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Clay Faber – Director
CA & Federal Regulatory
8330 Century Park Ct., CP32F
San Diego, CA 92123-1548
CFaber@sdge.com

February 21, 2020
ADVICE LETTER 2846-G
(U902-G)
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
SUBJECT:

JANUARY 2020 STANDBY PROCUREMENT RATE

San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) hereby submits its changes to the gas tariff
schedules, as shown on the enclosed Attachment A.
PURPOSE
This monthly submittal revises Schedule G-IMB, Transportation Imbalance Service and the
Preliminary Statement, Part II, Statement of Rates, to establish the Core Retail and Noncore
Retail Standby Procurement Rates effective for the flow month of January 2020.
BACKGROUND
Effective February 11, 2003, the California Public Utilities Commission (Commission) approved
SDG&E Advice Letter 1359-G and subsequently Advice Letter 1963-G, approved by the
Commission on August 11, 2010, authorized SDG&E to submit the Standby Procurement Rate,
by separate advice letter, at least one day prior to the 25th of the following month.
The Commission authorized SDG&E to change its methodology for calculating its Standby
Procurement Rate for negative monthly transportation imbalances that exceed the 8% tolerance
band. The Standby Procurement Rate is:
1. Calculated at 150% of the highest daily border price index at the Southern California
border for the period, plus the authorized Brokerage Fee of 0.208 cents per therm. The
highest daily border price index is an average of the highest prices from “NGI’s Daily
Gas Price Index - Southern California Border Average” and “SNL Energy’s Daily Indices
– SoCal Border.”
2. Calculated period begins on the first day of the “flow month”1 and ends five days prior to
the start of each corresponding imbalance-trading period.
3. Posted at least one day in advance of each corresponding imbalance-trading period.

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The flow month is the month that the imbalance is created.





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Public Utilities Commission 2 February 21, 2020 Pursuant to SDG&E Advice Letter 1745-G2, SDG&E is also revising its tariffs to update the Standby Procurement Rate for noncore retail service. This rate is derived using the same Commission approved calculation methodology as the Standby Procurement Rate for core retail service and includes the noncore retail Brokerage Fee. For the flow month of January 2020 (covering the period of January 1, 2020 to February 18, 2020), the highest daily border price index at the Southern California border is $0.31190 per therm. The resultant Standby Procurement Rate, based on the calculation methodology set forth above is $0.46993 per therm for core retail service and $0.46993 per therm for noncore retail service. The workpaper detailing the calculation of these rates is included herein as Attachment B. This submittal will not create any deviations from SDG&E’s tariffs, cause withdrawal of service from any present customers, or impose any more or less restrictive conditions. PROTEST Anyone may protest this Advice Letter to the California Public Utilities 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 no later than March 12, 2020 which is 20 days of the date this Advice Letter was submitted with the Commission. There is no restriction on who may submit a protest. The address for mailing or delivering a protest to the Commission is: CPUC Energy Division Attention: Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 Copies of the protest should also be sent via e-mail to the attention of the Energy Division at EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov. A copy of the protest should also be sent via e-mail to the address shown below on the same date it is mailed or delivered to the Commission. Attn: Megan Caulson Regulatory Tariff Manager E-mail: mcaulson@sdge.com EFFECTIVE DATE SDG&E believes this Advice Letter is subject to Energy Division disposition and should be classified as Tier 1 (effective pending disposition) pursuant to GO 96-B. SDG&E hereby requests that the tariffs filed herein become effective February 21, 2020, the date submitted, in order to comply with SDG&E’s tariff requirement that the rates be posted at least one day in advance of the start of the imbalance trading period, which is February 23, 2020. 2 SDG&E AL 1745-G was approved by letter from the Energy Division dated March 3, 2008 and modified Schedule G-IMB to establish the noncore retail standby rate and brokerage fee. Modifications to Schedule G-IMB were approved effective April 1, 2008.
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Public Utilities Commission 3 February 21, 2020 NOTICE A copy of this submittal has been served on the utilities and interested parties shown on the attached list by providing them a copy hereof either electronically or via the U.S. mail, properly stamped and addressed. Address changes should be directed to SDG&E’s Tariffs by e-mail at SDGETariffs@sdge.com. ______________________________ CLAY FABER Director – California & Federal Regulatory
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ADVICE LETTER SUMMARY ENERGY UTILITY MUST BE COMPLETED BY UTILITY (Attach additional pages as needed) Company name/CPUC Utility No.: San Diego Gas & Electric Company (U902-G) Utility type: ELC PLC ELC = Electric PLC = Pipeline ✔ GAS WATER HEAT Contact Person: Brittany Malowney Phone #: 858-637-3714 E-mail:bmalowney@sdge.com E-mail Disposition Notice to: bmalowney@sdge.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 1 Advice Letter (AL) #:2846-G Subject of AL: January 2020 Standby Procurement Rate Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Care/Noncore Rates 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: N/A Summarize differences between the AL and the prior withdrawn or rejected AL: N/A Yes ✔ No N/A N/A Yes ✔ No 02/21/20 No. of tariff sheets: 4 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: Preliminary Statement of Rates, Schedule G-IMB and TOC 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: Megan Caulson Title: Regulatory Tariff Manager Utility Name: San Diego Gas & Electric Company Address: 8330 Century Park Court; CP 31D 92123 City: San Diego State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: (858) 654-1748 Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Email: MCaulson@sdge.com Name: SDG&E Tariff Department Title: Utility Name: San Diego Gas & Electric Company Address: 8330 Century Park Court; CP 31D 92123 City: San Diego State: California Telephone (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Facsimile (xxx) xxx-xxxx: Email: SDGETariffs@sdge.com Clear Form
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cc: (w/enclosures) General Order No. 96-B ADVICE LETTER SUBMITTAL MAILING LIST Public Utilities Commission Clean Energy Renewable Fuels, LLC Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) P. DeVille R. Pocta Clean Power Research T. Schmid Energy Division M. Ghadessi G. Novotny M. Salinas Davis Wright Tremaine LLP L. Tan J. Pau R. Ciupagea Douglass & Liddell Tariff Unit D. Douglass CA Energy Commission D. Liddell B. Penning Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP B. Helft E. Janssen Advantage Energy C. Kappel C. Farrell Energy Policy Initiatives Center (USD) Alcantar & Kahl LLP S. Anders M. Cade Energy Regulatory Solutions Consultants K. Harteloo L. Medina AT&T Energy Strategies, Inc. Regulatory K. Campbell Barkovich & Yap, Inc. EQ Research B. Barkovich General Braun & Blaising, P.C. Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, & Day LLP S. Blaising B. Cragg D. Griffiths J. Squeri CA Dept. of General Services Green Charge H. Nanjo K. Lucas California Energy Markets Hanna and Morton LLP General N. Pedersen California Farm Bureau Federation JBS Energy K. Mills J. Nahigian California Wind Energy Keyes & Fox, LLP N. Rader B. Elder City of Poway Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP Poway City Hall D. Huard City of San Diego R. Keen L. Azar McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP J. Cha J. Leslie D. Heard Morrison & Foerster LLP F. Ortlieb P. Hanschen H. Werner MRW & Associates LLC M. Rahman General NLine Energy M. Swindle NRG Energy D. Fellman Pacific Gas & Electric Co. M. Lawson M. Huffman Tariff Unit RTO Advisors S. Mara SCD Energy Solutions P. Muller Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP O. Armi Solar Turbines C. Frank SPURR M. Rochman Southern California Edison Co. K. Gansecki TerraVerde Renewable Partners LLC F. Lee TURN M. Hawiger UCAN D. Kelly US Dept. of the Navy K. Davoodi US General Services Administration D. Bogni Valley Center Municipal Water Distr G. Broomell Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association S. Dey Interested Parties in: I.86-06-005 I.00-08-003 A.96-03-017
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Page 1 of 1 ATTACHMENT A ADVICE LETTER 2846-G Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Title of Sheet Canceling Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. Revised 24377-G PRELIMINARY STATEMENT, II. STATEMENT OF RATES, Sheet 3 Revised 24341-G Revised 24378-G SCHEDULE G-IMB, TRANSPORTATION IMBALANCE SERVICE, Sheet 2 Revised 24325-G Revised 24379-G TABLE OF CONTENTS, Sheet 1 Revised 24372-G Revised 24380-G TABLE OF CONTENTS, Sheet 4 Revised 24373-G 1
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Revised San Diego Gas & Electric Company San Diego, California Canceling Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 24377-G Revised Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 24341-G Sheet 3 PRELIMINARY STATEMENT II. STATEMENT OF RATES SCHEDULE GP-SUR $ per Therm Gas Franchise Fee Surcharge (outside City of San Diego) Gas Franchise Fee Surcharge (City of San Diego) C. $0.00575 $0.00860 UNIT CHARGE RATES $/therm $/therm 0.63793 0.46993 $/therm $/therm 0.63793 0.46993 $/therm $/therm $/therm TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS 0.13686 0.16993 0.03867 SCHEDULE G-IMB: Core Retail Service: Standby Procurement Rate (SP-CR): December 2019 January 2020 D R Noncore Retail Service Standby Procurement Rate (SP-NR): December 2019 January 2020 D R Buyback Rate: November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 (Continued) Issued by 3P6 Advice Ltr. No. Decision No. 2846-G Dan Skopec Vice President Regulatory Affairs Submitted Feb 21, 2020 Effective Feb 21, 2020 Resolution No.
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Revised San Diego Gas & Electric Company San Diego, California Canceling Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 24378-G Revised Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 24325-G Sheet 2 SCHEDULE G-IMB TRANSPORTATION IMBALANCE SERVICE RATES Imbalance quantities remaining at the end of the designated imbalance trading period and which are outside of the 8% tolerance band will be billed at the Standby Procurement Charge or purchased by Utility at the BuyBack Rate. Any Standby Procurement Charge or purchases at the Buy-Back Rate of core imbalances created by the Utility Gas Procurement Department will be managed within the Utility System Operator’s Operational Hub Services. Such core imbalances will be disposed of with the net revenues from the core imbalance charges flowing back through the SoCalGas Noncore Fixed Cost Account (NFCA). Standby Procurement Charge This charge is applied to customer’s cumulative negative transportation imbalance (confirmed transportation deliveries less actual usage) exceeding the 8 percent tolerance band. The Standby Procurement Charge is posted at least one day in advance of each corresponding imbalance trading period for noncore/wholesale and core transport agents (CTAs). It is calculated at 150% of the highest daily border price index at the Southern California Border beginning on the first day of the month that the imbalance is created to five days prior to the start of each corresponding imbalance trading period, plus the authorized Brokerage Fee of 0.208¢ per therm for noncore retail service and all wholesale service, and 0.208¢ per therm for core retail service. The highest daily border price index is an average of the highest prices from “Natural Gas Intelligence’s (NGI’s) Daily Gas Price Index Southern California Border Average” and “SNL Energy’s Daily Indices – SoCal Border”. Core Retail Service: SP-CR Standby Rate, per therm December 2019 January 2020 $/therm $/therm 0.63793 0.46993 D R $/therm $/therm 0.63793 0.46993 D R Noncore Retail Service: SP-NR Standby Rate, per therm December 2019 January 2020 (Continued) Issued by 2P6 Advice Ltr. No. Decision No. 2846-G Dan Skopec Vice President Regulatory Affairs Submitted Feb 21, 2020 Effective Feb 21, 2020 Resolution No.
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Revised San Diego Gas & Electric Company San Diego, California Canceling Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 24379-G Revised Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 24372-G Sheet 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS The following sheets contain all the effective rates and rules affecting rates, service and information relating thereto, in effect on the date indicated herein. Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 12805-G TITLE PAGE........................................................................... 24379, 24357, 24358, 24380, 24060-G T 24258, 23173, 20494, 19182-G TABLE OF CONTENTS......................................................... PRELIMINARY STATEMENT I. General Information.................................................... II. Statement of Rates..................................................... III. Cost Allocation and Revenue Requirement………. IV. Balancing Accounts Description/Listing of Accounts…………………….. Curtailment Penalty Funds Account (CPFA)……… California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Balancing Account………………………………… Gas Energy Efficiency Balancing Account (GEEBA) Rewards & Penalties Balancing Account (RPBA)…. Pension Balancing Account (PBA)…………………. Post-Retirement Benefits Other Than Pensions Balancing Account (PBOPBA)……………………. Core Fixed Cost Account (CFCA)…………………... Noncore Fixed Cost Account (NFCA)………………. Post-2005 Gas Energy Efficiency Balancing Account (PGEEBA)………………………………… Post-2005 Gas Low Income Energy Efficiency Balancing Account (PGLIEEBA)……………………. Integrated Transmission Balancing Account (ITBA) Advanced Metering Infrastructure Account (AMIBA) Hazardous Substance Cleanup Cost Acct (HSCCA)… Distribution Integrity Management Program Balancing Account (DIPMBA)…………………….. On-Bill Financing Balancing Account (OBFBA)…… Post-2011 Distribution Integrity Management Program Balancing Account (P-11 DIMPBA)………… Transmission Integrity Management Program Balancing Account (TIMPBA)…………………. 7270, 19259-G 11981, 24313, 24377, 23748, 23574, 16688-G T 20597, 23749, 17875, 20598, 14249, 7281-G 7489, 14250, 14251, 14252, 7493, 7494-G 15671, 21123-G 20599-G 15681, 15682-G 19260, 19261-G 19262, 19510-G 22923, 17754-G 22924, 17755-G 20600, 20601, 19266-G 20602, 20603, 19269-G 18442, 18443-G 15710, 15711-G 20604, 17882-G 16271, 17757, 16273-G 15741, 15742, 17651, 15744, 15745, 15746-G 15747, 19270, 15749, 15750, 15751-G 17172-G 18444-G 19974-G 19975-G New Environmental Regulatory Balancing Account (NERBA)………………………………………………. Master Meter Balancing Account (MMBA)……………. Safety Enhancement Capital Cost Balancing Account (SECCBA)………………………………………….. Safety Enhancement Expense Balancing Account (SEEBA)……………………………………….. Greenhouse Gas Balancing Account (GHGBA)…………. Smart Meter Opt-Out Balancing Account (SMOBA)…. Low Carbon Fuel Standard Balancing Account (LCFSBA) Biomethane Cost Incentive Program Balancing Account (BCIPBA)……………………………………………… (Continued) Issued by 1P6 Advice Ltr. No. Decision No. 2846-G Dan Skopec Vice President Regulatory Affairs 21026, 21027-G 21026-G, 21027-G 22098-G 22099-G 24370, 21029-G 21113, 21114-G 21124-G 22429-G Submitted Feb 21, 2020 Effective Feb 21, 2020 Resolution No.
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Revised San Diego Gas & Electric Company San Diego, California Canceling Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 24380-G Revised Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. 24373-G Sheet 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS Schedule Number Other Services Cal. P.U.C. Sheet No. G-90 Service to Utility Employees.........................................…………… G-91 Service Establishment Charge.....................................………….. 15124, 9930-G GL-1 Service from Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities (Borrego Territory).....................................................…………… 12004, 3464-G 3386-G G-PUC Surcharge to Fund PUC Reimbursement Fee.............………….. 23718-G G-MHPS Surcharge to Fund PUC Master-Metered Mobilehome Park Gas Safety Inspection and Enforcement Program.…………………… 11242-G GP-SUR Customer-procured Gas Franchise Fee Surcharge.....…………. 24350, 6859-G G-IMB Transportation Imbalance Service...............................………….. 21963, 24378, 24337-G 22763, 21297, 21298-G G-PPPS Surcharge to Fund Public Purpose Programs………………. 23476, 15006, 15007-G G-CBS Utility Distribution Company (UDC) Consolidated Billing Service……………………………………………………………… 23066,12258, 23067-G G-CCC Greenhouse Gas California Climate Credit…………………… LIST OF CONTRACTS AND DEVIATIONS.......................…………….. (Continued) Issued by 4P6 Advice Ltr. No. Decision No. 2846-G Dan Skopec Vice President Regulatory Affairs 24371-G 4092, 3812, 3813, 4562-G 4562, 5717, 19711, 18531-G Submitted Feb 21, 2020 Effective Feb 21, 2020 Resolution No. T
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San Diego Gas & Electric Company ATTACHMENT B ADVICE LETTER 2846-G RATE CALCULATION WORKPAPER SCHEDULE NO. G-IMB STANDBY PROCUREMENT RATE FILING EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2020 G-IMB Standby Procurement Rate Calculation The highest daily border price index is an average of the highest prices from "NGI's Daily Gas Price Index - Southern California Border Average" and “SNL Energy's Daily Indices - SoCal Border.” The highest daily border price index for the period was on January 1, 2020 1/01/20 NGI's Daily Gas Price Index (NDGPI) = $0.27400 per therm 1/01/20 SNL Energy's Daily Indices (SNLEDI) = $0.34980 per therm Highest Daily Border Price Index (HDBPI) = (NDGPI + GDDPS) /2 HDBPI = $0.31190 per therm Standby Procurement Rate (Core Retail) = 150% x HDBPI + Core Brokerage Fee 150% x 0.31190 + 0.00208 = 0.46993 Standby Procurement Rate (Noncore Retail) = 150% x HDBPI + Noncore Brokerage Fee 150% x 0.31190 + 0.00208 = 0.46993
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