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Erik Jacobson
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

November 20, 2020

Advice 6010-E
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U 39 E)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California

Notice of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Rate Filing for
Annual Updates to the Transmission Access Charge Balancing
Account Adjustment

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) submits this advice letter to provide the
California Public Utilities Commission (“Commission” or “CPUC”) with notice of PG&E’s
filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) that requested a
transmission rate change for its retail electric customers, in compliance with Resolution
E-3930 (Resolution). PG&E’s FERC filing requested approval of the annual update to
the Transmission Access Charge Balancing Account Adjustment (“TACBAA”) with a to
be determined effective date.
On December 6, 2019, PG&E filed its TACBAA annual update with FERC in Docket No.
ER20-541-000. On January 17, 2020, PG&E filed with FERC to withdraw the TACBAA
Filing and on January 28, 2020, PG&E filed with the Commission to withdraw Advice
Letter 5723-E. In the withdrawal Advice Letter, PG&E explained that the withdrawal of
the TACBAA filing was to reduce rate volatility since the TACBAA would have lowered
rates on March 1, 2020 when an expected increase from a PG&E CPUC-jurisdictional
rate was anticipated a short time thereafter.
On March 17, 2020, PG&E filed a revised TACBAA with FERC in Docket No. ER201316-000. In that filing, PG&E requested a “to be determined” effective date for the
proposed TACBAA rates because the effective date of that pending retail rate increase
established by the CPUC was not yet known.
On May 8, 2020, FERC accepted PG&E’s TACBAA filing with the “to be determined”
effective date and ordered PG&E to notify FERC of the actual effective date within five
days of that date.


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Advice 6010-E -2- November 20, 2020 TACBAA The TACBAA is a ratemaking mechanism designed to ensure that the difference in the amount of costs billed to PG&E as a load-serving entity and the revenues paid to PG&E as a Participating Transmission Owner (“PTO”) under the California Independent System Operator Corporation (“CAISO”) Tariff is recovered from, or returned to, PG&E’s End-Use customers. Section 5.7 of PG&E’s Transmission Owner (“TO”) Tariff describes the items to be included in the Transmission Access Charge Balancing Account (“TACBA”) and sets forth the procedure for revising the TACBAA rate on an annual basis. As described in PG&E’s TO Tariff, the effective date for the updated TACBAA rate is March 1 of eac h year. The 2020 TACBAA rate consists of three components: (1) the projected balance of the TACBA as of February 28, 2020, including interest; (2) the forecasted TACBA costs and customer usage volumes for the next rate period; and (3) an amount for Revenue Fees and Uncollectible Accounts (“RF&U”). The total revenue requirement (“RRQ”) used in the development of the 2020 TACBAA rate is $224,875,570, which is the sum of: the projected balance of the TACBA as of May 31, 2020, a credit of $51,190,018; the forecasted TACBA costs for the next rate period, a charge of $273,392,493; and the RF&U adjustment, a charge of $2,673,096. The corresponding TACBAA rate is $0.00288/kWh. This rate represents a decrease from the March 1, 2019 TACBAA RRQ of $494,816,633 and the corresponding rate of $0.00618/kWh. Compliance with Resolution E-3930 PG&E submits this advice letter pursuant to Process Element 3 of Resolution E-3930. Consistent with past practice, by service to the Commission’s Legal Division, PG&E also provided the Commission with a complete copy of the 2020 TACBAA annual update filing on the same date that it was filed with FERC. In this advice letter, PG&E requests authority to revise each corresponding transmission rate component of its Commission-jurisdictional tariffs on the date FERC ultimately authorizes these changes to become effective, or as soon thereafter as possible, subject to refund, and to make corresponding adjustments to its total applicable Commission jurisdictional rates. Adjustments to total residential rates will be made pursuant to CPUC Decisions D.15-07-001 on residential rate reform and D18-08-013 on transition to time-of-use rates. As anticipated under Process Element 4 of Resolution E-3930, PG&E will supplement this advice letter, or indicate in a separate advice letter that coincides with other retail rate changes, when the requested TACBAA rate change is accepted, modified, rejected, or otherwise acted upon by FERC.
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Advice 6010-E -3- November 20, 2020 This FERC rate change will generally affect the rates of all bundled, Direct Access, and Community Choice Aggregation customers. The TACBAA rate change will be consolidated into the next scheduled rate change. At that time, PG&E will also provide complete updated tariff sheets. 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 and*** Anyone wishing to protest this submittal may do so by letter sent via U.S. mail, facsimile, or E-mail, no later than December 10, 2020, which is 20 days after the date of this submittal. Protests must be submitted to: CPUC Energy Division ED Tariff Unit 505 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 703-2200 E-mail: Copies of protests also should be mailed to the attention of the Director, Energy Division, Room 4004, at the address shown above. The protest shall also be sent to PG&E either via E-mail or U.S. mail (and by facsimile, if possible) at the address shown below on the same date it is mailed or delivered to the Commission: Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations Pacific Gas and Electric Company 77 Beale Street, Mail Code B13U P.O. Box 770000 San Francisco, California 94177 Facsimile: (415) 973-7226 E-mail: Any person (including individuals, groups, or organizations) may protest or respond to an advice letter (General Order 96-B, Section 7.4). The protest shall contain the following information: specification of the advice letter protested; grounds for the protest; supporting factual information or legal argument; name, telephone number, postal
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Advice 6010-E -4- November 20, 2020 address, and (where appropriate) e-mail address of the protestant; and statement that the protest was sent to the utility no later than the day on which the protest was submitted to the reviewing Industry Division (General Order 96-B, Section 3.11). Effective Date PG&E requests that this Tier 2 advice letter become effective as soon as practicable since FERC has authorized the TACBAA annual update changes to become effective. PG&E proposes to consolidate the electric rate changes resulting from the 2020 TACBAA Filing, to the extent practicable, with the first planned rate change after FERC authorizes PG&E’s requests. Notice In accordance with General Order 96-B, Section IV, a copy of this advice letter is being sent electronically and via U.S. mail to the parties shown on the attached list. Address changes to the General Order 96-B service list should be directed to PG&E at email address For changes to any other service list, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at (415) 703-2021 or at Send all electronic approvals to Advice letter submittals can also be accessed electronically at: /S/ Erik Jacobson Director, Regulatory Relations
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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: E-mail Disposition Notice to: EXPLANATION OF UTILITY TYPE GAS = Gas WATER = Water HEAT = Heat (Date Submitted / Received Stamp by CPUC) Tier Designation: 2 Advice Letter (AL) #: 6010-E Subject of AL: Notice of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Rate Filing for Annual Updates to the Transmission Access Charge Balancing Account Adjustment Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance, Balancing Account AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: Res. E-3930 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: 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: 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: 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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PG&E Gas and Electric Advice Submittal List General Order 96-B, Section IV AT&T Albion Power Company Alta Power Group, LLC Anderson & Poole Atlas ReFuel BART Barkovich & Yap, Inc. California Cotton Ginners & Growers Assn California Energy Commission California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority California Public Utilities Commission 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 Downey & Brand East Bay Community Energy Ellison Schneider & Harris LLP Energy Management Service Engineers and Scientists of California 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 San Diego Gas & Electric Company SPURR San Francisco Water Power and Sewer Sempra Utilities Sierra Telephone Company, Inc. 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 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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