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

January 7, 2021
(U 338-E)

Southern California Edison’s Advice Letter Pursuant to Ordering
Paragraph 6 of Decision 20-12-003

Pursuant to the California Public Utilities Commission’s (Commission or CPUC) Ordering
Paragraph (OP) 6 of Decision (D.)20-12-003, Decision Regarding Petition For Modification Of
Decision 18-06-027 And Providing Direction Regarding Marketing And Outreach Of the
Disadvantaged Communities – Single-Family Solar Homes, Southern California Edison Company
(SCE) submits this Advice Letter (AL) providing anticipated annual budgets for 2021 for
administrative costs needed to support the Disadvantaged Communities-Single-Family Solar
Homes program (DAC-SASH).
The DAC-SASH program was created by the Commission in Decision D.18-06-027, Alternate
Decision Adopting Alternatives to Promote Solar Distributed Generation in Disadvantaged
Communities. The program is modeled after the Single-Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH)
Program that provides assistance in the form of up-front financial incentives towards the
installation of solar generating systems on the homes of low-income residents. The DAC-SASH
program is available to low-income customers who are resident-owners of single-family homes in
disadvantaged communities (DAC) as defined in D.18-06-027.1 The incentives provided through
the DAC-SASH program assist low-income customers in overcoming barriers to onsite solar, such
as a lack of up-front capital or credit needed to finance solar installation.
Under the framework created in D.18-06-027, the DAC-SASH program is run by a single,
statewide Program Administrator (PA) (Grid Alternatives, or GRID) chosen through a competitive
solicitation process held by SCE in 2018 and controlled by the Energy Division (ED).


D.18-06-027, Appendix A.
P.O. Box 800

8631 Rush Street

Rosemead, California 91770

(626) 302-9645

Fax (626) 302-6396


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ADVICE 4389-E (U 338-E) -2- January 7, 2021 On April 24, 2020, GRID filed a petition for modification of D.18-06-027 requesting the Commission to adopt various modifications to the DAC-SASH program. In D.20-12-003, the Commission rejected most of GRID’s requested modification but revised program eligibility to include California Indian Country, as specified for the Self-Generation Incentive Program, and also provided directions to the DAC-SASH program administrator and the large electric investor-owned utilities to enhance consumer outreach and education about the program. This Advice Letter is in response to Ordering Paragraph 6 of D.20-12-003 which authorizes Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), SCE, and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E) to each submit a Tier 2 advice letter within 30 days of issuance of D.20-12-003 with their proposed annual budgets for 2021 for reasonable administrative costs needed to support the DAC-SASH program. The Commission also authorized the utilities to submit such budgets annually, on the same schedule as the other solar programs addressed in D.18-06-027. SCE PROPOSED DAC-SASH BUDGET FOR 2021 For 2021, SCE estimates program administration labor costs of $106,848 as well as non-labor adminstration costs of $42,000 in marketing materials for a total of $148,848. The following Table 1 is SCE’s anticipated spend for labor this year. Table 1 – 2021 SCE Projected Labor Costs The labor costs identified in the Table 1 are to support activies that include, but are not limited to, the following: • • • • • • • Ongoing management of GRID’s Program Administrator (PA) contract Ongoing management of utility cofunding activities Review, processing, and payment of PA administrative invoices Payment of PA incentive forecast and true-up invoices after ED approval Responses to program inquiries, data requests, and audit support (as needed) Review PA’s detail summaries to reconcile quarterly advance and payment Ongoing coordination with GRID on marketing material preparation and distribution
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ADVICE 4389-E (U 338-E) -3- January 7, 2021 Marketing Support of Program Administrator Activities For 2021, SCE estimates total non-labor administration costs of $42,000 for DAC-SASH. The costs are generated from coordinated letter and email campaigns, graphics printing, prepaid postage, and bill insert efforts in support of the PA’s marketing efforts. As recognized in GRID’s reply comments to the proposed decision of D.20-12-0032, SCE has voluntarily partnered with GRID to produce and distribute co-branded marketing material to promote the DAC-SASH program to potential eligible customers in SCE’s service territory. SCE will continue to support GRID’s efforts in 2021 by producing similar marketing material and providing GRID additional data as directed in D.20-12-003. SCE has maintained records of both labor and non-labor support for the DAC-SASH program since the beginning of the program, and will seek cost recovery at its Energy Resource Recovery Account (ERRA) proceeding as directed in OP 7 of D.20-12-003. TIER DESIGNATION Pursuant to General Order (GO) 96-B, Energy Industry Rule 5.2, this AL is submitted with a Tier 2 designation. EFFECTIVE DATE This AL will become effective on February 6, 2021, the 30th calendar day after the date submitted. 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 by the Energy Division and SCE 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 Email: 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: 2 Grid Alternative Reply Comments on the Proposed Decision regarding Petition for Modification of Decision D.18-06-027 … November 30, 2020, pg. 1.
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ADVICE 4389-E (U 338-E) -4- January 7, 2021 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 Email: Tara S. Kaushik Managing Director, Regulatory Relations c/o Karyn Gansecki 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2030 San Francisco, California 94102 Facsimile: (415) 929-5544 Email: There are no restrictions on who may submit a protest. However, the protest shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which it is based and must be received by the deadline shown above. In accordance with General Rule 4 of GO 96-B, SCE is furnishing copies of this AL to the interested parties shown on the attached GO 96-B and R.14-07-002 service lists. Address change requests to the GO 96-B service list should be directed to or at (626) 302-3719. For changes to any other service list, please contact the Commission’s Process Office at (415) 703-2021 or Further, in accordance with Public Utilities Code Section 491, notice to the public is hereby given by submitting and keeping the AL at SCE’s corporate headquarters. To view other SCE AL submitted with the Commission, log on to SCE’s web site at All questions concerning this AL should be directed to Robert Wright at (626) 302-0531 or by electronic mail at Southern California Edison Company /s/ Gary A. Stern Gary A. Stern, Ph.D. GAS:ff/jp: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: 2 Advice Letter (AL) #: 4389-E Subject of AL: Southern California Edison’s Advice Letter Pursuant to Ordering Paragraph 6 of Decision 20-12-003 Keywords (choose from CPUC listing): Compliance AL Type: Monthly Quarterly Annual One-Time Other: If AL submitted in compliance with a Commission order, indicate relevant Decision/Resolution #: Decision 20-12-003 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: 2/6/21 No. of tariff sheets: -0- 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: None 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: Tara S. Kaushik c/o Karyn Gansecki Title: Managing Director, Regulatory Relations 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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