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

June 7, 2019
ADVICE 3841-E-B
(U 338-E)
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY DIVISION
SUBJECT:

Supplement to Advice 3841-E and 3841-E-A, Establishment of
the Disadvantaged Communities-Green Tariff Balancing
Account and the Community Solar Green Tariff Balancing
Account Pursuant to Decision 18-06-027

Southern California Edison Company (SCE) hereby submits for approval by the
California Public Utilities Commission (Commission) the following changes to its tariffs.
The revised tariff sheets are listed on Attachment A and are attached hereto.
PURPOSE
The purpose of this supplemental advice letter is to update SCE’s request to establish
Preliminary Statement Part PPP, Disadvantaged Communities-Green Tariff Balancing
Account (DACGTBA); and Preliminary Statement Part VVV, Community Solar Green
Tariff (CSGT) Balancing Account (CSGTBA) consistent with Ordering Paragraphs 1.a.
and 1.b. of Resolution E-4999.
These changes are made in accordance with General Order (GO) 96-B, General Rule
7.5.1, which authorizes utilities to make additional changes to an advice letter through
the submittal of a supplemental advice letter. This advice letter supplements in part and
does not change the substance of the original Advice 3841-E and 3841-E-A.
DISCUSSION
SCE submitted Advice 3841-E pursuant to Decision (D.)18-06-027 to establish
Preliminary Statement Part PPP, DACGTBA and Preliminary Statement Part VVV,
CSGTBA to record all costs related to the implementation and operation of the
DAC-Green Tariff and the CSGT programs, respectively. SCE submitted Supplemental
Advice 3841-E-A to correct the definition of a DAC pursuant to D.18-06-027.
On June 3, 2019, the Commission issued Resolution E-4999 which clarified customer
program and discount eligibility. Specifically, the Resolution requires that “SCE shall
update its CSGT tariff to provide the 20 percent bill discount to non-low income, as well
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ADVICE 3841-E-B (U 338-E) -2- June 7, 2019 as income qualified, customers.” Further, “SCE shall update its DAC-GT and CSGT tariffs to allow customers who are eligible for the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program or the Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program to participate in DAC-GT and CSGT as income-qualified customers, even if they are not enrolled in CARE or FERA.” Accordingly, SCE has updated Preliminary Statements Part PPP and VVV replacing “low income” in the description with “participating customers” with a reference to the applicable program. The DACGTBA is also updated to allow SCE to record abovemarket costs associated with any unsubscribed output. No cost information is required in this advice letter. This advice letter will not cause the withdrawal of service or conflict with any other schedule or rule. TIER DESIGNATION Pursuant to Ordering Paragraph (OP) 15 of D.18-06-027 this advice letter is submitted with a Tier 2 designation, which is the same Tier designation as Advice 3841-E and 3841-E-A. EFFECTIVE DATE This advice letter will become effective on September 5, 2018, which is the same day as requested in the original advice letter, Advice 3841-E. PROTESTS SCE asks that the Commission, pursuant to GO 96-B, General Rule 7.5.1, maintain the original protest and comment period designated in Advice 3841-E and not reopen the protest period. The modification included in this supplemental advice letter does not make substantive changes that would affect the overall evaluation of the advice letter. NOTICE 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 and R.14-07-002 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
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ADVICE 3841-E-B (U 338-E) -3- June 7, 2019 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. For questions, please contact Matt Sheriff at (626) 302-1895 or by electronic mail at Matt.Sheriff@sce.com. Southern California Edison Company /s/ Gary A. Stern Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. GAS:dm: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: AdviceTariffManager@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: 2 Advice Letter (AL) #: 3841-E-B Subject of AL: Supplement to Advice 3841-E and 3841-E-A, Establishment of the Disadvantaged Communities-Green Tariff Balancing Account and the Community Solar Green Tariff Balancing Account Pursuant to Decision 18-06-027 Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance, Balancing Account AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: Decision 18-06-027 and Resolution E-4999 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: 9/5/18 No. of tariff sheets: -4- 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: See Attachment A Service affected and changes proposed1: Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: 3841-E 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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Public Utilities Commission Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 3841-E-B Title of Sheet Original 64152-E Original 64153-E Preliminary Statement Part PPP Preliminary Statement Part PPP Original 64154-E Original 64155-E Preliminary Statement Part VVV Preliminary Statement Part VVV 1 Attachment A Cancelling Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No.
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Southern California Edison Rosemead, California (U 338-E) Original Cancelling Cal. PUC Sheet No. Cal. PUC Sheet No. Preliminary Statement 64152-E Sheet 1 PPP. Disadvantaged Communities-Green Tariff Balancing Account (DACGTBA) 1. Purpose The purpose of the two-way Disadvantaged Communities-Green Tariff Balancing Account (DACGTBA) is to record the difference between 1) the costs related to the implementation and operation of the Disadvantaged Communities-Green Tariff (DACGT) program, including a 20 percent discount for participating customers consistent with Schedule DAC-Green Tariff and the costs of any unsubscribed energy, and 2) the funding available through GHG allowance revenues and/or a transfer to the Public Purpose Programs charge, as authorized in D.18-06-027 and modified by Resolution E-4999. 2. Definitions a. Bill Credits The revenue shortfall associated with the 20% discount (bill credit) that DAC-GT program customers will receive monthly. b. Funding The DAC-GT program is to be funded first through GHG allowance revenue proceeds and if such funds are exhausted, the DAC-GT program will be funded through the Public Purpose Program Charge (PPPC). c. Interest Rate The Interest Rate shall be one-twelfth of the Federal Reserve three-month Commercial Paper Rate – Non-Financial, from Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (expressed as an annual rate). If in any month a non-financial Rate is not published, SCE shall use the Federal Reserve three-month Commercial Paper Rate – Financial. (Continued) (To be inserted by utility) Advice 3841-E-B Decision 18-06-027 1D5 Issued by Kevin Payne Chief Executive Officer (To be inserted by Cal. PUC) Date Filed Jun 7, 2019 Effective Resolution E-4999
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Southern California Edison Rosemead, California (U 338-E) Original Cancelling Cal. PUC Sheet No. Cal. PUC Sheet No. Preliminary Statement 64153-E Sheet 2 (Continued) PPP. Disadvantaged Communities-Green Tariff Balancing Account (DACGTBA) (Continued) 3. Operation of the DACGTBA On a monthly basis the following entries shall be made to the DACGTBA, as applicable: a. A debit entry to record the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) expense and capitalrelated revenue requirement (i.e. depreciation, taxes and return) related to incremental administrative and marketing costs associated with the operation of the DAC-GT program; and b. A debit entry to record the revenue shortfall associated with the 20% discount (bill credit). c. A debit entry to record above-market costs associated with any unsubscribed output On an annual basis the following entries shall be made to the DACGTBA, as applicable: a. A credit entry equal to the GHG allowance revenue transferred from the GHG Revenue Balancing Account (GHGRBA) in an amount as authorized in SCE’s annual ERRA Forecast proceeding; and b. A credit entry to record the transfer of any year-end unfunded balance remaining in the DACGTBA to the PPPAM for recovery in PPPC rates. Interest shall accrue monthly to the DACGTBA by applying the Interest Rate to the average of the beginning-of-month and end-of-month balance in the DACGTBA. 4. Review Procedures The operation of the DACGTBA will be reviewed in SCE’s annual ERRA Review proceeding to ensure that the entries are stated correctly and are consistent and compliant with Commission decision(s). (Continued) (To be inserted by utility) Advice 3841-E-B Decision 18-06-027 2D4 Issued by Kevin Payne Chief Executive Officer (To be inserted by Cal. PUC) Date Filed Jun 7, 2019 Effective Resolution E-4999
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Southern California Edison Rosemead, California (U 338-E) Original Cancelling Preliminary Statement Cal. PUC Sheet No. Cal. PUC Sheet No. 64154-E Sheet 1 VVV. Community Solar Green Tariff Balancing Account (CSGTBA) 1. Purpose The purpose of the two-way Community Solar Green Tariff Balancing Account (CSGTBA) is to record the difference between 1) the costs related to the implementation and operation of the Community Solar Green Tariff (CSGT) program, including a 20 percent discount for participating customers consistent with Schedule CS-Green Tariff and the costs of any unsubscribed energy, and 2) the funding available through GHG allowance revenues and/or a transfer to the Public Purpose Programs charge, as authorized in D.18-06-027 and modified by Resolution E-4999. 2. Definitions a. Bill Credits The revenue shortfall associated with the 20 percent discount (bill credit) that CSGT program customers will receive monthly. b. Funding The CSGT program is to be funded first through GHG allowance revenue proceeds and if such funds are exhausted, the CSGT program will be funded through the Public Purpose Programs Charge (PPPC). c. Interest Rate The Interest Rate shall be one-twelfth of the Federal Reserve three-month Commercial Paper Rate – Non-Financial, from Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (expressed as an annual rate). If in any month a non-financial Rate is not published, SCE shall use the Federal Reserve three-month Commercial Paper Rate – Financial. (Continued) (To be inserted by utility) Advice 3841-E-B Decision 18-06-027 1D4 Issued by Kevin Payne Chief Executive Officer (To be inserted by Cal. PUC) Date Filed Jun 7, 2019 Effective Resolution E-4999
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Southern California Edison Rosemead, California (U 338-E) Original Cancelling Cal. PUC Sheet No. Cal. PUC Sheet No. Preliminary Statement 64155-E Sheet 2 (Continued) VVV. Community Solar Green Tariff Balancing Account (CSGTBA) (Continued) 3. Operation of the CSGTBA On a monthly basis the following entries shall be made to the CSGTBA, as applicable: a. A debit entry to record the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) expense and capitalrelated revenue requirement (i.e. depreciation, taxes and return) related to incremental administrative and marketing costs associated with the operation of the CSGT program; and b. A debit entry to record the revenue shortfall associated with the 20 percent discount (bill credit); and c. A debit entry to record above-market costs associated with any unsubscribed output. On an annual basis the following entries shall be made to the CSGTBA, as applicable: a. A credit entry equal to the GHG allowance revenue transferred from the GHG Revenue Balancing Account (GHGRBA) in an amount as authorized in SCE’s annual ERRA Forecast proceeding; and b. A credit entry to record the transfer of any year-end unfunded balance remaining in the CSGTBA to the PPPAM for recovery in PPPC rates. Interest shall accrue monthly to the CSGTBA by applying the Interest Rate to the average of the beginning-of-month and end-of-month balance in the CSGTBA. 4. Review Procedures The operation of the CSGTBA will be reviewed in SCE’s annual ERRA Review proceeding to ensure that the entries are stated correctly and are consistent and compliant with Commission decision(s). (Continued) (To be inserted by utility) Advice 3841-E-B Decision 18-06-027 2D4 Issued by Kevin Payne Chief Executive Officer (To be inserted by Cal. PUC) Date Filed Jun 7, 2019 Effective Resolution E-4999
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