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Erik Jacobson
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

May 9, 2019
Advice 5379-E-A
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U 39 E)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California

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

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) submits this supplemental Advice Letter to
revise the proposal to 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. In this supplemental
Advice Letter, PG&E modifies its proposal in accordance with the proposal set forth in the
Protest of PG&E Advice 5379-E, Glidepath Rates for Legacy Res-BCT Customers
Pursuant to Decision 18-08-013, dated September 27, 2018. This supplemental advice
letter replaces the original advice letter in its entirety.
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 Advice Letter 5379-E, dated September 7, 2018, PG&E submitted a proposal for setting
the generation rate credit for eligible RES-BCT customers. The approach submitted set
forth illustrative rates and a method for adjusting the rates going forward to take into


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Advice 5379-E-A -2- May 9, 2019 consideration generation revenue requirement and rate changes. On September 27, 2018, the Counties1 submitted a protest to that Advice Letter indicating that the generation rate credit PG&E proposed should be fixed and should not be subject to changes in overall revenue requirement over time. In PG&E’s response dated October 4, 2018, PG&E stated that it did not agree with the Counties’ interpretation of OP 40, but that it was not opposed to the Counties’ request to make the generation rates in Table 1 of the Advice Letter 5379-E be the compensation rates for legacy A-6 RES-BCT customers without modification for changes in revenue requirement. PG&E further requested the Commission approve Advice Letter 5379-E with the modification proposed by the Counties. The Energy Division has requested that PG&E supplement Advice Letter 5379E to make that change. Accordingly, in Table 1 below, PG&E has provided the glidepath rates that are compliant with OP 40 and the Counties’ request. The glide path rates are consistent with overall rate levels effective on March 1, 2017 and provide percentage discounts in the glidepath from 2020 to 2023 that are derived from the discounts given to the legacy NEM A-6 customers in the Settlement Agreement authorized in D.18-08-013. 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. Accordingly, glide path rates begin in 2020 and transition to values in 2023. Upon implementation, and in each Annual Electric True Up Advice Letter of the transition plan, the rates shown in Table 1 will be used to calculate the generation credits for eligible RES BCT customers. These rates apply only to the calculation of the generation credit for eligible A-6 RES-BCT customers. The rate for load served under Schedule A-6, including for legacy customers, will change based on the changes in revenue requirement, as provided for grandfathered A-6 customers in the Settlement approved by D.18-08-013. 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 1 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% The County of Santa Clara and the County of San Joaquin. -4.1% -5.2% -6.2%
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Advice 5379-E-A -3- May 9, 2019 Protests PG&E asks that the Commission, pursuant to GO 96-B, General Rule 7.5.1, maintain the original protest and comment period designated in Advice 5379-E and not reopen the protest period as the information in this advice letter reflects the direction of Energy Division. Effective Date Pursuant to D.18-08-013, OP 40 and General Order 96-B, Energy Industry Rule 5.2, this advice letter is submitted with a Tier 2 designation, which is the same Tier designation as requested in Advice 5379-E. This advice letter will become effective concurrent with original Advice 5379-E, which is October 7, 2018. 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 For changes to any other service list, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at (415) 703-2021 or at Send all electronic approvals to Advice letter filings can also be accessed electronically at: /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations cc: Service List A.16-06-013 and R.15-12-012 Ann L. Trowbridge, Day Carter & Murphy LLP Masoud Foudeh, California Public Utilities Commission
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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: E-mail Disposition Notice to: EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 2 Advice Letter (AL) #: 5379-E-A Subject of AL: Supplemental: 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
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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: 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: Name: Title: Utility Name: Address: City: State: District of Columbia Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Email: Zip: Clear Form
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PG&E Gas and Electric Advice Filing List General Order 96-B, Section IV AT&T Albion Power Company Alcantar & Kahl LLP Alta Power Group, LLC Anderson & Poole Atlas ReFuel BART Barkovich & Yap, Inc. P.C. CalCom Solar California Cotton Ginners & Growers Assn California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission California State Association of Counties Calpine Cameron-Daniel, P.C. 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 East Bay Community Energy 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
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