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

August 1, 2019
(U 338-E)

Supplement to Advice 4022-E, Establishment of the Wildfire
Mitigation Plan Memorandum Account Pursuant to Senate Bill
901 and Decision 19-05-038

Southern California Edison Company (SCE) hereby submits for approval by the
California Public Utilities Commission (Commission) the following changes to its tariffs.
The revised tariffs are listed on Attachment A.
The purpose of this advice letter is to update citations referring to specific Public Utilities
Codes referenced within SCE’s Preliminary Statement Part N.27, Wildfire Mitigation
Plan Memorandum Account (WMPMA).
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 4022-E submitted on June 19,
In compliance with Commission Decision (D.)19-05-038, SCE submitted Advice 4022-E
on June 19, 2019 to establish SCE’s Preliminary Statement Part N.27, WMPMA.
Preliminary Statement Part N.27 includes references to Public Utilities (P.U.) Code §
8386, which was recently amended pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 1054. SCE hereby
modifies Preliminary Statement Part N.27 to reference P.U. Code § 8386.4.
No cost information is required for this advice letter.
This advice letter will not increase any rate or charge, cause the withdrawal of service,
or conflict with any other schedule or rule.

P.O. Box 800

8631 Rush Street

Rosemead, California 91770

(626) 302-9645

Fax (626) 302-6396


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ADVICE 4022-E-A (U 338-E) -2- August 1, 2019 TIER DESIGNATION Pursuant to General Order (GO) 96-B, Energy Industry Rule 5.1, this advice letter is submitted with a Tier 1 designation, which is the same Tier designation as the original advice letter, Advice 4022-E. EFFECTIVE DATE SCE requests that this Tier 1 advice letter become effective on June 19, 2019, which is the same effective date as the original advice letter, Advice 4022-E. PROTESTS SCE asks that the Commission, pursuant to GO 96-B, General Rule 7.5.1, maintain the original protest period designated in Advice 4022-E and not reopen the protest period. The modifications included in this supplemental advice letter do 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.18-10-007 service lists. Address change requests to the GO 96-B service list should be directed by electronic mail to 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 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 headquarters. To view other SCE advice letters submitted with the Commission, log on to SCE’s web site at For questions, please contact Desiree Wong at (626) 302-1421 or by electronic mail at Southern California Edison Company /s/ Gary A. Stern Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. GAS:dw: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: E-mail Disposition Notice to: EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 1 Advice Letter (AL) #: 4022-E-A Subject of AL: Supplement to Advice 4022-E, Establishment of the Wildfire Mitigation Plan Memorandum Account Pursuant to Senate Bill 901 and Decision 19-05-038 Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance, Memorandum Account AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: Decision 19-05-038 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: 6/19/19 No. of tariff sheets: -1- 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. Revised 67566-E 4022-E-A Title of Sheet Preliminary Statements N Attachment A Cancelling Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Revised 61174-E 1
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Southern California Edison Rosemead, California (U 338-E) Cancelling Revised Revised Cal. PUC Sheet No. Cal. PUC Sheet No. PRELIMINARY STATEMENT 67566-E 61174-E Sheet 29 (Continued) N. MEMORANDUM ACCOUNTS (Continued) 27. Wildfire Mitigation Plan Memorandum Account a. Purpose Pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission Decision (D.)19-05-038 and Public Utilities Code § 8386.4(a), the purpose of the Wildfire Mitigation Plan Memorandum Account (WMPMA) is to track costs incurred to implement SCE’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) that are not otherwise covered in SCE’s revenue requirements or tracked in another ratemaking account. Costs tracked in the WMPMA will not include costs approved for recovery in SCE General Rate Cases (GRCs) or costs recorded to other memorandum accounts, such as SCE’s Catastrophic Event Memorandum Account (CEMA), Fire Hazard Prevention Memorandum Account (FHPMA), Grid Safety and Resiliency Program Memorandum Account (GSRPMA), and the Fire Risk Mitigation Memorandum Account (FRMMA), as provided in Public Utilities Code § 8386.4(b)(1). b. Operation of the WMPMA Monthly entries to the WMPMA shall be determined as follows: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) A one-time debit entry to record the transfer of the WMP-related balance previously tracked in the FRMMA; A debit entry equal to the expenses incurred related to WMP; A debit or credit entry equal to the revenue requirement based on the incremental recorded capital costs related to fire risk mitigation 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; A credit entry to record the transfer of amounts to or from other regulatory accounts as authorized by the Commission; and Interest shall accrue monthly to the WMPMA by applying one-twelfth of the three-month Commercial Paper, as reported by the Federal Reserve, to the average monthly balance in the WMPMA. c. Disposition and Review Procedures . The costs tracked in the WMPMA shall be presented to the Commission for review of reasonableness and recovery in a future GRC application, consistent with Public Utilities Code § 8386.4(b)(1). Costs tracked in the WMPMA may be recovered in rates only after a request by SCE, a showing of reasonableness, and approval by the Commission. (Continued) (To be inserted by utility) Advice 4022-E-A Decision 19-05-038 29D5 Issued by Kevin Payne Chief Executive Officer (To be inserted by Cal. PUC) Date Submitted Aug 1, 2019 Effective Resolution (N) | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (N)
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