes and those in the Central Valley, where summer heat waves are common and lead to large electricity bills.
Homeowners who use the most power will still pay a far higher electricity rate than homeowners who use far less.