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Ronald van der Leeden
Director
Regulatory Affairs
555 W. Fifth Street, GT14D6
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1011
Tel: 213.244.2009
Fax: 213.244.4957
RvanderLeeden@semprautilities.com

April 6, 2018

Advice No. 5281
(U 904 G)
Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Subject: Quarterly Summary of Maintenance Related Curtailments – January 1,
2018 – March 31, 2018
Purpose
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) hereby submits this Advice Letter (AL) to
notify the California Public Utilities Commission (Commission) and affected parties of
curtailment events in its service territory.1
Background
SoCalGas Rule No. 23, Section J, provides the following:
The Utility shall submit an Advice Letter to the Commission’s Energy Division
within five business days from the conclusion of a non-maintenance-related
curtailment. The filing shall state the facts underlying and the reasons for the
curtailment, shall demonstrate that the type of curtailment being declared
complies with the Utility’s tariffs, and shall set forth efforts the Utility has
taken to minimize or alleviate the curtailment. The filing shall be served by
electronic mail or overnight mail on affected noncore customers and posted
by the Utility on its Electronic Bulletin Board. The Utility shall submit an
Advice Letter to the Commission’s Energy Division within five business days
from the end of each calendar quarter providing the same information for all
maintenance-related curtailments over the reporting period.
This AL submission is being made consistent with that requirement, and covers all
maintenance-related curtailments that occurred during the period of January 1,
2018 through March 31, 2018. The following table summarizes the maintenance1

SoCalGas is submitting this Advice Letter pursuant to Decision (D.) 16-07-008.





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Advice No. 5281 -2- April 6, 2018 related curtailments that occurred over the reporting period. Each event is described in more detail in the following sections. Attachment A includes a list of affected customers for each event. Curtailment Event Start Date Curtailment Event End Date February 13, 2018, 2:00 a.m. February 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m. February 14, 2018, 4:00 a.m. February 16, 2018, 4:30 a.m. March 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. March 28, 2018, 9:00 p.m. Affected Area Tehachapi Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley Long Beach, Stanton February 13, 2018 Curtailment Event Information (Tehachapi) A. Facts Underlying and Reasons for the Curtailment SoCalGas initiated a localized curtailment of service in the city of Tehachapi beginning at 2:00 a.m. on February 13, 2018. The localized curtailment of service ended at 8:00 a.m. on February 13, 2018. SoCalGas implemented this localized curtailment in order to facilitate maintenance work done by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The affected customers were located in the city of Tehachapi. A list of the affected customers is provided in Attachment A. B. Compliance with SoCalGas’ Tariffs This curtailment was instituted in accordance with Section E.2 of Rule No. 30, Interruption of Service, and Section C.1 of Rule No. 23, Effectuation of Curtailment. Accordingly, each affected noncore customer was provided a maximum usage during the curtailment event. C. Efforts by SoCalGas to Notify Affected Customers SoCalGas notified the affected customers of the curtailment of service through their Account Manager and via the ENVOY® electronic bulletin board. Notices were posted on ENVOY® on February 11, 2018 and February 13, 2018.2 February 14-16, 2018 Curtailment Event Information (Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley) A. Facts Underlying and Reasons for the Curtailment SoCalGas initiated a localized curtailment of service in the cities of Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley beginning at 4:00 a.m. on February 14, 2018. The localized curtailment of service ended at 4:30 a.m. on February 16, 2018. SoCalGas implemented this localized curtailment in order to perform maintenance work. 2https://scgenvoy.sempra.com/#nav=/Public/ViewExternalEbb.getMessageLedger%3FfolderId%3D 1%26rand%3D80
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Advice No. 5281 -3- April 6, 2018 The affected customers were located in the cities of Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. A list of the affected customers is provided in Attachment A. B. Compliance with SoCalGas’ Tariffs This curtailment was instituted in accordance with Section E.2 of Rule No. 30, Interruption of Service, and Section C.1 of Rule No. 23, Effectuation of Curtailment. Accordingly, each affected noncore customer was provided a maximum usage during the curtailment event. C. Efforts by SoCalGas to Notify Affected Customers SoCalGas notified the affected customers of the curtailment of service through their Account Manager and via the ENVOY® electronic bulletin board. Notices were posted on ENVOY® on January 30, 2018, February 2, 2018, and February 20, 2018.3 March 28, 2018 Curtailment Event Information (Long Beach, Stanton) A. Facts Underlying and Reasons for the Curtailment SoCalGas initiated a localized curtailment of service in the cities of Long Beach and Stanton beginning at 9:00 a.m. on March 28, 2018. The localized curtailment of service ended at 9:00 p.m. on March 28, 2018. SoCalGas implemented this localized curtailment in order to perform maintenance work. The affected customers were located in the cities of Long Beach and Stanton. A list of the affected customers is provided in Attachment A. B. Compliance with SoCalGas’ Tariffs This curtailment was instituted in accordance with Section E.2 of Rule No. 30, Interruption of Service, and Section C.1 of Rule No. 23, Effectuation of Curtailment. Accordingly, each affected noncore customer was provided a maximum usage during the curtailment event. C. Efforts by SoCalGas to Notify Affected Customers SoCalGas notified the affected customers of the curtailment of service through their Account Manager and via the ENVOY® electronic bulletin board. Notices were posted on ENVOY® on January 30, 2018, March 5, 2018, March 20, 2018, and March 29, 2018.4 3https://scgenvoy.sempra.com/#nav=/Public/ViewExternalEbb.getMessageLedger%3FfolderId%3D 1%26rand%3D80 4https://scgenvoy.sempra.com/#nav=/Public/ViewExternalEbb.getMessageLedger%3FfolderId%3D 1%26rand%3D80
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Advice No. 5281 -4- April 6, 2018 Confidentiality Due to the confidential nature of the information in Attachment A, a declaration requesting confidential treatment is included. The List of the Affected Customers in Attachment A is only being provided to Energy Division under the confidentiality provisions of General Order (GO) 66-D, Section 583 of the Public Utilities Code, and D.17-09-023. Protest Anyone may protest this Advice Letter to the Commission. The protest must state the grounds upon which it is based, including such items as financial and service impact, and should be submitted expeditiously. The protest must be made in writing and received within 20 days of the date of this Advice Letter, which is April 26, 2018. There is no restriction on who may file a protest. The address for mailing or delivering a protest to the Commission is: CPUC Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Copies of the protest should also be sent via e-mail to the attention of the Energy Division Tariff Unit (EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov). A copy of the protest shall also be sent via both e-mail and facsimile to the address shown below on the same date it is mailed or delivered to the Commission. Attn: Ray B. Ortiz Tariff Manager - GT14D6 555 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90013-1011 Facsimile No.: (213) 244-4957 E-Mail: ROrtiz@semprautilities.com Effective Date SoCalGas believes this Advice Letter is subject to Energy Division disposition and should be classified as Tier 1 (effective pending disposition) pursuant to GO 96-B. It is in compliance with D.16-07-008. Therefore, SoCalGas respectfully requests that it be made effective for service on April 6, 2018, which is the date filed. Notice A copy of this Advice Letter is being sent to SoCalGas’ GO 96-B service list and the Commission’s service lists for R.11-02-019, A.14-12-017, A.15-07-014, and A.15-06-020. Address change requests to the GO 96-B service list should be directed by electronic mail to tariffs@socalgas.com or call 213-244-2837. For changes to all other service lists,
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Advice No. 5281 -5- April 6, 2018 please contact the Commission’s Process Office at 415-703-2021 or by electronic mail at Process_Office@cpuc.ca.gov. _________________________________ Ronald van der Leeden Director – Regulatory Affairs Attachments
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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 GAS COMPANY (U 9O4G) Utility type: Contact Person: Ray B. Ortiz ELC GAS Phone #: (213) 244-3837 PLC HEAT WATER E-mail: ROrtiz@semprautilities.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline GAS = Gas HEAT = Heat (Date Filed/ Received Stamp by CPUC) WATER = Water Advice Letter (AL) #: 5281 Subject of AL: Quarterly Summary of Maintenance Related Curtailments – January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018 Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Curtailment AL filing type: Monthly Quarterly Annual One-Time Other If AL filed in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: D.16-07-008 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 AL1: N/A Does AL request confidential treatment? If so, provide explanation: See Declaration of Confidentiality. Resolution Required? Yes No Requested effective date: 4/6/18 Tier Designation: 1 No. of tariff sheets: 2 3 0 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 proposed1: N/A Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: None 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 Southern California Gas Company Attention: Tariff Unit Attention: Ray B. Ortiz 505 Van Ness Ave., 555 West 5th Street, GT14D6 San Francisco, CA 94102 Los Angeles, CA 90013-1011 EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov ROrtiz@semprautilities.com tariffs@socalgas.com 1 Discuss in AL if more space is needed.
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ATTACHMENT A Advice No. 5281 List of Affected Customers Confidential and Protected Materials Pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 583, General Order 66-D, and D.17-09-023
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BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DECLARATION OF RASHA PRINCE REGARDING CONFIDENTIALITY OF CERTAIN DATA/DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO D.17-09-023 I, Rasha Price, do declare as follows: 1. I am Director, Commercial/Industrial Services, for Southern California Gas Company (“SoCalGas”). I have been delegated authority to sign this declaration by Lisa M. Alexander, Vice President, Customer Solutions and Communications. I have reviewed the confidential information included within Attachment A to Advice No. 5281 submitted concurrently herewith (AL 5281 Attachment A). I am personally familiar with the facts in this Declaration and, if called upon to testify, I could and would testify to the following based upon my personal knowledge and/or information and belief. 2. I hereby provide this Declaration in accordance with Decision (“D.”) 17-09- 023 and General Order (“GO”) 66-D to demonstrate that the confidential information (“Protected Information”) provided in the AL 5281 Attachment A is within the scope of data protected as confidential under applicable law. 3. In accordance with the narrative justification described in Attachment A, the Protected Information should be protected from public disclosure. 1
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I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Califomia that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. Executed this 6"‘ day of April, 2018, at Los Angeles. am Rasha Prince Director, Services
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ATTACHMENT A SoCalGas Request for Confidentiality on the following information in its response to AL 5281 Attachment A Location of Protected Information Items Highlighted in grey in AL 5281 Attachment A Legal Citations CPRA Exemption, Gov't Code § 6254(k) ("Records, the disclosure of which is exempted or prohibited pursuant to federal or state law”) • Civil Code § 1798.80 et seq. (process for protecting customer records) • Civil Code § 1798.98 (protecting energy usage data) • • Evid. Code § 1060 Civil Code § 3426 et seq. CPRA Exemption, Gov't Code § 6254.7(d) CPRA Exemption, Gov't Code § 6255(a) (Balancing Test) 3 Narrative Justification When curtailments are called, information regarding affected customers should be limited to a geographical area. Information regarding an individual customer's rate or gas reductions could influence competition in the gas market, signal customers about product continuity, and violate a customer’s privacy. Data is market-sensitive information that, if revealed, would place customers at an unfair business disadvantage because it provides market sensitive information regarding customer usage data.
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