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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

September 15, 2020

Advice 5949-E
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U 39 E)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Subject:

Submits Notice of Construction, Pursuant to General Order 131-D,
for the Construction of Cortina No. 1 60kV Power Line Pole
Replacement Project (WRO) in the County of Colusa.

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
T & P Farms (T&P) has requested Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to
connect its Cortina No. 1 60 kilovolt (kV) Power Line to T&P’s solar power facilities.
This will require PG&E to replace approximately 32 existing wood poles with
approximately 12 new wood poles and 20 new light duty steel poles (LDSPs)
interspersed along approximately 2.7 miles of the existing power line located in existing
PG&E easements (public utility easement) in unincorporated Colusa County west of the
Town of Arbuckle. The project begins at an existing PG&E wood power pole
approximately 300 feet west of Putnam Way and runs west, approximately 2.7 miles
through agricultural land along an existing access road and through orchards to an
existing PG&E wood power pole located on T&P property. Approximately 29 of the new
wood and LDSP’s will be approximately be 5 to 10 feet taller than the existing poles,
one new pole will be approximately 15 feet taller, and there will be no increase in height
at two new poles. Taller poles are required to comply with CPUC General Order 95
minimum ground-to-conductor clearance requirements, while accommodating electric
distribution wires on the power line poles (underbuild). The project will span over and
avoid Sand Creek and the Tehama-Colusa Canal. Construction is tentatively scheduled
to begin in the first quarter of 2021, or as soon as practicable after project approval.





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Advice No. 5949-E -2- September 15, 2020 Construction is scheduled to be completed in May 2021, 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 line 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 a 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 **Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter at home orders, PG&E is currently unable to receive protests or comments to this advice letter via U.S. mail or fax. Please submit protests or comments to this advice letter to EDTariffUnit@cpuc.ca.gov and PGETariffs@pge.com*** Anyone wishing to protest this submittal may do so by submitting a protest with the CPUC and the Company by October 5, 2020, 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:
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Advice No. 5949-E -3- September 15, 2020 David T. Kraska Attorney, Law Department Pacific Gas and Electric Company P.O. Box 7442 San Francisco, California 94120 Facsimile: (415) 973-0516 Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations 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 5949-E. Effective Date The Company requests that this Tier 2 advice submittal become effective on October 15, 2020. 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 submittals can also be accessed electronically at http://www.pge.com/tariffs/.
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Advice No. 5949-E -4- /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations cc: Parties Listed in G.O. 131-D, Paragraphs B.1 and B.2 Attachments September 15, 2020
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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: Kimberly Loo Phone #: (415)973-4587 E-mail: PGETariffs@pge.com E-mail Disposition Notice to: KELM@pge.com EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 2 Advice Letter (AL) #: 5949-E Subject of AL: Submits Notice of Construction, Pursuant to General Order 131-D, for the Construction of Cortina No. 1 60kV Power Line Pole Replacement Project (WRO) in the County of Colusa. Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance, 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 #: 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: 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: 10/15/20 No. of tariff sheets: 0 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, 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 I NOTICE OF PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION Para más detalles llame 1-800-660-6789 PROJECT NAME: CORTINA No. 1 60kV POWER LINE POLE REPLACEMENT PROJECT (WRO) - (Colusa County, PM No. 74035015) ADVICE LETTER NUMBER: 5949-E Proposed Project: T & P Farms (T&P) has requested Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to connect its Cortina No. 1 60 kilovolt (kV) Power Line to T&P’s solar power facilities. This will require PG&E to replace approximately 32 existing wood poles with approximately 12 new wood poles and 20 new light duty steel poles (LDSPs) interspersed along approximately 2.7 miles of the existing power line located in existing PG&E easements (public utility easement) in unincorporated Colusa County west of the Town of Arbuckle. The project begins at an existing PG&E wood power pole approximately 300 feet west of Putnam Way and runs west, approximately 2.7 miles through agricultural land along an existing access road and through orchards to an existing PG&E wood power pole located on T&P property. Approximately 29 of the new wood and LDSP’s will be approximately be 5 to 10 feet taller than the existing poles, one new pole will be approximately 15 feet taller, and there will be no increase in height at two new poles. Taller poles are required to comply with CPUC General Order 95 minimum ground-to-conductor clearance requirements, while accommodating electric distribution wires on the power line poles (underbuild). The project will span over and avoid Sand Creek and the Tehama-Colusa Canal. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021, or as soon as practicable after project approval. Construction is scheduled to be completed in May 2021, 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 line 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 a 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 October 5, 2020 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: 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 5949-E. (P.No. 5791864 / SAP Order No. 74035015 / MWC 82)
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Notice Distribution List Cortina No. 1 60kV Power Line Pole Replacement Project - (Colusa County) Advice 5949-E Energy Commission Mr. Drew Bohan, Executive Director California Energy Commission 1516 Ninth Street, Mail Stop 39 Sacramento, California 95814 Drew.Bohan@energy.ca.gov Ms. Courtney Smith, Chief 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, North Central Region (2) Mr. Kevin Thomas, Regional Manager 1701 Nimbus Road Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 Kevin.Thomas@wildlife.ca.gov California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region Ms. Elizabeth M. Lee, P.E. 401 Water Quality Certification/Municipal Storm Water Unit Supervisor Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board 11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 Elizabeth.Lee@waterboards.ca.gov Colusa County Mr. Greg Plucker, Director Planning and Building 220 12th Street Colusa, California 95932 gplucker@countyofcolusa.org Newspaper The Appeal Democrat
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PG&E Gas and Electric Advice Submittal List AT&T Albion Power Company Alcantar & Kahl LLP Downey & Brand East Bay Community Energy Ellison Schneider & Harris LLP Energy Management Service Alta Power Group, LLC Anderson & Poole Engineers and Scientists of California Atlas ReFuel BART Barkovich & Yap, Inc. 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 Chevron Pipeline and Power City of Palo Alto City of San Jose Clean Power Research Coast Economic Consulting Commercial Energy Crossborder Energy Crown Road Energy, LLC Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Day Carter Murphy Dept of General Services Don Pickett & Associates, Inc. Douglass & Liddell GenOn Energy, Inc. Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Schlotz & Ritchie Green Power Institute Hanna & Morton ICF IGS Energy International Power Technology Intestate Gas Services, Inc. Kelly Group Ken Bohn Consulting Keyes & Fox LLP Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. Los Angeles County Integrated Waste Management Task Force MRW & Associates Manatt Phelps Phillips Marin Energy Authority McKenzie & Associates Modesto Irrigation District NLine Energy, Inc. NRG Solar Office of Ratepayer Advocates OnGrid Solar Pacific Gas and Electric Company Peninsula Clean Energy Pioneer Community Energy 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 Water and Energy Consulting Wellhead Electric Company Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA) Yep Energy
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