Details for: PGE's Reply to Protest of AL 5359-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
San Francisco, CA 94177
Fax: 415-973-3582

September 13, 2018

California Public Utilities Commission - Energy Division
Tariff Unit
505 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

Subject:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Reply to the Protest from the
Pioneer Community Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, and Marin
Clean Energy to Advice 5359-E - Description of Customer Re-entry
Fee in Electric Schedule E-CCA, Services To Community Choice
Aggregators in Compliance With Decision 18-05-022

Dear Energy Division Tariff Unit:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hereby responds to the protest to PG&E’s
Advice Letter 5359-E submitted by the Pioneer Community Energy, Peninsula Clean
Energy, and Marin Clean Energy (collectively “Joint Protestors”). In Advice 5359-E,
PG&E submitted a detailed description of the specific services that are covered under
the customer re-entry fee for utility administrative costs and how those costs were
calculated in compliance with Ordering Paragraph (OP) 3 of Decision (D.) 18-05-022.
On September 6, 2018, Joint Protestors raised an objection to PG&E’s submittal on the
basis that PG&E failed “to provide sufficient detail on the corresponding costs and how
those costs were calculated related to the hourly rate of $57.89 for a Customer Service
Representative.” 1 In conjunction with this protest, on September 5, 2018, the Joint
Protestors also submitted a data request with questions related to the hourly rate for a
Customer Service Representative to which PG&E will provide a separate response.
PG&E disagrees with the Joint Protestors’ objection. Since, the Joint Protestors state
they are not asserting the hourly rate is too high, 2 the additional level of detail on the

Pioneer Community Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, and Marin Clean Energy to Advice
5359-E, dated September 6, 2018, p. 3
2
Pioneer Community Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, and Marin Clean Energy to Advice
5359-E, dated September 6, 2018, p. 3
1





- Page 1 -

PG&E Reply to Protest of Advice Letter 5359-E -2- September 13, 2018 hourly rate is simply not relevant. Nonetheless, PG&E provides the following response to the three questions posed by the Joint Protestors related to the hourly rate: 3 1. Hourly salary basis and whether the basis was an average, starting or cap rate. PG&E Response: The hourly salary basis is the average wage rate. 2. Benefits included and the assigned cost for each (healthcare, vision, dental, retirement, and any other benefits whose cost was included in the hourly rate) and the corresponding cost of each included in the calculation. PG&E Response: No benefits are included in the hourly rate calculations. Only salary and employee related expenses are included. 3. Administrative overhead with detailed delineation of costs incorporated into that charge PG&E Response: No administrative overhead component is included in the hourly rate. PG&E’s Advice 5359-E provides a complete explanation of the existing service fee, the Customer Re-entry service fee listed in rate Schedule E-CCA, Services to Community Choice Aggregators, and complies with the ordering language of D.18-05-022. PG&E respectfully requests that the Joint Protestors protest be dismissed. Sincerely, /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations cc: 3 Alexia Retallack, Pioneer Community Energy and mPOWER Joseph Wiedman, Peninsula Clean Energy Michael Callahan, Marin Clean Energy Pioneer Community Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, and Marin Clean Energy to Advice 5359-E, dated September 6, 2018, p. 3
- Page 2 -