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

February 12, 2020
ADVICE 4139-E-A
(U 338-E)
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY DIVISION
SUBJECT:

Supplement to Advice 4139-E, Revision to Schedule BioMAT –
BioEnergy Market Adjusting Tariff to Comply with Decision 19-12004

Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”) hereby submits this advice filing to
supplement Advice 4139-E, filed on January 8, 2020. SCE further revises its BioEnergy
Marketing Adjusting Tariff.
PURPOSE
The purpose of this advice letter is to make changes to Advice (AL) 4139-E, submitted
on January 8, 2020. SCE is updating AL 4139-E in response to feedback from the
California Public Utilities Commission’s (Commission’s) Energy Division staff. The
Energy Division requested one revision to implement Decision (D.) 19-12-004.
DISCUSSION
In AL 4139-E, SCE proposed modifying Paragraph N.4.b (2), to reflect the revised
definiton of “other agriculture” adopted in D.19-12-004, as follows:
Other Agriculture: A bioenergy project that Biogas or biomass derived from a
facility that is located on agricultural premises and utilizes the waste, residue or
by-products of growing crops, raising livestock or growing horticultural products.
Agricultural wastes include, but are not limited to, agricultural crop residues; fruits
and vegetables; orchard and vineyard removal; and crop tree and vineyard
prunings. Agricultural waste also includes waste, residues and by-products from
agricultural drying, hulling, shelling and ginning operations as well as fresh fruit
and vegetable packing operations.

That proposed definition used verbatim language adopted in D.19-12-004. On January
23, 2020, Energy Division contacted SCE to inquire SCE’s opinion on whether D.19-12004 would be better implemented by updating Paragraph N.4.b (2) to clarify that the
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ADVICE 4139-E-A (U 338-E) -2- February 12, 2020 “Other Agriculture” Fuel Resource Category definition is for the biogas or biomass used by the bioenergy project, rather than for the bioenergy project itself. SCE responded that it was willing to supplement its AL to make such a change to the definition and Energy Division requested that SCE do so. REVISIONS Paragraph N.4.b (2) of the Tariff is modified to reflect the revised definition of “other agriculture” as follows: Other Agriculture: Biogas or biomass derived from a facility that is located on agricultural premises and utilizes the waste, residue or by-products of growing crops, raising livestock or growing horticultural products. Agricultural wastes include, but are not limited to, agricultural crop residues; fruits and vegetables; orchard and vineyard removal; and crop tree and vineyard prunings. Agricultural waste also includes waste, residues and by-products from agricultural drying, hulling, shelling and ginning operations as well as fresh fruit and vegetable packing operations. TIER DESIGNATION Pursuant to OP 3 of D.19-12-004 SCE submits this advice letter with a Tier 1 Designation. EFFECTIVE DATE SCE requests that this advice letter be made effective on January 8, 2020, the same day as the original submittal, Advice 4139-E. NOTICE Anyone wishing to protest this advice letter may do so by letter via U.S. Mail, facsimile, or electronically, any of which must be received no later than 20 days after the date of this advice letter. Protests should be submitted to: CPUC, Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, California 94102 E-mail: EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov Copies should also be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004 (same address as above). In addition, protests and all other correspondence regarding this Advice Letter should also be sent by letter and transmitted via facsimile or electronically to the attention of:
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ADVICE 4139-E-A (U 338-E) -3- February 12, 2020 Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. Managing Director, State Regulatory Operations Southern California Edison Company 8631 Rush Street Rosemead, California 91770 Telephone: (626) 302-9645 Facsimile: (626) 302-6396 E-mail: AdviceTariffManager@sce.com Laura Genao Managing Director, State Regulatory Affairs c/o Karyn Gansecki Southern California Edison Company 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2030 San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 929-5544 E-mail: Karyn.Gansecki@sce.com With a copy to: Eric B. Sezgen 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue Rosemead, California 91770 Phone: (626) 201-3162 Email: Eric.Sezgen@sce.com There are no restrictions on who may file a protest, but the protest shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which it is based and shall be submitted expeditiously. In accordance with General Rule 4 of GO 96-B, SCE is serving copies of this supplemental advice filing to the interested parties on SCE’s GO 96-B and R.18-07-003 service lists. Address change requests to the GO 96-B service list should be directed by electronic mail to AdviceTariffManager@sce.com or (626) 302-4039. 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 filing and keeping the supplemental advice filing at SCE’s corporate headquarters. To view other SCE advice letters filed with the Commission, log on to SCE’s website at https://www.sce.com/wps/portal/home/regulatory/advice-letters.
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ADVICE 4139-E-A (U 338-E) -4- February 12, 2020 For questions, please contact David LeBlond at (626) 302-9443 or by electronic mail at David.LeBlond@sce.com. Southern California Edison Company /s/ Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. GAS:dl/rg:jm Enclosure
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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: Advice Letter (AL) #: Subject of AL: Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: 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: No. of tariff sheets: 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: Service affected and changes proposed1: Pending advice letters that revise the same tariff sheets: 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: (415) 929-5515 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. Revised 68407-E 4139-E-A Title of Sheet Schedules BIOMAT Attachment A Cancelling Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Revised 65705-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. Schedule BioMAT BIOENERGY MARKET ADJUSTING TARIFF 68407-E 65705-E Sheet 18 (Continued) N. DEFINITIONS (Continued) 4. Fuel Resource Categories (Continued) b. Category 2: (1) (2) c. Dairy: Biogas derived solely from the anaerobic digestion of dairy waste. Other Agriculture: Biogas or biomass derived from a facility that utilizes the waste, residue or by-products of growing crops, raising livestock or growing horticultural products. Agricultural wastes include, but are not limited to, agricultural crop residues; fruits and vegetables; orchard and vineyard removal; and crop tree and vineyard prunings. Agricultural waste also includes waste, residues and byproducts from agricultural drying, hulling, shelling and ginning operations as well as fresh fruit and vegetable packing operations. (T) Category 3: Biogas or biomass that is derived from one or more of the following processes: (1) Biomass feedstock from fuel reduction activities identified in a fire plan approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) or other appropriate state, local or federal agency, and categorical exclusions on federal lands approved under 36 C.F.R. 220.6(e)(6)ii and (12) thru (14) (“fire threat reduction”). (2) Biomass feedstock from fuel reduction activities conducted to comply with Public Resources Code Sections 4290 and 4291. This would include biomass feedstocks from timber operations conducted in conformance with 14 CCR 1038(c) (150' Fuel Reduction Exemption) as well as projects that fall under 14 CCR 1052.4 (Emergency for Fuel Hazard Reduction), 14 CCR 1051.3-1051.7 (Modified THP [timber harvest plan] for Fuel Hazard Reduction), and 14 CCR 1038(i) (Forest Fire Prevention Exemption), and categorical exclusions on federal lands approved under 36 CFR 220.6(e)(6)ii and (12}-{14) (“fire safe clearance activities”). (3) Biomass feedstock from (1) fuel reduction activities undertaken by or on behalf of a utility or local, state or federal agency for the purposes of protecting infrastructure, including but not limited to: power lines, poles, towers, substations, switch yards, material storage areas, construction camps, roads, railways; or (2) all utility rightof-way fuel reduction activities undertaken for the purpose of protecting infrastructure, including water conveyance systems (canals, penstocks, flumes, tunnels etc.), gas lines, and telecommunication lines (“infrastructure clearance projects”). (Continued) (To be inserted by utility) Advice 4139-E-A Decision 19-12-004 18D3 Issued by Carla Peterman Senior Vice President (To be inserted by Cal. PUC) Date Submitted Feb 12, 2020 Effective Resolution
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