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Ronald van der Leeden
Director
Regulatory Affairs
555 W. Fifth Street, GT14D6
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1011
Tel: 213.244.2009
Fax: 213.244.4957
RvanderLeeden@semprautilities.com

March 12, 2019

Advice No. 5436
(Southern California Gas Company - U 904G)
Advice No. 4075-G/5494-E
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company - U 39-M)
Advice No. 3967-E
(Southern California Edison Company - U 338-E)
Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Subject: Pilot Process Evaluation, Community Energy Navigator (CEN), and
Economic Feasibility Framework Cost Sharing Agreement Pursuant to
Decision (D.) 18-12-015
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) on behalf of itself, Pacific Gas and
Electric Company (PG&E), and Southern California Edison Company (SCE) (collectively
“utilities”), hereby submits for approval by the California Public Utilities Commission
(Commission) a Joint Tier 1 Pilot Project Process Evaluation, CEN, and Economic
Feasibility Framework Cost Sharing Advice Letter establishing a co-funding agreement
that specifies the cost-sharing schema.
Purpose
Pursuant to D.18-12-015, Ordering Paragraph (OP) 29, this submittal establishes a
cost-sharing schema for pilot project process evaluation, contracting to support
development of an economic feasibility framework and CEN co-funding agreements.
Background
On December 19, 2018, the Commission issued D.18-12-015 approving the San
Joaquin Valley (SJV) Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) pilot projects. OP 29 of
D.18-12-015 directed the utilities to submit a joint Tier 1 Pilot Project Process





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Advice No. 5436, et al. -2- March 12, 2019 Evaluation, CEN, and Economic Feasibility Framework Cost Sharing Advice Letter within 90 days of issuance of D.18-12-015 containing a co-funding agreement that specifies the cost-sharing schema for three activities; 1. A pilot project process evaluation contract with SoCalGas, with costs not to exceed $250,000; 2. A contract to support development of an economic feasibility framework with SCE, with costs not to exceed $500,000; and 3. CEN Program Management Contract with SCE with costs not to exceed $1,500,000. Additionally, OP 29 authorizes the utilities to recover their portion of these costs as detailed below in the one-way balancing accounts authorized in OPs 23 and 24. Establishment of the Pilot Project Process Evaluation, Economic Feasibility Framework and Community Energy Navigator Cost Sharing Co-Funding Schema The utilities propose the following cost-sharing schema for pilot project process evaluation activities, the development of an economic feasibility framework and for CEN activities as follows: Pilot Project Process Evaluation Based on the overall number of SJV DAC Pilot households and the proportion of these households in each utility’s service area, the costs for a pilot project process evaluation shall be shared between the utilities as shown in Table 1 below: Table 1: Pilot Process Evaluation Budget Allocation Utility Budget Allocation PG&E 45% SCE 30% SoCalGas 25% Economic Feasibility Framework Costs for developing an economic feasibility framework shall be budgeted and shared between the utilities equally. Table 2 below shows the economic feasibility framework budget allocation as per D.18-12-015:1 Table 2: Economic Feasibility Budget Allocation Utility Budget Allocation PG&E 33% SCE 33% SoCalGas 33% 1 D.18-12-015, at 141.
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Advice No. 5436, et al. -3- March 12, 2019 Community Energy Navigator In order to prevent cross-subsidization, funding from one utility will not be used to pay for CEN Program Manager (CPM) or CEN activities for a different utility’s pilot and the following mechanisms will be put in place:2 Funding allocated for a utility will only be used by pilot Program Administrators to pay for pilot activities by that utility. The Statement of Work (SOW) for the CPM and CEN vendors will be divided by utility into three IOU-specific sections and a fixed cost section. Vendors’ fixed costs will be defined and allocated per the percentages identified below, and the overall cost of each utility’s portion of the contract - fixed costs plus the utility-specific cost - shall not exceed the utilityspecific budgets authorized in D.18-12-015 and detailed below. Invoices submitted by contractors for all work performed in the pilot communities will be provided to all utilities and will be itemized by utility. Each utility will review and approve prior to payment. Copies of detailed invoices and payment records will be provided in the post-pilot report summarizing utilities engagement efforts and pilot implementation progress, including use of leveraged programs. Costs for CEN shall be budgeted and shared between the utilities as per the percentage of the overall CEN budget allocated to each utility in D.18-12-015.3 Of the overall budget of $1.5M, PG&E was allocated $505,600,4 or 34%; SCE was allocated $532,100, or 35%; and SoCalGas was allocated $462,300, or 31%. Table 3 below shows the CEN budget allocation: Table 3: CEN Budget Allocation Utility PG&E SCE SoCalGas CEN Budget Allocation 34% 35% 31% Protests Anyone may protest this advice letter to the Commission. The protest must state the grounds upon which it is based, including such items as financial and service impact, and should be submitted expeditiously. The protest must be made in writing and received within 20 days of the date of this advice letter, which is April 1, 2019. The address for mailing or delivering a protest to the Commission is: D.18-12-015, at 84. Ibid, at 66. 4 The CEN budget for PG&E was $142,000. The CEN budget for Third Party PA/PI in PG&E service territory was $363,600 for a total of $505,600. 2 3
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Advice No. 5436, et al. -4- March 12, 2019 CPUC Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Copies of the protest should also be sent via e-mail to the attention of the Energy Division Tariff Unit (EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov). A copy of the protest shall also be sent via both e-mail and facsimile to the addresses shown below on the same date it is mailed or delivered to the Commission: For SoCalGas: Attn: Ray B. Ortiz Tariff Manager - GT14D6 555 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90013-1011 Facsimile No.: (213) 244-4957 E-mail: ROrtiz@semprautilities.com For PG&E: 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, CA 94177 Facsimile: (415) 973-3582 E-mail: PGETariffs@pge.com For SCE: Gary A. Stern, PhD. Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations Southern California Edison Company 8631 Rush Street Rosemead, CA 91770 Telephone: (626) 302-9645 Facsimile: (626) 302-6396 E-mail: AdviceTariffManager@sce.com
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Advice No. 5436, et al. -5- March 12, 2019 Laura Genao Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs c/o Karyn Gansecki Southern California Edison Company 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2030 San Francisco, CA 94102 Facsimile: (415) 929-5544 E-mail: Karyn.Gansecki@sce.com Effective Date SoCalGas asserts this advice letter is subject to Energy Division disposition and should be classified as Tier 1 (effective pending disposition) pursuant to General Order (GO) 96-B. This submittal is consistent with OP 29 of D.18-12-015. Accordingly, SoCalGas respectfully requests that this advice letter become effective for service on March 12, 2019, the date of submittal. Notice A copy of this advice letter is being sent to SoCalGas’ GO 96-B service list and the Commission’s service list in R.15-03-010. Address change requests to the GO 96-B service list should be directed via e-mail to tariffs@socalgas.com or call 213-244-2837. For changes to all other service lists, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at 415-703-2021 or via e-mail at Process_Office@cpuc.ca.gov. _____________________________ Ronald van der Leeden Director - Regulatory Affairs Attachments
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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 Gas Company (U 904G) Utility type: ✔ ELC PLC ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline ✔ GAS WATER HEAT Contact Person: Ray B. Ortiz Phone #: (213) 244-3837 E-mail: ROrtiz@semprautilities.com E-mail Disposition Notice to: Tariffs@socalgas.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 1 Advice Letter (AL) #: 5436, et al. Subject of AL: Pilot Process Evaluation, Community Energy Navigator (CEN), and Economic Feasibility Framework Cost Sharing Agreement Pursuant to Decision (D.) 18-12-015 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 #: D.18-12-015 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: N/A Yes Yes ✔ No ✔ No 3/12/19 No. of tariff sheets: 0 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
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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: Ray B. Ortiz Title: Regulatory Tariff Manager Utility Name: Southern California Gas Company Address: 555 West Fifth Street, GT14D6 City: Los Angeles Zip: 90013-1011 State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (213) 244-3837 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (213)244-4957 Email: ROrtiz@semprautilities.com Name: SoCalGas Tariffs Title: Utility Name: Southern California Gas Company Address: 555 West Fifth Street, GT14D6 City: Los Angeles State: California Zip: 90013-1011 Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (213) 244-2837 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (213)244-4957 Email: Tariffs@socalgas.com Clear Form
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