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Erik Jacobson
Regulatory Relations

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
77 Beale St., Mail Code B13U
P.O. Box 770000
San Francisco, CA 94177
Fax: 415-973-3582

January 5, 2018

Advice 5212-E
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U 39 E)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California

Notice of the Transmission Access Charge Balancing Account
Adjustment (“TACBAA”) and Reliability Services Balancing Account
(“RSBA”) Charge Filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) submits this advice letter to provide the
California Public Utilities Commission (“Commission” or “CPUC”) with notice of PG&E’s
recent filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) requesting a
transmission rate change for its retail electric customers, in compliance with Resolution
E-3930 (“Resolution”). On December 7, 2017, PG&E filed its TACBAA and an update
to the RSBA Charge with FERC in Docket No. ER18-408-000. PG&E’s FERC filing
requests approval of the annual update to the TACBAA and the update to the RSBA
Charge with an effective date of March 1, 2018.
The TACBAA is a ratemaking mechanism designed to ensure that the difference in the
amount of costs billed to PG&E as a load-serving entity and the revenues paid to PG&E
as a Participating Transmission Owner (“TO”) under the California Independent System
Operator Corporation (“CAISO”) Tariff is recovered from or returned to PG&E’s EndUse customers.
Section 5.7 of PG&E’s TO Tariff describes the items to be included in the Transmission
Access Charge Balancing Account (“TACBA”) and sets forth the procedure for revising
the TACBAA rate on an annual basis. As described in PG&E’s TO Tariff, the effective
date for the updated TACBAA rate is March 1 of each year. The 2018 TACBAA rate
consists of three components: (1) the projected balance of the TACBA as of February
28, 2018, including interest; (2) the forecasted TACBA costs and customer usage
volumes; and (3) the Revenue Fees and Uncollectible Accounts (“RF&U”).


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Advice 5212-E -2- January 5, 2018 The total revenue requirement used in the development of the 2018 TACBAA rate is $442,020,703, which is the sum of the projected balance of the TACBA, a charge of $90,522,258, the forecasted TACBA costs, a charge of $346,535,806, and the RF&U adjustment, a charge of $4,962,639. The corresponding TACBAA rate is $0.00533/kWh. This 2018 request represents an decrease from the March 1, 2017 TACBAA RRQ of $540,882,859 and the corresponding rate of $0.00648/kWh. RSBA Charge On October 9, 2017, in Docket No. ER18-54-000, PG&E filed an update to the RSBA Charge. At the time of that filing, PG&E expected that RS costs included in its TO invoices from the CAISO would increase in 2018 due to at least two new Reliability Must Run (“RMR”) generator contracts that would become effective on January 1, 2018. However, forecasts of the costs for these RMR contracts were not available at the time of that filing. PG&E is now filing to include the forecast for these RMR contracts in the RSBA charge starting March 1, 2018. The RS rate is based on: (1) the projected balance of the RSBA as of February 28, 2018, including interest; (2) the forecast of RS costs for 2018; and (3) an adjustment for RF&U. The total RS revenue requirement for the retail 2018 RS rates is a charge to customers of $170,367,440. This consists of the RSBA balance, which is a charge of $28,314,299, plus the forecast RS costs for 2018, which is a charge of $140,140,339, plus the RF&U adjustment, which is a charge of $1,912,802. Compliance with Resolution E-3930 PG&E submits this advice letter pursuant to Process Element 3 of Resolution E-3930. Consistent with past practice, PG&E provided the Commission with a complete copy of the FERC filing on the same date that it was filed with FERC, by service to the Commission’s Legal Division. In this advice letter, PG&E requests authority to revise each corresponding transmission rate component of its Commission-jurisdictional tariffs on the date which FERC ultimately authorizes these changes to become effective, or as soon thereafter as possible, subject to refund, and to make corresponding adjustments to its total applicable Commission jurisdictional rates. Adjustments to total residential rates will be made pursuant to CPUC Decision 15-07001, Decision on Residential Rate Reform for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, and San Diego Gas and Electric Company and Transition to Time-of-Use-Rates.
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Advice 5212-E -3- January 5, 2018 As anticipated under Process Element 4 of Resolution E-3930, PG&E will supplement this advice or indicate in a separate advice letter that coincides with other retail rate changes when the requested TACBAA and RSBA Charge rate changes are approved, modified, denied or has been otherwise acted upon by the FERC. This rate change will generally affect the rates of all bundled, Direct Access, and Community Choice Aggregation customers. Typically, the TACBAA rate change and RSBA Charge update will be consolidated into other rate changes scheduled to be filed in February for an effective date of March 1, 2018. At that time, PG&E will also provide complete updated tariff sheets. Protests Anyone wishing to protest this filing may do so by letter sent via U.S. mail, facsimile or E-mail, no later than January 25, 2018, which is 20 days after the date of this filing. Protests must be submitted to: CPUC Energy Division ED Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 703-2200 E-mail: Copies of protests also should be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004, at the address shown above. The protest shall also be sent to PG&E either via E-mail or U.S. mail (and by facsimile, if possible) at the address shown below on the same date it is mailed or delivered to the Commission: Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations c/o Megan Lawson Pacific Gas and Electric Company 77 Beale Street, Mail Code B13U P.O. Box 770000 San Francisco, California 94177 Facsimile: (415) 973-3582 E-mail:
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Advice 5212-E -4- January 5, 2018 Any person (including individuals, groups, or organizations) may protest or respond to an advice letter (General Order 96-B, Rule 7.4). The protest shall contain the following information: specification of the advice letter protested; grounds for the protest; supporting factual information or legal argument; name, telephone number, postal address, and (where appropriate) e-mail address of the protestant; and statement that the protest was sent to the utility no later than the day on which the protest was submitted to the reviewing Industry Division (General Order 96-B, Rule 3.11). Effective Date PG&E requests that this Tier 2 advice filing become effective on regular notice, February 4, 2018, which is 30 calendar days after the date of filing. Notice In accordance with General Order 96-B, Section IV, a copy of this advice letter is being sent electronically and via U.S. mail to parties shown on the attached list. Address changes to the General Order 96-B service list should be directed to PG&E at email address For changes to any other service list, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at (415) 703-2021 or at Send all electronic approvals to Send all electronic approvals to Advice letter filings can also be accessed electronically at: /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations
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CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION ADVICE LETTER FILING SUMMARY ENERGY UTILITY MUST BE COMPLETED BY UTILITY (Attach additional pages as needed) Company name/CPUC Utility No. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (ID U39 E) Utility type: Contact Person: Yvonne Yang  ELC  GAS  PLC  HEAT Phone #: (415) 973-2094  WATER E-mail: and EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline GAS = Gas HEAT = Heat (Date Filed/ Received Stamp by CPUC) WATER = Water Advice Letter (AL) #: 5212-E Tier: 2 Subject of AL: Notice of the Transmission Access Charge Balancing Account Adjustment (“TACBAA”) and Reliability Services Balancing Account (“RSBA”) Charge Filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance AL filing type:  Monthly  Quarterly  Annual  One-Time  Other _____________________________ If AL filed in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: N/A Does AL replace a withdrawn or rejected AL? If so, identify the prior AL: No Summarize differences between the AL and the prior withdrawn or rejected AL: ____________________ Is AL requesting confidential treatment? If so, what information is the utility seeking confidential treatment for: No Confidential information will be made available to those who have executed a nondisclosure agreement: Yes No Name(s) and contact information of the person(s) who will provide the nondisclosure agreement and access to the confidential information: ___________________ Resolution Required? Yes No Requested effective date: February 4, 2018 N No. of tariff sheets: N/A Estimated system annual revenue effect (%): N/A Estimated system average rate effect (%): N/A When rates are affected by AL, include attachment in AL showing average rate effects on customer classes (residential, small commercial, large C/I, agricultural, lighting). Tariff schedules affected: N/A Service affected and changes proposed: N/A Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: N/A Protests, dispositions, and all other correspondence regarding this AL are due no later than 20 days after the date of this filing, unless otherwise authorized by the Commission, and shall be sent to: California Public Utilities Commission Energy Division EDTariffUnit 505 Van Ness Ave., 4th Flr. San Francisco, CA 94102 E-mail: Pacific Gas and Electric Company Attn: Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations c/o Megan Lawson 77 Beale Street, Mail Code B13U P.O. Box 770000 San Francisco, CA 94177 E-mail:
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PG&E Gas and Electric Advice Filing List General Order 96-B, Section IV AT&T Albion Power Company Alcantar & Kahl LLP Anderson & Poole Atlas ReFuel BART Barkovich & Yap, Inc. Braun Blaising Smith Wynne P.C. CalCom Solar California Cotton Ginners & Growers Assn California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission California State Association of Counties Calpine Casner, Steve Cenergy Power Center for Biological Diversity City of Palo Alto City of San Jose Clean Power Research Coast Economic Consulting Commercial Energy County of Tehama - Department of Public Works Crossborder Energy Crown Road Energy, LLC Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Day Carter Murphy Defense Energy Support Center Dept of General Services Division of Ratepayer Advocates Don Pickett & Associates, Inc. Douglass & Liddell Downey & Brand Ellison Schneider & Harris LLP Energy Management Service Evaluation + Strategy for Social Innovation G. A. Krause & Assoc. GenOn Energy, Inc. Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Schlotz & Ritchie Green Charge Networks Green Power Institute Hanna & Morton ICF International Power Technology Intestate Gas Services, Inc. Kelly Group Ken Bohn Consulting Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. Linde Los Angeles County Integrated Waste Management Task Force Los Angeles Dept of Water & Power MRW & Associates Manatt Phelps Phillips Marin Energy Authority McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP McKenzie & Associates Modesto Irrigation District Morgan Stanley NLine Energy, Inc. NRG Solar Office of Ratepayer Advocates OnGrid Solar Pacific Gas and Electric Company Praxair Regulatory & Cogeneration Service, Inc. SCD Energy Solutions SCE SDG&E and SoCalGas SPURR San Francisco Water Power and Sewer Seattle City Light Sempra Utilities Southern California Edison Company Southern California Gas Company Spark Energy Sun Light & Power Sunshine Design Tecogen, Inc. TerraVerde Renewable Partners Tiger Natural Gas, Inc. TransCanada Troutman Sanders LLP Utility Cost Management Utility Power Solutions Utility Specialists Verizon Water and Energy Consulting Wellhead Electric Company Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA) Yep Energy
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