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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

August 1, 2019

Advice 5606-E
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U39 E)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Subject:

Submits Notice of Construction, Pursuant to General Order 131-D,
for the Construction of the Aera Energy LLC Victory Substation
Interconnection to the Fellows-Midsun 115 kV Power Line in the
County of Kern

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E” or “the Company”) hereby submits notice
pursuant to General Order (G.O.) 131-D, Section XI, Subsection B.4, of the
construction of facilities that are exempt from a Permit to Construct.
Purpose
This advice letter provides a copy of the Notice of Proposed Construction (Attachment
I) and the Notice Distribution List, which comply with the noticing requirements found in
G.O. 131-D, Section XI.
Background
Aera Energy LLC, an oil and gas company, has requested Pacific Gas and Electric
Company (PG&E) to connect the existing Fellows-Midsun 115 Kilovolt (kV) Power Line
to a new customer-owned substation in Kern County. The substation is located in a
remote mineral and petroleum area approximately 8 miles northwest of the intersection
of Highway 33 and Midway Road. To connect the power line into the customer’s
substation, PG&E will replace approximately five existing wood poles on the existing
Fellows-Midsun 115 kV Power Line with approximately four new light-duty steel, wood
or engineered direct embedded poles, approximately 5 to 15 feet taller (existing
easement). PG&E will also construct a new approximate 950 foot 115 kV power line
from the existing Midsun 115 kV Power Line to the new customer-owned substation.
Approximately 850 feet of the new power line will be located within existing franchise
along the south side of Crocker Springs Road (existing franchise). The remaining 100feet of power line will be located on Aera Energy LLC substation-owned property. The
new power line will be supported by approximately five new light-duty steel poles,
approximately 64 to 72 feet tall. The heights of all new structures and replacement
structures have been designed to comply with California Public Utilities Commission





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Advice No. 5606-E -2- August 1, 2019 (CPUC) General Order 95 minimum ground-to-conductor clearance requirements. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in October 2019 or as soon as project plans and approvals are in place. Construction will be completed in November 2019, or as soon as possible after construction begins. CPUC General Order 131-D, Section III, Subsection B.1, exempts projects meeting specific conditions from the CPUC’s requirement to file an application requesting authority to construct. The Company believes this project qualifies for the following exemption(s): g. “power lines facilities or substations to be located in an existing franchise, roadwidening setback easement, or public utility easement; or in a utility corridor designated, precisely mapped and officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies for which final Negative Declaration or EIR [Environmental Impact Report] finds no significant unavoidable environmental impacts.” This submittal will not cause the withdrawal of service, or conflict with any other rate schedule or rule. Protests Anyone wishing to protest this submittal may do so by submitting a protest with the CPUC and the Company by August 21, 2019, which is 20 days after the date of this submittal. Protests should be mailed to the following address: CPUC Energy Division ED Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 703-2200 E-Mail: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Copies of protests also should be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004, at the address show above. The protest also should be sent via U.S. mail (and by facsimile and electronically, if possible) to PG&E at the address shown below on the same date it is mailed or delivered to the Commission: David T. Kraska Attorney, Law Department Pacific Gas and Electric Company P.O. Box 7442 San Francisco, California 94120 Facsimile: (415) 973-0516
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Advice No. 5606-E -3- August 1, 2019 Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations c/o Megan Lawson Pacific Gas and Electric Company P.O. Box 770000, Mail Code B13U San Francisco, California 94177 Facsimile: (415) 973-3582 E-Mail: PGETariffs@pge.com Persons or groups may protest the proposed construction if they believe that the Company has incorrectly applied for an exemption or that the conditions set out in Section III.B.2 of G.O. 131-D exist. Public Comment Individuals or groups who do not file an official protest may still submit a comment on the request to the Energy Division at the address noted above, referencing Advice Letter 5606-E. Effective Date The Company requests that this Tier 2 advice letter become effective on August 31, 2019, which is 30 days after the date of submittal. (In accordance with G.O. 131-D, construction will not begin until 45 days after notice is first published.) Notice A copy of this advice letter is being sent electronically and via U.S. Mail to parties shown on the attached list, including the parties listed in G.O. 131-D, Section XI, Paragraphs B.1 and B.2. These parties are identified in the “Notice Distribution List” included in Attachment I. All electronic approvals should be sent to e-mail PGETariffs@pge.com. Advice letter filings can also be accessed electronically at http://www.pge.com/tariffs/. /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations cc: Parties Listed in G.O. 131-D, Paragraphs B.1 and B.2 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.: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (ID U39 E) 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: 2 Advice Letter (AL) #: 5606-E Subject of AL: Submits Notice of Construction, Pursuant to General Order 131-D, for the Construction of the Aera Energy LLC Victory Substation Interconnection to the Fellows-Midsun 115 kV Power Line in the County of Kern Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance, Power Lines, G.O. 131-D AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual ✔ One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: N/A 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 ✔ No N/A N/A Yes ✔ No 8/31/19 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: 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 Zip: 94177 State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (415) 973-1877 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 I NOTICE OF PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION Para más detalles llame 1-800-660-6789 PROJECT NAME: Aera Energy LLC Victory Substation Interconnection to the Fellows-Midsun 115 kV Power Line (Kern County, T.No.0001482.01) ADVICE LETTER NUMBER: 5606-E Proposed Project: Aera Energy LLC, an oil and gas company, has requested Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to connect the existing Fellows-Midsun 115 Kilovolt (kV) Power Line to a new customer-owned substation in Kern County. The substation is located in a remote mineral and petroleum area approximately 8 miles northwest of the intersection of Highway 33 and Midway Road. To connect the power line into the customer’s substation, PG&E will replace approximately five existing wood poles on the existing Fellows-Midsun 115 kV Power Line with approximately four new light-duty steel, wood or engineered direct embedded poles, approximately 5 to 15 feet taller (existing easement). PG&E will also construct a new approximate 950 foot 115 kV power line from the existing Midsun 115 kV Power Line to the new customer-owned substation. Approximately 850 feet of the new power line will be located within existing franchise along the south side of Crocker Springs Road (existing franchise). The remaining 100-feet of power line will be located on Aera Energy LLC substation-owned property. The new power line will be supported by approximately five new light-duty steel poles, approximately 64 to 72 feet tall. The heights of all new structures and replacement structures have been designed to comply with California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) General Order 95 minimum ground-to-conductor clearance requirements. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in October 2019 or as soon as project plans and approvals are in place. Construction will be completed in November 2019, or as soon as possible after construction begins. Exemption from CPUC Permit Requirement: CPUC General Order 131-D, Section III, Subsection B.1, exempts a utility from the CPUC’s requirement to file an application requesting authority to construct if a project meets specific conditions. This project qualifies for the following exemption: g. “power lines facilities or substations to be located in an existing franchise, road-widening setback easement, or public utility easement; or in a utility corridor designated, precisely mapped and officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies for which final Negative Declaration or EIR [Environmental Impact Report] finds no significant unavoidable environmental impacts.” Additional Project Information: To obtain further information on the proposed project, please call PG&E’s Project Information Line at (415) 973-5530. Public Review Process: Individuals or groups may protest the proposed construction if they believe that PG&E has incorrectly applied for an exemption or that the conditions set out in Section III.B.2 of General Order 131-D exist; a. b. c. There is reasonable possibility that the activity may have an impact on an environmental resource of hazardous or critical concern where designated, precisely mapped and officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies; or The cumulative impact of successive projects of the same type in the same place, over time, is significant; or There is a reasonable possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances. Protests should include the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. Your name, mailing address and daytime telephone number. Reference to the CPUC Advice Letter Number and Project Name. A clear description of the reason for the protest. Whether you believe that evidentiary hearings are necessary to resolve factual disputes. Protests for this project must be filed by August 21, 2019 at the following address: Director, Energy Division ED Tariff Unit California Public Utilities Commission 505 Van Ness Avenue, Fourth Floor San Francisco, California 94102 With a copy mailed to: David Kraska, Law Department Pacific Gas and Electric Company P.O. Box 7442 San Francisco, California 94120 PG&E must respond within five business days of receipt and serve its response on each protestant and the Energy Division. Within 30 days after PG&E has submitted its response, the CPUC Executive Director will send you a copy of an Executive Resolution granting or denying PG&E’s request and stating the reasons for the decision. Assistance in Filing a Protest: If you need assistance in filing a protest, contact the CPUC Public Advisor: (T.No. 0001482.01/SAP Order No. 74004340/MWC82)
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email: public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or call: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free), or (415) 703-2074, or TTY (415) 703-5258. Public Comment: Even if you do not want to file an official protest, you may still comment on the request. To do so, send your comments to the Energy Division at the address noted above. Please reference Advice Letter 5606-E.
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Notice Distribution List Aera Energy LLC Victory Substation Load Interconnection (Kern County) Advice 5606-E Energy Commission Drew Bohan, Executive Director California Energy Commission 1516 Ninth Street, Mail Stop 39 Sacramento, California 95814 Drew.Bohan@energy.ca.gov Courtney Smith, Deputy Director California Energy Commission 1516 Ninth Street, Mail Stop 39 Sacramento, California 95814 Courtney.Smith@energy.ca.gov California Department of Fish and Wildlife California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 1234 E. Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93710 County of Kern Ms. Lorelei H. Oviatt, Director 2700 “M” Street, Suite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301 Newspaper The Bakersfield Californian
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PG&E Gas and Electric Advice Submittal List 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 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 Pioneer Community Energy Praxair Redwood Coast Energy Authority 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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