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

April 10, 2018
Energy Division
Attention: Tariff Unit
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Reply to the Protest of Everyday Energy Regarding
Advice 3767-E

Dear Energy Division Tariff Unit:
Pursuant to General Rule 7.4.3 of the California Public Utilities Commission’s
(Commission’s or CPUC’s) General Order 96-B, Southern California Edison Company
(SCE) hereby submits this reply to the protest of Everyday Energy regarding SCE’s
Advice 3767-E, Establishment of Schedule SOMAH-VNM-ST, Solar On Multifamily
Affordable Housing Virtual Net Metering Successor Tariff, and Modifications to
Associated Agreements in Compliance with Decision 17-12-022.
On March 14, 2018, SCE filed Advice 3767-E to establish Schedule SOMAH-VNM-ST,
Solar On Multifamily Affordable Housing Virtual Net Metering Successor Tariff, pursuant
to Ordering Paragraph (OP) 3 of Decision (D.)17-12-022.1
The purpose of the SOMAH program is to make solar energy, and the bill savings from
on-site solar generation, available to low-income customers throughout California. By
subsidizing the costs of solar generation on certain types of multifamily affordable
housing and allocating net energy metering tariff credits associated with the system’s
generation to tenants and common areas of the property, the SOMAH program provides
bill savings to low-income households that would otherwise be unable to benefit from
onsite solar generation. Funding for the program is available for up to 10 years,
between 2016 and 2026. D.17-12-022, among other things, prescribed the criteria for
participation in the incentive program; identified a funding source for the program; set
targets for installation of solar PV systems; identified various required elements for the
program; and gave direction to the Commission on the administration of the program.


Decision Adopting Implementation Framework for Assembly Bill 693 and Creating the Solar
On Multifamily Affordable Housing Program, issued December 18, 2017.

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Energy Division Tariff Unit Page 2 April 10, 2018 Reply to Protest Everyday Energy is generally supportive of SCE’s Advice 3767-E; however, submitted its Protest to clarify a date within SCE’s tariff, Schedule SOMAH-VNM-ST that states, “[s]ervice under this Schedule is available to a Qualified Residential Complex with one or more Eligible Generators on a first-come, first-serve basis until June 30, 2026” and suggests the wording be changed to, “through December 31, 2030.” SCE agrees that it is appropriate to clarify this language. Public Utilities Code 2870(f)(1) states that “the commission shall authorize the award of monetary incentives for qualifying solar energy systems that are installed on qualified multifamily affordable housing properties through December 31, 2030.” However, SCE also realizes that funding allocation and continuation of the SOMAH program is subject to review of the Commission. Therefore, SCE proposes to change the tariff language as follows: Schedule SOMAH-VNM-ST will be closed to new customers once all the available funds have been awarded or December 31, 2030, whichever is earlier. Conclusion SCE respectfully requests that the Commission approves Advice 3767-E with the proposed tariff changes.2 Sincerely, /s/ Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. D Gary A. Stern, Ph.D GAS:mb:jm cc: James Loewen, CPUC Energy Division Edward Randolph, Director, CPUC Energy Division Scott Sarem, Everyday Energy GO 96-B and R.14-07-002 service lists 2 If the proposed changes are acceptable, SCE will submit either a supplemental advice letter or a new advice letter with the proposed changes.
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