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

July 3, 2019

Advice No. 5489
(U 904 G)
Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Subject: 2019 Post-Forum Report in Compliance with Decision (D.) 09-11-006
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) hereby submits with the California
Public Utilities Commission (Commission) a Post-Forum Report (Attachment A)
relating to its most recent annual Utility Customer Forum, held on May 7, 2019.
In Decision (D.) 09-11-006, the Commission adopted SoCalGas’ 2009 BCAP Phase
Two Settlement Agreement.1 Pursuant to D.09-11-006 and SoCalGas Rule No. 41,
SoCalGas is required to hold an annual Customer Forum concerning Operational
Flow Orders (OFOs) and minimum flow requirements.2 SoCalGas and Customer
Forum participants are directed to develop a Post-Forum Report that summarizes
matters discussed at the Customer Forum and identify any action items, tariff
changes, or procedural modifications that were found to be necessary by parties
participating in the Customer Forum. The Post-Forum Report is to include
descriptions of the proposals presented by Customer Forum participants, and if a
party is dissatisfied with the description of its proposal or SoCalGas’ basis for the
rejection of its proposal, then the Post-Forum Report shall include that party’s own
description of its proposal and comments on the rejection of the proposal in the
appendix to the Post-Forum Report.
Annual Report
SoCalGas posted its Tenth Annual Report of System Reliability Issues (Annual
Report) on its Electronic Bulletin Board, SoCalGas ENVOY® (Envoy) on April 23,
Appendix A of the June 2, 2009 Joint Motion of the Settlement Parties for Adoption of
Settlement Agreement and Suspension of Hearing Schedule for Phase Two Issues.
2 See SoCalGas Rule No. 41, Section 22.


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Advice No. 5489 -2- July 3, 2019 2019, addressing OFOs and minimum flow requirements. A copy of the Report is included as Appendix 1 to the Post-Forum Report. Customer Forum SoCalGas held its 2019 Customer Forum on May 7, 2019. The Customer Forum was held in compliance with Section 22 of Rule No. 41, which provides that its annual forums are to address the following topics: i. Review of the timing, method, formulas, and all inputs to formulas by which OFO events are triggered; ii. Review of requests for the Operational Hub to acquire additional supplies to meet minimum flow requirements; iii. Review of Operational Hub purchases/actions to meet minimum flow requirements and plans for the coming year by providing information regarding the individual transactions, including transactions executed pursuant to the Operational Hub contractual arrangements. Transaction-specific information shall identify price, volume, date, delivery/receipt points, and any special terms; iv. Review the need for any additional minimum flow requirements on the Utility system beyond then-current defined requirements; and v. Review potential additional tools to support system operations and potential system improvements to reduce or eliminate the need for any minimum flowing supply requirements. SoCalGas provided a PowerPoint presentation at the Customer Forum which contained an agenda, overview, and summary of the operational matters and proposals outlined in SoCalGas’ April 23, 2019 Annual Report. Specific operational matters highlighted for discussion included: 1) High OFO Review; 2) Low OFO Review; 3) OFO Day Scheduled Quantity Adjustments; and 4) System Reliability Support Activity Results. Additional operational matters discussed included: 5) Joint Petition for Modification (Joint PFM) of D.15-06-004 and D.16-06-039; and 6) Summer 2019 Outlook, Scenario Evaluation, Receipt Capacity, and Energy Reliability. Approximately 160 persons representing customers and gas suppliers attended the Customer Forum via conference call. A copy of the presentation is included as Appendix 2 to the Post-Forum Report. On May 28, 2019, SoCalGas posted a draft of the Post-Forum Report on Envoy. A revised draft was posted on Envoy on June 11, 2019, incorporating stakeholder feedback. The next Customer Forum will be scheduled for Q2 2020.
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Advice No. 5489 -3- July 3, 2019 Protest 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 must be received within 20 days of the date on this advice letter, which is July 23, 2019. The address for mailing or delivering a protest to the Commission is given below. CPUC Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 A copy of the protest should also be sent via e-mail to the attention of the Energy Division Tariff Unit ( A copy of the protest should also be sent via both e-mail and facsimile to the address shown below on the same date it is mailed or delivered to the Commission. Attn: Ray B. Ortiz Tariff Manager - GT14D6 555 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90013-1011 Facsimile No.: (213) 244-4957 E-mail: Effective Date SoCalGas believes that this submittal is subject to Energy Division disposition and should be classified as Tier 2 (effective after staff approval) pursuant to General Order (GO) 96-B. SoCalGas respectfully requests that this submittal be approved on August 2, 2019, which is 30 calendar days from the date submitted. Notice A copy of this advice letter is being sent to SoCalGas’ GO 96-B service list and the Commission’s service lists in A.15-07-014 and A.15-06-020. Address change requests to the GO 96-B service list should be directed by e-mail to or call 213-244-2837. For changes to all other service lists, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at 415-703-2021 or by e-mail at Due to the volume of the attachments, parties who did not provide e-mail addresses will receive only the advice letter. However, the complete submittal is available at If you need a hard copy of the complete submittal, please call Grisel Juarez Velazquez at 213-244-2822.
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Advice No. 5489 -4- _________________________________ Ronald van der Leeden Director - Regulatory Affairs Attachments July 3, 2019
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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: 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) #: 5489 Subject of AL: 2019 Post-Forum Report in Compliance with Decision (D.) 09-11-006 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.09-11-006 Does AL replace a withdrawn or rejected AL? If so, identify the prior AL: N/A Summarize differences between the AL and the prior withdrawn or rejected AL: N/A Yes Yes ✔ No ✔ No 8/2/19 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: 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: Name: Ray B. Ortiz Title: Regulatory Tariff Manager Utility Name: Southern California Gas Company Address: 555 West Fifth Street, GT14D6 City: Los Angeles State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (213) 244-3837 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (213) 244-4957 Email: Name: SoCalGas Tariffs Title: Utility Name: Southern California Gas Company Address: 555 West Fifth Street, GT14D6 City: Los Angeles State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (213) 244-2837 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (213) 244-4957 Email: Clear Form
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