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Erik Jacobson
Director
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

June 5, 2019

Advice 5555-E
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U 39 E)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Subject:

Wildfire Mitigation Plan Memorandum Account Pursuant to Senate Bill
901 and CPUC Decision 19-05-037

Purpose
Pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 901 and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or
Commission) Decision (D.) 19-05-037, dated June 4, 2019, Pacific Gas and Electric
Company (PG&E) submits this advice letter to establish the Wildfire Mitigation Plan
Memorandum Account (WMPMA) effective May 30, 2019.1 The purpose of the WMPMA
is to track costs incurred to implement PG&E’s Wildfire Safety Plan (Plan), as required by
SB 901.2
Background
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 901 on September 21, 2018. The legislation
sets in motion activities to strengthen California’s ability to prevent and recover from
catastrophic wildfires. In addition to measures directed at other entities, SB 901
mandates additional requirements for utility operations, maintenance, and infrastructure
improvements to address wildfire risk, including the implementation of comprehensive
wildfire mitigation plans.
SB 901 describes the requirements of the annual wildfire mitigation plans to be submitted
by California electrical corporations to the CPUC and sets forth the timing and cost
recovery related to those plans.3 The CPUC opened a rulemaking on October 25, 2018,4

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Section 5.1 of General Order 96-B states that the advice letter process is appropriate “to review
a utility’s request to change its tariffs in a manner previously authorized by statute or
Commission order.”
Public Utilities (PU) Code § 8386.4 (a)
PU Code § 8386.
Order Instituting Rulemaking to Implement Electric Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans Pursuant to
Senate Bill 901, R. 18-10-007 (2018).





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Advice 5555-E -2- June 5, 2019 to implement provisions of SB 901, and PG&E submitted its first Plan on February 6, 2019. The legislation includes two memorandum accounts to record costs incurred to mitigate wildfire risk. One memorandum account (Fire Risk Reduction Memorandum Account or FRMMA), which PG&E submitted in Advice Letter (AL) 5419-E, is intended to “track costs incurred for fire risk mitigation that are not otherwise covered in the electrical corporation’s revenue requirement.”5 The second account, WMPMA, which PG&E requests in this AL, is required to be established upon approval of a utility’s wildfire mitigation plan “. . . to track costs incurred to implement the plan.”6 Upon approval of the memorandum account in conjunction with the Commission’s approval of the Plan, PG&E would stop recording costs for work approved in its Plan to the FRMMA and, instead, would record any costs not included in rates to the WMPMA. The FRMMA would remain open to record costs of any additional wildfire mitigation activities not included in an approved wildfire mitigation plan. PG&E anticipates that the recovery of the costs recorded to the WMPMA would occur through a general rate case or future application at which time the Commission would review the costs for reasonableness as required by SB 901.7 Tariff Revisions Attachment 1 is a proposed Electric Preliminary Statement Part HX that describes the purpose of and accounting procedures for the WMPMA. This submittal would not increase any current rate or charge, cause the withdrawal of service, or conflict with any rate schedule or rule. Protests Anyone wishing to protest this submittal may do so by letter sent via U.S. mail, facsimile or E-mail, no later than June 25, 2019, which is 20 days after the date of this submittal. Protests must be submitted to: CPUC Energy Division ED Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 703-2200 E-mail: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov 5 PU Code § 8386 (j). PU Code § 8386.4 (a). 7 PU Code § 8386 (g). 6
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Advice 5555-E -3- June 5, 2019 Copies of protests also should be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004, at the address shown above. The protest shall also be sent to PG&E either via E-mail or U.S. mail (and by facsimile, if possible) at the address shown below on the same date it is mailed or delivered to the Commission: 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, California 94177 Facsimile: (415) 973-3582 E-mail: PGETariffs@pge.com Any person (including individuals, groups, or organizations) may protest or respond to an advice letter (General Order 96-B, Section 7.4). The protest shall contain the following information: specification of the advice letter protested; grounds for the protest; supporting factual information or legal argument; name, telephone number, postal address, and (where appropriate) e-mail address of the protestant; and statement that the protest was sent to the utility no later than the day on which the protest was submitted to the reviewing Industry Division (General Order 96-B, Section 3.11). Effective Date PG&E requests that this Tier 1 advice submittal become effective on May 30, 2019, the approval date of PG&E’s Plan. 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 R.18-10-007. Address changes to the General Order 96-B service list should be directed to PG&E at email address PGETariffs@pge.com. For changes to any other service list, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at (415) 703-2021 or at Process_Office@cpuc.ca.gov. Send all electronic approvals to PGETariffs@pge.com. Advice letter submittals can also be accessed electronically at: http://www.pge.com/tariffs/.
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Advice 5555-E /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations Attachments cc: Service List R.18-10-007 -4- June 5, 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.: 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: PGETariffs@pge.com E-mail Disposition Notice to: Yvonne.Yang@pge.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 1 Advice Letter (AL) #: 5555-E Subject of AL: Wildfire Mitigation Plan Memorandum Account Pursuant to Senate Bill 901 and CPUC Decision 19-05-037 Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Memorandum Account, Compliance AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual ✔ One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: D.19-05-037 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 5/30/19 No. of tariff sheets: 3 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: Electric Preliminary Statement Part HX - Wildfire Mitigation Plan Memorandum Account 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: 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: PGETariffs@pge.com 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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Attachment 1 Advice 5555-E Cal P.U.C. Sheet No. Title of Sheet Cancelling Cal P.U.C. Sheet No. 44450-E* ELECTRIC PRELIMINARY STATEMENT PART HX WILDFIRE MITIGATION PLAN MEMORANDUM ACCOUNT (WMPMA) Sheet 1 44451-E* ELECTRIC TABLE OF CONTENTS Sheet 1 44170-E* 44452-E* ELECTRIC TABLE OF CONTENTS Sheet 17 44218-E Page 1 of 1
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Original U 39 Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 44450-E* San Francisco, California ELECTRIC PRELIMINARY STATEMENT PART HX WILDFIRE MITIGATION PLAN MEMORANDUM ACCOUNT (WMPMA) Sheet 1 HX. Wildfire Mitigation Plan Memorandum Account (WMPMA) 1. PURPOSE: The purpose of the Wildfire Mitigation Plan Memorandum Account (WMPMA) is to record, pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 901 (Public Utilities Code Section 8386.4 (a)) and the Wildfire Mitigation Plan (also known as the Wildfire Safety Plan) approved by the Commission, incremental costs incurred to implement an approved wildfire mitigation plan that are not otherwise recovered in PG&E’s adopted revenue requirements. Such costs may include expense and capital expenditures for activities including but not limited to: operational practices, inspection programs, system hardening, enhanced vegetation management, enhanced situational awareness, public safety power shutoffs, and alternative technologies. Costs recorded to the WMPMA will not include costs approved for recovery in PG&E General Rate Cases (GRCs) or recovered through PG&E’s Catastrophic Event Memorandum Account (CEMA), Fire Hazard Prevention Memorandum Account (FHPMA), Fire Risk Mitigation Memorandum Account (FRMMA), or other cost recovery mechanisms. 2. APPLICABILITY: The WMPMA applies to all customer classes, except for those specifically excluded by the Commission. 3. REVISION DATE: Disposition of the balance in this account will be established by a Commission decision through a GRC application or through other appropriate filing as otherwise authorized by the Commission. 4. RATES: The WMPMA does not have a rate component. 5. ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE: PG&E shall maintain the WMPMA by making entries to this account at the end of each month, or as applicable, as follows: a. b. A debit or credit entry equal to the revenue requirement based on the recorded capital costs, net of RF&U, associated with the incremental costs of plant related to wildfire reduction work. Capital revenue requirements include depreciation expense, return on investment, federal and state income taxes, and property taxes associated with the costs of installed equipment. c. A credit entry to transfer all or a portion of the balance in this WMPMA to other adjustment clauses for future rate recovery, as may be approved by the CPUC. d. Advice Decision A debit entry equal to the expenses, net of RF&U, incurred related to implementation of an approved wildfire mitigation plan. An entry equal to the interest on the average of the balance in the account at the beginning of the month and the balance in the account after the above entries, at a rate equal to one-twelfth the interest rate on three-month Commercial Paper for the previous month, as reported in the Federal Reserve Statistical Release, H.15, or its successor. 5555-E 19-05-037 Issued by Robert S. Kenney Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Submitted Effective Resolution (N) (N) (N) I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I (N) June 5, 2019 May 30, 2019
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Cancelling U 39 Revised Revised Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 44451-E* 44170-E* San Francisco, California ELECTRIC TABLE OF CONTENTS Sheet 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS SCHEDULE CAL P.U.C. SHEET NO. TITLE OF SHEET Title Page .............................................................................................................................. 44451*-E Rate Schedules ..............................44171,44172,44173,44174,44175,44176,41779,43935,44177-E Preliminary Statements ..................................... 44178,40534,42856*,43670,41723,40591,44452*-E Rules ................................................................................................................ 43022,43023,43210-E Maps, Contracts and Deviations ............................................................................................ 37960-E Sample Forms ... 40925*,37631,41151*,41573*, 37632,41152*,41153,37769,44035,40671,37169-E (T) (T) (Continued) Advice Decision 5555-E 19-05-037 Issued by Robert S. Kenney Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Submitted Effective Resolution June 5, 2019 May 30, 2019
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Cancelling U 39 Revised Revised Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 44452-E* 44218-E San Francisco, California ELECTRIC TABLE OF CONTENTS PART Sheet 17 CAL P.U.C. SHEET NO. TITLE OF SHEET Preliminary Statements (Cont’d) Part GA Part GB Part GC Part GD Part GE Part GF Part GH Part GI Part GJ Part GK Part GL Part GM Part GN Part GO Part GP Part GQ Part GR Part GS Part GT Part GU Part GV Part GY Part GZ Part HA Part HB Part HC Part HD Part HE Part HF Part HG Part HH Part HI Part HK Part HL Part HM Part HQ Part HR Part HT Part HU Part HX Greenhouse Gas Expense Memorandum Account .............................................. 32419,32420-E Greenhouse Gas Revenue Balancing Account .................................................... 35256,40560-E California Energy Systems for the 21st Century Balancing Account ................................ 40561-E Smart Grid Pilot Deployment Project Balancing Account ......................... 32540,32541, 32542-E Statewide Marketing, Education and Outreach Expenditure Balancing Account ............ 37728-E Customer Data Access Balancing Account – Electric ..................................................... 33136-E Mobile Home Park Balancing Account - Electric .................................................. 41091,41092-E Energy Data Center Memorandum Account – Electric.................................................... 33940-E Major Emergency Balancing Account (MEBA) ................................................................ 40563-E SmartMeterTM Opt-Out Program Balancing Account - Electric (SOPBA-E)35625,35626,35627-E Hydro Licensing Balancing Account (HLBA) ................................................................... 40564-E Nuclear Regulatory Commission Rulemaking Balancing Account (NRCRBA) ............... 40565-E San Francisco Incandescent Streetlight Replacement Account ...................................... 34364-E Disconnection Memorandum Account - Electric (DMA-E) ............................................... 34604-E Green Tariff Shared Renewables Memorandum Account (GTSRMA) ..... 40566,40567, 40567-E Energy Efficiency Financing Balancing Account – Electric (EEFMA-E) .... 35292,35293,35294-E Green Tariff Shared Renewables Balancing Account (GTSRBA) ............. 40569,40570,35377-E Residential Rate Reform Memorandum Account (RRRMA) ................................ 40571,40572-E Assembly Bill 802 Memorandum Account - Electric ........................................................ 40573-E Z-Factor Memorandum Account (ZFMA-E) ..................................................................... 40574-E Distribution Interconnection Memorandum Account (DIMA) ........................................... 40575-E Electric Vehicle Program Balancing Account (EVPBA) ................................................... 40576-E Distributed Energy Resources Distribution Deferral Account ................... 43656,43657,43658-E Avoided Cost Calculator Memorandum Account ............................................................. 40000-E Distribution Resources Plan Demonstration Balancing Account ..................................... 40577-E Rule 20A Balancing Account ........................................................................................... 41736-E Tax Memorandum Account (TMA-E) ............................................................................... 41088-E Executive Compensation Memorandum Account (ECMA-E) ............................... 40699,40700-E Distribution Resources Plan Tools Memorandum Account (DRPTMA) ............... 42139,42140-E Emergency Consumer Protections Memorandum Account - Electric (WCPMA-E) ....................... ................................................................................................................. 43007,44214, 44215-E Transportation Electrification Balancing Account (TEBA)……42575,42576,42577,42578, ....................................................................................................... 42579,42580,42581,42582-E Solar On Multifamily Affordable Housing Balancing Account (SOMAHBA) .................... 41781-E Diablo Canyon Retirement Balancing Account .................................................. 42161, 43668-E Wildfire Expense Memorandum Account (WEMA-E) ......................................... 42604, 42605-E Public Policy Charge Balancing Account (PPCBA) .................................. 44051,44037,44052-E Fire Risk Mitigation Memorandum Account (FRMMA) ................................................... 43314-E Net Energy Metering (NEM) Balancing Account (NEMBA) ............................................. 43317-E Officer Compensation Memorandum Account (OCMA-E) .................................... 43629,43630-E San Joaquin Valley Disadvantaged Communities Pilot Balancing Account .................... 44053-E Wildfire Mitigation Plan Memorandum Account (WMPMA) ........................................... 44450*-E (N) (Continued) Advice Decision 5555-E 19-05-037 Issued by Robert S. Kenney Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Submitted Effective Resolution June 5, 2019 May 30, 2019
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PG&E Gas and Electric Advice Submittal 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 Pioneer Community Energy Praxair Regulatory & Cogeneration Service, Inc. SCD Energy Solutions Engineers and Scientists of California 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 Peninsula Clean Energy 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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