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

December 20, 2018
ADVICE 3919-E-A
(U 338-E)
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY DIVISION
Supplement to Advice 3919-E, Southern California Edison
Company’s Methodology to Calculate Rebates Related to the
Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Program

SUBJECT:

PURPOSE
Southern California Edison Company (SCE) hereby submits this supplement to Advice
3919-E, which was submitted on December 19, 2018, to comply with the California
Public Utilities Commission’s (Commission or CPUC) Energy Division’s request to
submit an advice letter describing the methodology to calculate the rebates related to
SCE’s Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Program (MDHD
Program).1 This supplemental advice letter replaces Advice 3919-E in its entirety.
BACKGROUND
On January 20, 2017, SCE submitted Application (A.)17-01-021, Application of
Southern California Edison Company (U 338-E) for Approval of its 2017 Transportation
Electrification Proposals (Application). SCE’s Application included the MDHD Program,
which will provide charging infrastructure to facilitate electrification of the goods and
people movement industry in SCE’s service territory.
On May 31, 2018, the Commission adopted Decision (D.)18-05-040, Decision on the
Transportation Electrification Standard Review Projects, (Decision) and approved, with
modifications, SCE’s MDHD Program. In the Decision, the Commission directed SCE
to consult with its Program Advisory Council (PAC) and set electric vehicle supply

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SCE’s MDHD Program is also known as the Charge Ready Transport Program (CRTP).

P.O. Box 800

8631 Rush Street

Rosemead, California 91770

(626) 302-9645

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ADVICE 3919-E-A (U 338-E) -2- December 20, 2018 equipment (EVSE) rebate2 levels to: (1) not exceed 50 percent of the cost of the EVSE, and (2) ensure the rebates do not exceed the cost that the site host pays for the EVSE after accounting for any other funding sources used for EVSE procurement.3 In addition, the Commission ordered SCE to allow customers the choice of whether to install, own, operate, and maintain infrastructure behind the customer’s meter.4 The Commission directed SCE to provide a rebate to the customer for customer-installed infrastructure that is the lesser of: (1) 80 percent of customer’s actual installation costs or (2) 80 percent of the average utility direct cost for installing the customer-side makeready infrastructure.5 On September 14, 2018, SCE held a meeting with the PAC to discuss the details of SCE’s MDHD Program. In addition, on November 16, 2018, SCE held a meeting with the PAC to discuss SCE’s methodology to calculate the rebates for eligible EVSE and the customer-installed infrastructure option. Energy Division has requested SCE provide the following information via an advice letter. METHODOLOGY TO CALCULATE EVSE REBATE LEVELS Consistent with the Commission’s order in the Decision, SCE’s EVSE rebates will be available to qualified commercial customers who: (1) support transit or school buses, or (2) are located in disadvantaged communities and not on the Fortune 1000 list. The EVSE rebate will be set to not exceed 50 percent of the base cost of the EVSE and its installation. The EVSE rebate may be reduced to ensure that, when combined with any other third-party rebates or programs, the rebate that the customer will receive from SCE does not exceed the total cost of the EVSE and its installation. In developing the EVSE rebate levels for the MDHD Program, SCE will leverage the base cost methodology used to set the Charge Ready Pilot Program (CRPP) rebate levels. In the CRPP, SCE identified and used the lowest cost device per charging level as the basis for setting the rebate. Additionally, the CRPP base cost only applies to the installation cost of the device on a “make-ready” stub. Thus, for the MDHD Program, SCE plans to request information from various vendors on different EVSE models, specifications, and pricing information. SCE will then develop an approved product list of qualified EVSE models and categorize the EVSE models based on the EVSE’s power output (e.g., Level 2 Charging, DCFC up to 50 kW, DCFC 51 kW to 100 kW, and DCFC 101 kW to 150 kW). A different rebate amount will be set for each category according to the base model for each power output level. The rebate amount will be 50 percent of the base cost, which consists of the base model cost plus the installation cost 2 3 4 5 Per D.18-05-040, EVSE rebates are available to customers that (1) provide transit or school bus charging or (2) are located in disadvantaged communities and not on the Fortune 1000 list. See Ordering Paragraph (OP) 35 of the Decision at p. 159. See also D.18-10-026 issued on October 17, 2018, that corrected the error in OP 35. See OP 39 of the Decision at p. 160. Ibid.
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ADVICE 3919-E-A (U 338-E) -3- December 20, 2018 associated with the base model. Below is a table that illustrates SCE’s EVSE rebate levels. For example, if an eligible commercial customer purchases and installs an EVSE with Level 2 power output for $3,500 and the EVSE qualifies as Model B, then under the hypothetical example above, the customer would be eligible to receive a rebate of $1,350 from SCE. However, if the same customer receives non-SCE funding (i.e. thirdparty grants or rebates) of $2,500 to be applied towards the purchase and installation of the same EVSE, then the customer’s SCE rebate would be capped at $1,000 to ensure that the customer would not receive more than the cost it paid for the purchase and installation of the EVSE. METHODOLOGY TO CALCULATE THE REBATE FOR CUSTOMER-INSTALLED INFRASTRUCTURE OPTION SCE will provide a rebate to commercial customers who choose to install, own, operate and maintain the infrastructure located on the customer’s side of the meter as ordered by the Commission. The rebate will be the lesser of: (1) 80 percent of the customer’s actual installation cost or (2) 80 percent of SCE’s average direct cost for installing the customer-side make-ready infrastructure. To determine the threshold for this rebate option, SCE will reference existing average make-ready installation costs based on previous SCE deployments or estimates for relevant sector with similar deployment size. SCE will leverage its experience gained from deploying the CRPP, Urban DCFC Clusters Pilot, Electric Transit Bus Make-Ready Project, Port of Long Beach Terminal Yard Tractor Project, in addition to experience gained from the MDHD Program. If no relevant cost estimates exist for a particular
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ADVICE 3919-E-A (U 338-E) -4- December 20, 2018 sector with a similar deployment, SCE may elect to perform individual site assessments and cost estimates to validate rebate assumptions. To illustrate, if an eligible commercial customer submits an application to participate in SCE’s MDHD Program and decides to use its own contractor instead of SCE to install the infrastructure necessary for the EVSE on the customer’s side of the meter and the cost of such infrastructure installation is $10,000, then the customer is eligible to receive a rebate in the amount of $8,000 (or 80 percent of $10,000). However, if SCE’s average direct cost for installing similar customer-side make-ready infrastructure is $6,000, then the customer is only eligible to receive a rebate in the amount of $4,800 (or 80 percent of $6,000). SUBSEQUENT CHANGES TO THE REBATES Pursuant to the Commission’s order in OP 34 of the Decision, SCE will evaluate its MDHD Program rebates in consultation with the PAC on an annual basis. Based on the outcome of the annual evaluation, SCE will update the rebates, if necessary.6 No cost information is required for this advice letter. This advice letter will not increase any rate or change, cause the withdrawal of service or conflict with any other schedule or rule. TIER DESIGNATION Pursuant to General Order (GO) 96-B, Energy Industry Rule 5.1, this advice letter is submitted with a Tier 1 designation. EFFECTIVE DATE This advice letter will become effective on December 20, 2018, the same day as submitted. NOTICE Anyone wishing to protest this advice letter may do so by letter via U.S. Mail, facsimile, or electronically, any of which must be received no later than 20 days after the date of this advice letter. Protests should be submitted to: CPUC, Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, California 94102 E-mail: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov 6 See OP 34 of the Decision at p. 159.
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ADVICE 3919-E-A (U 338-E) -5- December 20, 2018 Copies should also be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004 (same address above). In addition, protests and all other correspondence regarding this advice letter should also be sent by letter and transmitted via facsimile or electronically to the attention of: 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 There are no restrictions on who may submit a protest, but the protest shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which it is based and must be received by the deadline shown above. In accordance with General Rule 4 of GO 96-B, SCE is serving copies of this advice letter to the interested parties shown on the attached GO 96-B service list, and A.17-01-020 et al service lists. 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.
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ADVICE 3919-E-A (U 338-E) -6- December 20, 2018 For questions, please contact Shiela Linao at (626) 302-4506 or by electronic mail at Shiela.Linao@sce.com. Southern California Edison Company /s/ Gary A. Stern Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. GAS:sl:cm Enclosures
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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: ELC GAS PLC HEAT ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline WATER Contact Person: Darrah Morgan Phone #: (626) 302-2086 E-mail: Darrah.Morgan@sce.com E-mail Disposition Notice to: AdviceTariffManager@sce.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 1 Advice Letter (AL) #: 3919-E-A Subject of AL: Supplement to Advice 3919-E, Southern California Edison Company’s Methodology to Calculate Rebates Related to the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Program Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: 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: 12/20/18 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: None 1 Discuss in AL if more space is needed. Clear Form
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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: Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. Title: Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations Utility Name: Southern California Edison Company Address: 8631 Rush Street City: Rosemead Zip: 91770 State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (626) 302-9645 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (626) 302-6396 Email: advicetariffmanager@sce.com Name: Laura Genao c/o Karyn Gansecki Title: Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs Utility Name: Southern California Edison Company Address: 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2030 City: San Francisco State: California Zip: 94102 Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (415) 929-5544 Email: karyn.gansecki@sce.com Clear Form
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ENERGY Advice Letter Keywords Affiliate Direct Access Preliminary Statement Agreements Disconnect Service Procurement Agriculture ECAC / Energy Cost Adjustment Qualifying Facility Avoided Cost EOR / Enhanced Oil Recovery Rebates Balancing Account Energy Charge Refunds Baseline Energy Efficiency Reliability Bilingual Establish Service Re-MAT/Bio-MAT Billings Expand Service Area Revenue Allocation Bioenergy Forms Rule 21 Brokerage Fees Franchise Fee / User Tax Rules CARE G.O. 131-D Section 851 CPUC Reimbursement Fee GRC / General Rate Case Self Generation Capacity Hazardous Waste Service Area Map Cogeneration Increase Rates Service Outage Compliance Interruptible Service Solar Conditions of Service Interutility Transportation Standby Service Connection LIEE / Low-Income Energy Efficiency Storage Conservation LIRA / Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance Street Lights Consolidate Tariffs Late Payment Charge Surcharges Contracts Line Extensions Tariffs Core Memorandum Account Taxes Credit Metered Energy Efficiency Text Changes Curtailable Service Metering Transformer Customer Charge Customer Owned Generation Mobile Home Parks Name Change Transition Cost Transmission Lines Decrease Rates Non-Core Transportation Electrification Demand Charge Non-firm Service Contracts Transportation Rates Demand Side Fund Nuclear Undergrounding Demand Side Management Oil Pipelines Voltage Discount Demand Side Response PBR / Performance Based Ratemaking Wind Power Deposits Portfolio Withdrawal of Service Depreciation Power Lines Clear Form
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