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Gary A. Stern, Ph.D.
Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations

March 8, 2018
ADVICE 3760-E
(U 338-E)
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY DIVISION
Southern California Edison Company’s Proposal to Establish
an Agreement to Reimburse Customers for Energy Used by
SmartConnect Communication Devices Installed on the
Customer’s Side of the Meter

SUBJECT:

Southern California Edison Company (SCE) hereby submits for filing the following
changes to its tariffs. The revised tariff sheets are listed in Attachment A and are
attached hereto. In addition, SCE submits its proposed Communication Device
Installation Customer Agreement (Agreement). The Agreement is attached hereto as
Attachment B.
PURPOSE
The advice filing seeks approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC
or Commission) to establish an agreement, to energize a Communication Device using
the customer’s power near the device instead of running wires from the meter panel
through walls, ceilings and floors to where the device is located. The installation of the
Communication Device is required to allow meters enclosed in a metering room to
communicate with SCE’s network and obtain daily meter reads to provide customers
with their daily energy usage as required by the Commission in Decisions related to
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). SCE also seeks the Commission’s approval to
provide the customer a bill credit based on the estimated usage of the Communication
Device.
BACKGROUND
When customers install meters indoors or in metering rooms, the radio frequency signal
is often unable to reach the network and a Communication Device must be installed in
order for the meters to communicate. Currently, Communication Devices used SCE
power via a connection ahead of the customer’s meter. This has often required conduit
and wiring to be installed through customer’s walls, floors, and/or ceilings in order to
reach the Communication Device location where the device is able to connect the
meters to the AMI network. SCE believes that, where the customer consents to this
P.O. Box 800

8631 Rush Street

Rosemead, California 91770

(626) 302-9645

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ADVICE 3760-E (U 338-E) -2- March 8, 2018 arrangement and executes the Agreement, using the customer’s internal wiring on the customer’s side of the meter to feed the Communication Device would be more efficient and cost-effective because it would eliminate the need to install the wiring through walls, floors and/or ceilings. SCE also notes that SCE has confirmed that this arrangement is consistent with San Diego Gas & Electric Company’s current practice. SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED AGREEMENT SCE proposes to add the attached Agreement to its List of Contracts and Deviations.1 The Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions upon which SCE would connect to the customer’s side of the meter and provide the customer a bill credit based on the estimated usage of the Communication Device. Under the arrangement described above, SCE and the customer will execute the Agreement permitting SCE to install the Communication Device and connect to the customer’s power. Among other provisions, the Agreement also authorizes SCE access to the Communication Device for maintenance, repair and replacement. Pursuant to the Agreement, the customer will be given a flat rate credit on its bill based on an estimated energy used by the Communication Device. The calculation is as follows: Wattage of device x # of devices x 24hrs x # of days in billing period divided by 1000 = kWh per month (3Watts x 24 hours x 30 days/1000 = 2.16 KWH per month x # of devices). No cost information is required for this advice filing. This advice filing will not increase any rate or charge, cause the withdrawal of service, or conflict with any other schedule or rule. TIER DESIGNATION Pursuant to General Order (GO) 96-B, Energy Industry Rule 5.3(5), this advice letter is submitted with a Tier 3 designation. EFFECTIVE DATE This advice filing will be effective upon Commission approval. 1 The Commission’s authorization and the effective date will be entered on the tariff sheet when the agreement is approved by the Commission.
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ADVICE 3760-E (U 338-E) -3- March 8, 2018 NOTICE Anyone wishing to protest this advice filing may do so by letter via U.S. Mail, facsimile, or electronically, any of which must be received no later than 20 days after the date of this advice filing. Protests should be submitted to: CPUC, Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, California 94102 E-mail: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Copies should also be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004 (same address above). In addition, protests and all other correspondence regarding this advice letter should also be sent by letter and transmitted via facsimile or electronically to the attention of: Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations Southern California Edison Company 8631 Rush Street Rosemead, California 91770 Telephone: (626) 302-9645 Facsimile: (626) 302-6396 E-mail: AdviceTariffManager@sce.com Laura Genao Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs c/o Karyn Gansecki Southern California Edison Company 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2030 San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 929-5544 E-mail: Karyn.Gansecki@sce.com There are no restrictions on who may file a protest, but the protest shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which it is based and must be received by the deadline shown above. In accordance with General Rule 4 of GO 96-B, SCE is serving copies of this advice filing to the interested parties shown on the attached GO 96-B service list. Address change requests to the GO 96-B service list should be directed by electronic mail to AdviceTariffManager@sce.com or at (626) 302-3719. For changes to all other service lists, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at (415) 703-2021 or by electronic mail at Process_Office@cpuc.ca.gov.
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ADVICE 3760-E (U 338-E) -4- March 8, 2018 Further, in accordance with Public Utilities Code Section 491, notice to the public is hereby given by filing and keeping the advice filing at SCE’s corporate headquarters. To view other SCE advice letters filed with the Commission, log on to SCE’s web site at https://www.sce.com/wps/portal/home/regulatory/advice-letters. For questions, please contact Shiela Linao at (626) 302-4506 or by electronic mail at shiela.linao@sce.com. Southern California Edison Company /s/ Gary A. Stern Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. GAS:sl:cm Enclosures
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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.: Southern California Edison Company (U 338-E) Utility type: Contact Person: Darrah Morgan  ELC  GAS  PLC  HEAT Phone #: (626) 302-2086  WATER E-mail: Darrah.Morgan@sce.com E-mail Disposition Notice to: AdviceTariffManager@sce.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline GAS = Gas HEAT = Heat Advice Letter (AL) #: Subject of AL: (Date Filed/ Received Stamp by CPUC) WATER = Water 3760-E Tier Designation: 3 Southern California Edison Company’s Proposal to Establish an Agreement to Reimburse Customers for Energy Used by SmartConnect Communication Devices Installed on the Customer’s Side of the Meter Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Agreements, Metering AL filing type:  Monthly  Quarterly  Annual  One-Time  Other If AL filed in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: Does AL replace a withdrawn or rejected AL? If so, identify the prior AL: Summarize differences between the AL and the prior withdrawn or rejected AL: Confidential treatment requested?  Yes  No If yes, specification of confidential information: Confidential information will be made available to appropriate parties who execute a nondisclosure agreement. Name and contact information to request nondisclosure agreement/access to confidential information: Resolution Required?  Yes  No Requested effective date: Upon Commission Approval No. of tariff sheets: -3- Estimated system annual revenue effect: (%): Estimated system average rate effect (%): 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: See Attachment A Service affected and changes proposed1: Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: 1 Discuss in AL if more space is needed. 3646-E and 3650-E
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Protests 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: CPUC, Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, California 94102 E-mail: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations Southern California Edison Company 8631 Rush Street Rosemead, California 91770 Telephone: (626) 302-9645 Facsimile: (626) 302-6396 E-mail: AdviceTariffManager@sce.com Laura Genao Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs c/o Karyn Gansecki Southern California Edison Company 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2030 San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 929-5544 E-mail: Karyn.Gansecki@sce.com
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Public Utilities Commission Comm. Dev. Inst Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Title of Sheet Attachment A Cancelling Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Revised 63411-E List of Contracts & Deviations List of C&D Revised 62228-E Revised 63412-E Revised 63413-E Table of Contents Table of Contents Revised 63237-E Revised 63044-E 1
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Southern California Edison Rosemead, California (U 338-E) Cancelling Revised Revised Cal. PUC Sheet No. Cal. PUC Sheet No. List of Contracts and Deviations 63411-E 62228-E Sheet 7 (Continued) Name and Location of Customer Most Comparable Regular Tariff Type or Class of Service RATES – RETAIL (Continued) Execution and Expiration Dates Commission Authorization Number and Date Schedule No. Contract Difference Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians General 10/01/17 Until 09/30/27 or upon notice from SCE and/or Twenty-Nine Palms Advice 3587-E Filed 04/05/17 Approved via Resolution E-4855 Effective 06/15/2017 Various Capacity and Generation Credits Chemehuevi Indian Tribe General 10/01/17 Until 09/30/27 or upon notice from SCE and/or Twenty-Nine Palms Advice 3587-E Filed 04/05/17 Approved via Resolution E-4855 Effective 06/15/2017 Various Capacity and Generation Credits Bishop Pauite Indian Tribe General 10/01/17 Until 09/30/27 or upon notice from SCE and/or Twenty-Nine Palms Advice 3597-E Filed 04/28/17 Approved via Resolution E-4864 Effective 08/10/2017 Various Capacity and Generation Credits Calif. Dept. of Correction and Rehabilitation General ---Termination of Service Advice 2738-E ---- Form 14-792 Terms and Conditions provisions Los Angeles County Sanitation Department General ---Termination of Service or Change in Generation Advice 2914-E DA-CRS Deviation for Generation Per D.03-04-030 Agricultural Power Service Customers Agricultural & Pumping Upon Commission Authorization until Implementation of the Final Decision in SCE’s 2018 GRC Phase 2 Proceeding (A.17-06-030) Advice 3646-E Filed 08/18/17 Effective xx/xx/xx TOU-PA3 500 kW Monthly Maximum Demand Threshold Waiver for Agricultural Power Service Customers Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Service Advice 3650-E Filed 08/28/17 Effective xx/xx/xx TOUGS-1 Estimated Usage in lieu of Metered Usage Various General Service Advice 3760-E Filed 03/09/18 Effective xx/xx/xxx Various Bill credit against the participating customer’s OAT based on SCE’s estimated usage of energy to power the communication device attached to the meter The earlier of (1) the date upon which a retail meter has been installed and is operational at MWD Camino Station to measure MWD’s SL&P or (2) June 1, 2018 --Termination of Service (Continued) (To be inserted by utility) Advice 3760-E Decision 7D9 Issued by Caroline Choi Senior Vice President (To be inserted by Cal. PUC) Date Filed Mar 8, 2018 Effective Resolution (P) | | | | | (P) (P) | | | | | | | (P) (N) | | | | | | (N)
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Southern California Edison Rosemead, California (U 338-E) Cancelling Revised Revised TABLE OF CONTENTS Cal. PUC Sheet No. Cal. PUC Sheet No. 63412-E 63237-E Sheet 1 Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. TITLE PAGE ............................................................................................................................. 11431-E TABLE OF CONTENTS - RATE SCHEDULES ....63295-63036-63412-63207-63208-63093-63094-E ........................................................................................................... 63042-63043-63413-E TABLE OF CONTENTS - LIST OF CONTRACTS AND DEVIATIONS ................................... 63413-E TABLE OF CONTENTS - RULES ............................................................................................ 63045-E TABLE OF CONTENTS-INDEX OF COMMUNITIES, MAPS, BOUNDARY DESCRIPTIONS 58961-E TABLE OF CONTENTS - SAMPLE FORMS.. .................. 59608-61801-61576-61817-63209-61631-E ........................................................................................................... 61970-61971-63296-E (T) (T) (T) PRELIMINARY STATEMENT: A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Territory Served ......................................................................................................... 22909-E Description of Service ................................................................................................ 22909-E Procedure to Obtain Service ..................................................................................... 22909-E Establishment of Credit and Deposits ....................................................................... 22909-E General .......................................................................... 45178-45179-45180-53818-45182-E Symbols ..................................................................................................................... 45182-E Gross Revenue Sharing Mechanism .......26584-26585-26586-26587-27195-27196-54092-E .................................................................................................. 51717-53819-27200-27201-E Baseline Service ........................................................... 52027-52028-52029-52030-52031-E Charge Ready Program Balancing Account.................................................... 58633-58634-E Not In Use ............................................................................................................................. -E Nuclear Decommissioning Adjustment Mechanism ........................................ 36582-57779-E Purchase Agreement Administrative Costs Balancing Account ........... 55207-51922-55208-E Income Tax Component of Contributions ....................................................... 58419-58420-E Memorandum Accounts.... 21344-62633-61164-58221-49492-61165-61166-61167-53821-E ........ 50418-42841-42842-44948-44949-44950-62634-62635-44953-42849-42850-42851-E ........ 61169-61170-55623-61171-42856-61172-61173-52033-50419-55048-61174-42863-E ........ 42864-56204-56205-51235-45920-51236-42870-50209-42872-42873-50421-46539-E ........ 42876-42877-42878-42879-42880-42881-42882-54534-53371-56253-44959-42887-E ........ 53321-53322-47098-52551-52552-49928-56235-56236-56237-55144-55145-44029-E ........ 53016-57156-57157-51163-51164-51165-51166-51167-51168-51169-51170-51171-E ........ 51244-55806-56393-56394-56395-56396-56397-56398-56399-58978-59917-59918-E California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Adjustment Clause ................. 34705-41902-E .................................................................................................. 36472-38847-56788-60261-E Optional Pricing Adjustment Clause (OPAC) ........................... 27670-27671-27673-27674-E (Continued) (To be inserted by utility) Advice 3760-E Decision 1D5 Issued by Caroline Choi Senior Vice President (To be inserted by Cal. PUC) Date Filed Mar 8, 2018 Effective Resolution
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Southern California Edison Rosemead, California (U 338-E) Cancelling Revised Revised TABLE OF CONTENTS Cal. PUC Sheet No. Cal. PUC Sheet No. 63413-E 63044-E Sheet 10 (Continued) RATE SCHEDULES (Continued) Schedule No. RES-BCT Re-MAT RF-E S SC SLRP SPSS TMDL UCLT V2G PILOT WATER WI-FI-1 WTR Title of Sheet OTHER (Continued) Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer51843-58777-51008-51009-E ............................................................................................................. 51844-51011-E Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff ......... 52964-52965-61890-52967-61891-52969-E .....................................................52970-52971-61892-52973-55678-61893-61894-E Surcharge to Fund Public Utilities Commission Reimbursement Fee ............ 63027-E Standby – 500 kW and Below .....57623-52463-63028-52465-52466-52468-52469-E ........................................................................................................................ 57624-E Service Connection Charge ............................................................................ 51303-E Scheduled Load Reduction Program ...... 53895-47456-47977-47978-47979-53896-E ...................................................................................... 47980-47981-47982-47983-E Station Power Self-Supply ................................. 58778-55488-57625-55490-44851-E Transferred Municipal Departing Load ... 57626-56051-63029-63030-49968-49969-E .......................... 49970-49971-49972-49973-49974-49975-49976-49977-49978-E Utility-Controlled Load Tests .......................................................................... 57627-E SCE Vehicle To Grid Experimental Pilot ................................... 52577-52578-52579-E Water Agency Tariff for Eligible Renewables................ 57628-44061-52978-52979-E Schedule WI-FI Pilot Wireless Fidelity Rate ................. 63031-43036-43037-43038-E Wireless Technology Rate ................................. 63032-63033-51996-51997-51998-E LIST OF CONTRACTS AND DEVIATIONS LIST OF CONTRACTS AND DEVIATIONS ..... 55503-51856-55016-51858-56775-51860-63411-E .............................. ………………53971-62438-51864-51865-51866-51867-51868-51869-51870-E ......................................................................................................................... 54426-58676-54428-E (T) (Continued) (To be inserted by utility) Advice 3760-E Decision 10D5 Issued by Caroline Choi Senior Vice President (To be inserted by Cal. PUC) Date Filed Mar 8, 2018 Effective Resolution
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Attachment B Communication Device Installation Customer Agreement
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON COMPANY COMMUNICATION DEVICE INSTALLATION CUSTOMER AGREEMENT This Communication Device Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into between Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”) and _______________________________ (“Customer”) (together, the “Parties”). In consideration of the mutual promises herein, the Parties agree as follows: 1. Description. Customer agrees to allow SCE or an SCE-designated third-party contractor to install Communication Devices and associated wiring equipment (CDE) at the address or addresses below to be connected to Customer’s internal wiring using energy metered through the SCE meter on the account(s) indicated below. 2. Term. This Agreement shall continue (1) until the date the CDE is removed from the Customer’s site (but, for avoidance of doubt, the Agreement will not terminate if the CDE is replaced or upgraded with another CDE or other equipment used for the same purpose); (2) the Customer’s service account is closed; or (3) if otherwise terminated in accordance with this Agreement. 3. Reimbursement of Energy Costs. Upon the In-Service Date of the CDE, as set forth below, SCE will credit to the Customer each month on the Customer’s utility bill the kilowatt hour value of the cost of electricity service used by the CDE during the preceding month calculated as follows: Wattage of device x # of devices x 24hrs x # of days in billing period divided by 1000 = KWH per month (3Watts x 24 hours x 30 days/1000 = 2.16 KWH per month x # of devices). If the CDE is replaced or upgraded with a CDE that uses more energy, the bill credit will be reassessed and modified at that time. 4. Ownership. The CDE shall at all times remain the property of SCE. 5. Customer shall provide SCE access to install, repair, maintain, exchange, and/or remove the CDE during normal business hours. 6. Damage to the CDE. Customer agrees to notify SCE, by telephone, pursuant to Section 12 below, as soon as possible if the CDE is damaged. Customer agrees that it will not remove the CDE unless leaving the equipment in place causes a concern for safety of the customer or third parties. For emergency service, customer may call the 24 Hour Emergency/Outage Hotline at (800) 611-1911. 7. Termination. This Agreement may be terminated by either Party giving 30 days prior written notice, pursuant to Section 12 below, to the other Party. Upon termination of this Agreement by Customer, SCE shall remove the CDE within a reasonable period of time. Customer acknowledges and agrees that if the CDE is removed, meters will not be able to be read overthe-air and will need to be read manually every other month. 8. Assignment. Customer may assign this Agreement only with SCE’s written consent, which SCE may grant or deny in its sole discretion. 9. Amendment. This Agreement shall, at all times, be subject to changes or modifications as the California Public Utilities Commission may, from time to time, direct in the exercise of its jurisdiction. Any other amendments to this Agreement may be made by mutual agreement of the Parties. 10. Mutual Release. Customer and SCE each agree to release each other, their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, and agents from any and all claims, damages or expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees) (collectively, “Claims”) for personal injury,
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death or property damage or destruction except to the extent such Claims are proximately caused by the gross negligence or willful acts or omissions of the released Party. 11. Limitation of Liability: In no event shall either Party be liable to the other for any consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or incidental damages arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, even if such damages are reasonably foreseeable at the time of contracting, and independent of whether such damages arise in contract, tort, through strict liability or under any other theory of law. 12. Notices: All notices or other communications required or permitted by this Agreement that are required to be given in writing may be sent by mail or email: If to SCE: Southern California Edison C/O Manager, Grid Contracts Management 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, California 91770 P.O. Box 800 Rosemead, California 91770 Email: GridContractManagement@sce.com If to Customer: Name ____________________ Address __________________ City _____________ State ___ Zip ______ Phone: ______________ Email: ______________________________ 13. Authorized Signatures. In witness whereof, the Parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be signed by their duly authorized representative/agents with the intent to be legally bound. This Agreement is effective as of the last date set forth below. Customer Southern California Edison Company By: __________________________________ By:__________________________________ Name:________________________________ Name:_______________________________ Title:_________________________________ Title:_________________________________ Date Signed:___________________________ Date Signed:__________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Service Address: ___________________________ City ________________ Zip Code _________ Service Account No(s). 1.__________________ Qty ___ In-Service Date __________________________ 2.__________________ Qty ___ In-Service Date __________________________ 3.__________________ Qty ___ In-Service Date __________________________
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