Details for: PGE AL 5379-E.pdf


Click on the image for full size preview

Document data

Erik Jacobson
Director
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

September 7, 2018
Advice 5379-E
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U 39 E)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Subject:

Glidepath Rates for Legacy RES BCT Customers Pursuant to
Decision 18-08-013

Purpose
Comply with Ordering Paragraph 40 of Decision (D.)18-08-013 to provide an A-6
generation rate glidepath for solar customers that are eligible for grandfathered treatment
pursuant to D. 17-01-006 and take service under the Renewable Energy Self Generation
Bill Credit Transfer (RES-BCT) schedule.
Background
Ordering Paragraph 40 of D. 18-08-013 provides:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) must ensure that legacy A-6 Renewable
Energy Self Generation Bill Credit Transfer (RES-BCT) customers, as a class, experience
no greater percentage annual decreases in their effective benefits than those received by
legacy A-6 net energy metering (NEM) customers. PG&E shall calculate an A-6
generation rate glidepath for legacy A-6 RES-BCT customers such that the total
generation credit in dollars for those customers (using the data utilized by PG&E in
response to data request SantaClaraCnty_006-Q02) declines on an actual basis no more
than 6.2% by 2023 when compared to the A-6 generation rate in effect on March 1, 2017.
PG&E shall file a Tier 2 advice letter with illustrative rates demonstrating this glidepath no
later than 30 days after the effective date of this decision.
In Table 1 below, PG&E has provided the glidepath that is compliant with this request.
Consistent with the other illustrative rates adopted by D. 18-08-013, the illustrative glide
path rates are consistent with overall rate levels effective on March 1, 2017. Legacy
rates for solar customers that are grandfathered will not be implemented until rates with
new TOU periods are mandatory, which is currently expected for commercial and
industrial customers in November 2020. Until then, special rates for legacy A-6 RESBCT customers will not be necessary. However, because these rates will not be
implemented until 2020, the proposal for a glidepath for these customers must also
address adjustments to these rates at the time of implementation. In the case of legacy
A-6 NEM customers, future glidepath rates will be established by retaining the rate





- Page 1 -

Advice 5379-E -2- September 7, 2018 differences between TOU periods (using equal-cents changes) at the levels set forth in the settlements adopted by D.18-08-013. However, the metric that the Commission has selected for legacy A-6 RES BCT customers is based on a percentage. This makes it impossible to have predefined TOU differentials, since the percentage difference will change if equal-cents adders are applied. With this in mind, PG&E proposes creating a “shadow” A-6 generation rate that changes with revenue requirement changes on an equal cents per kWh basis consistent with the rules for rate changes between General Rate Cases. Upon implementation, and in each AET of the transition plan, the percent discount prescribed below will be applied to this shadow rate to obtain generation rates applicable to legacy A-6 RES BCT customers. Table 1 2017 GRC Phase II: RES-BCT Compensation Glidepath Present Rates (3/1/17) Summer Peak Summer Partial Peak Summer Off Peak Winter Partial Peak Winter Off Peak Change from Present Rates 2020 2021 2022 2023 0.36486 0.12528 0.06699 0.09245 0.07496 0.35355 0.12140 0.06491 0.08959 0.07263 0.34978 0.12010 0.06422 0.08863 0.07186 0.34601 0.11881 0.06352 0.08768 0.07108 0.34224 0.11751 0.06283 0.08672 0.07031 -3.1% -4.1% -5.2% -6.2% Protests Anyone wishing to protest this filing may do so by letter sent via U.S. mail, facsimile or Email, no later than September 27, 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: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Copies of protests also should be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004, at the address shown above.
- Page 2 -

Advice 5379-E -3- September 7, 2018 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: PGETariffs@pge.com Any person (including individuals, groups, or organizations) may protest or respond to an advice letter (General Order 96-B, Section 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, Section 3.11). Effective Date PG&E requests that this Tier 2 advice filing become effective on regular notice, October 7, 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 and the parties on the service list for A.16-06-013 and R.15-12-012. Address changes to the General Order 96-B service list should be directed to PG&E at email address PGETariffs@pge.com. For changes to any other service list, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at (415) 703-2021 or at Process_Office@cpuc.ca.gov. Send all electronic approvals to PGETariffs@pge.com. Advice letter filings can also be accessed electronically at: http://www.pge.com/tariffs/. /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations cc: Service List A16-06-013 and R.15-12-012
- Page 3 -

ADVICE LETTER SUMMARY ENERGY UTILITY MUST BE COMPLETED BY UTILITY (Attach additional pages as needed) Company name/CPUC Utility No.: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (ID U39E) Utility type: ELC GAS PLC ✔ HEAT ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline WATER Contact Person: Yvonne Yang Phone #: (415)973-2094 E-mail: PGETariffs@pge.com E-mail Disposition Notice to: QXY1@pge.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 2 Advice Letter (AL) #: 5379-E Subject of AL: Glidepath Rates for Legacy RES BCT Customers Pursuant to Decision 18-08-013 Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance, Self Generation, Solar AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual ✔ One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: D.18-08-013 and D.17-01-006 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: Yes Yes ✔ No ✔ No 10/7/18 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 proposed1: N/A Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: N/A 1 Discuss in AL if more space is needed. Clear Form
- Page 4 -

Protests and all other correspondence regarding this AL are due no later than 20 days after the date of this submittal, unless otherwise authorized by the Commission, and shall be sent to: CPUC, Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Email: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Name: Erik Jacobson, c/o Megan Lawson Title: Director, Regulatory Relations Utility Name: Pacific Gas and Electric Company Address: 77 Beale Street, Mail Code B13U City: San Francisco, CA 94177 Zip: 94177 State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (415)973-2093 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (415)973-3582 Email: PGETariffs@pge.com Name: Title: Utility Name: Address: City: State: District of Columbia Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Email: Zip: Clear Form
- Page 5 -

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 Dept of General Services Don Pickett & Associates, Inc. Douglass & Liddell Downey & Brand Ellison Schneider & Harris LLP Energy Management Service Evaluation + Strategy for Social Innovation 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 Keyes & Fox LLP 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 McKenzie & Associates Modesto Irrigation District Morgan Stanley NLine Energy, Inc. NRG Solar Office of Ratepayer Advocates OnGrid Solar Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pioneer Community Energy 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
- Page 6 -