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

August 8, 2018
ADVICE 3842-E
(U 338-E)
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY DIVISION
SUBJECT:

Information-Only Advice Letter
Southern California Edison Company’s Self Generation
Incentive Program Equity Budget Incentive Adjustment
Pursuant to Ordering Paragraph 2 of Decision 17-10-004

PURPOSE
Pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission (Commission) Decision
(D.)17-10-004, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) respectfully submits this
information-only Advice Letter (AL) to provide notice of SCE’s Self Generation Incentive
Program (SGIP) Equity Budget incentive adjustment.
BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
On October 13, 2017, the Commission issued D.17-10-004 to make a programmatic
change on its own motion to establish an Equity Budget and reserve 25 percent of the
energy storage incentives beginning with Step 3 for qualifying projects. This change in
SGIP was adopted to meet the following three objectives: 1) bring positive economic
and workforce development opportunities to the state’s most disadvantaged
communities; 2) help reduce or avoid the need to operate conventional gas facilities in
these communities, which are exposed to some of the poorest air quality in the state;1
and 3) to ensure that low-income customers, and non-profit or public sector
organizations in disadvantaged or low-income communities have access to energy
storage resources incentivized through SGIP. These objectives are consistent with a
1

On its website, OEHHA notes that CalEnviroScreen scores are mapped so that different
communities can be compared. An area with a high CalEnviroScreen score is one that
experiences a much higher pollution burden than areas with low scores. See,
CalEnviroScreen 3.0: Update to the California Communities Environmental Health
Screening Tool. (January 2017)
https://oehha.ca.gov/media/downloads/calenviroscreen/report/ces3report.pdf.

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8631 Rush Street

Rosemead, California 91770

(626) 302-9645

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ADVICE 3842-E (U 338-E) -2- August 8, 2018 number of legislative actions to support disadvantaged communities in California receive and benefit from clean energy programs. On January 11, 2018, SCE opened Step 3 of the SGIP Equity Budget for energy storage projects in both residential and non-residential classes. During a three-month rolling period from January 11, 2018 to April 11, 2018, SCE did not confirm any projects for the Equity Budget in either the residential or non-residential classes. Moreover, during this same three-month period, SCE confirmed more than 5 (five) non-Equity Budget reservations in both of the residential and non-residential classes.2 For a second three-month rolling period from April 12, 2018 to July 10, 2018, SCE did not confirm any projects for the Equity Budget in either the residential or non-residential classes. Additionally, during this second three-month time period, SCE confirmed more than 5 (five) non-Equity Budget reservations in both of the residential and non-residential classes. In compliance with D.17-10-004, Ordering Paragraph (OP) 2, SCE has increased the SGIP Equity Budget incentive amount by another $0.05/Wh3 for qualifying Equity Budget projects as shown in the table below. SCE Equity Budget Incentive Increase by Customer Class SGIP Incentive Jan 11, 2018 $/Wh SGIP Incentive Apr. 11, 2018 $/Wh SGIP Incentive July 10, 2018 $/Wh Energy Storage <=10kW 0.35 0.40 0.45 Energy Storage > 10kW + ITC 0.25 0.30 0.35 Energy Storage 0.35 0.40 0.45 Energy Storage + ITC 0.25 0.30 0.35 SGIP Customer Class Residential Non-Residential TIER DESIGNATION Pursuant to General Order (GO) 96-B, Energy Industry Rule 5.1, and OP 2 of D.17-10-004 this advice letter is submitted with a Tier 1 designation. 2 3 An event defined by D.17-10-004, COL 12 as a triggering event, whereby SCE will increase its Equity Budget incentive amount. Per D.17-10-004, COL12.
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ADVICE 3842-E (U 338-E) -3- August 8, 2018 NOTICE In accordance with GO 96-B, General Rule 6.2, this information-only advice letter is not subject to protest. In accordance with General Rule 4 of GO 96-B and OP 2 of D.17-10-004, SCE is serving copies of this advice letter to the interested parties shown on the attached service lists for GO 96-B and R.12-11-005. 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. Further, in accordance with Public Utilities Code Section 491, notice to the public is hereby given by submitting and keeping the advice letter at SCE’s corporate headquarters. To view other SCE advice letters submitted 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 Kathy G. Wong at (626) 302-2327 or by electronic mail at Kathy.Wong@sce.com. Southern California Edison Company /s/ Gary A. Stern Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. GAS:kw:cm Enclosures
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CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION ADVICE LETTER 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 Submitted/ Received Stamp by CPUC) WATER = Water 3842-E Tier Designation: 1 Information-Only Advice Letter - Southern California Edison Company’s Self Generation Incentive Program Equity Budget Incentive Adjustment Pursuant to Ordering Paragraph 2 of Decision 17-10-004 Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance, Self Generation AL type:  Monthly  Quarterly  Annual  One-Time  Other If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: Decision 17-10-004 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: N/A No. of tariff sheets: -0- 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: None Service affected and changes proposed1: Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: 1 Discuss in AL if more space is needed. None
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All correspondence regarding this AL 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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