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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

January 13, 2021

Advice 5948-E-A
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U 39 E)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California

Supplemental: I.17-06-027 Revised Track 1 Work Plan in Compliance
with D.20-07-004

This supplemental submittal is made in compliance with California Public Utilities
Commission (CPUC or Commission) Decision (D.) 20-11-019 which corrected an error in
D. 20-07-004. D. 20-07-004 reviewed the utilities’ Track 1 work plans in OII (I.) 17-06027 and approved PG&E’s workplan (OP 1) with modifications required in OP 2. OP 3
required that PG&E submit its modified Track 1 work plan by a Tier 2 Advice Letter for
review by the Energy Division.
PG&E’s modified work plan, revised to conform to D.20-11-019, is provided as
Attachment 1 to this Advice letter. This supplemental advice letter replaces original
Advice 5948-E in its entirety.
This submittal will not affect any other rate or charge, cause the withdrawal of service, or
conflict with any other rate schedule or rule.
***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.
or comments
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 February 2, 2021 which is 20 days after the date of this submittal.
Protests must be submitted to:


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Advice 5948-E-A -2- January 13, 2021 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 c/o Megan Lawson Pacific Gas and Electric Company 77 Beale Street, Mail Code B13U P.O. Box 770000 San Francisco, California 94177 Facsimile: (415) 973-3582 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 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 submittal become effective on regular notice, February 12, 2021, which is 30 calendar days after the date of submittal. 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 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
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Advice 5948-E-A -3- January 13, 2021 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 Attachment cc: I.17-06-027 Service List
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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) #: 5948-E-A Subject of AL: Supplemental: I.17-06-027 Revised Track 1 Work Plan in Compliance with D.20-07-004 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 #: D.20-07-004 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: 2/12/21 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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Advice 5948-E-A January 13, 2020 Attachment 1 PG&E’s Track 1 Work Plan
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PG&E Track 1 Work Plan 9/14/2020 (Revised 1/4/2021) 1. Goal and Objective Pursuant to Ordering Paragraph 3 of the Commission’s Decision 20-07-004, PG&E submits this modified report to address the Track 1 requirement and pole data items. PG&E’s goal is to provide all third party registered users with on-line access to all of the required Track 1 Pole Attribute(s)/Information. The objective is for PG&E to modify/update its current Web Portal User Interface that allows all registered users the ability to log into the PG&E JUMP (Joint Use Map Portal or the Data Portal) system to: 1. Provide all PG&E owned and Joint Owned pole data information to all users. 2. Provide pole information on-line 3. Provide geo-spatial maps to help locate the selected pole(s) via several methodologies, a. b. c. d. Street Address Pole Number Latitude/Longitude Pole Intent Number 4. Provide the capability to copy/save/print any information obtained via the PG&E JUMP Web Portal. 5. To meet this objective, PG&E will participate in a working group comprised of the five pole owners to reach a consensus recommendation for the data elements that will use common data definitions. The working group will also reach an agreement on the definitions of the terms in the data glossary, working in groups to determine what they currently define as the same and what they define differently. This task will continue as the Investigation moves into Track 2. 6. Incorporate a data glossary into the JUMP portal. a. The purpose of the data glossary is to identify and document data fields provided in the data portal, including a short description to include data format, data field type and other metadata that will enable users to understand and use the data. b. The portal shall include the Data Glossary, and wherever feasible, the terms in the glossary shall be pulled from the agreed-upon glossary by the five pole owners. c. No terms in the glossary shall contradict terms defined in the Commission’s General Orders. 7. All 10 pole datapoints of pole data for jointly and solely-owned poles shall be provided through the JUMP portal unless the datapoints are specifically allowed to be “if available” AND are not available. Data for the ten data-fields must be searchable and exportable as machine readable data and through the web base interactive portal. The Data for the 10 pole data elements shall include the following: i. A unique identifier of pole includes, at a minimum and be each service territory, a pole number and address (either street or some other easily identifiable address system) on a Geospatial map and should be included in the database. 1
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ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. ix. x. The Geographic Information System accessible to attachers, pole owners, and Commission staff which includes the latitude/longitude coordinates, address (if available), and service territory for locating the poles. The High Fire District tiers where the pole is located. The poles’ class, height, tree species, material circumference, and latest loading information. The year the pole was installed. The Joint Pole ownership information including the name of joint owners and percentage of ownership of the pole. Intrusive test data including the date of last intrusive test, type of test, results of the test, and any corrective action that has been or will be taken in response to the test. The number and date of each attachment application, and pole loading information, if any. Notice of pending pole replacement or reinforcement including the reason for the replacement or reinforcement, the proposed scope of work, and the estimated date of completion. Information on buddy poles, including an indication of whether the pole owner wishes to remove a buddy pole and the date of removal. 8. To meet this objective, PG&E will participate in a working group comprised of the 5 pole owners to develop a consensus recommendation for the method to be used for sharing or synchronizing data for the ten key data elements related to jointly-owned poles with the other joint pole owner(s). 9. All 10 datapoints must be searchable by two years from the issuance of the Commission’s Decision 2007-004 via the pole owners Data Portals, including by pole number, latitude/longitude or Address location. 10. If poles in the Data Portal do not have locational and identifying information, this capability must be implemented in some form by two years from the Commission’s Decision 20-07-004, without exception. 11. The Data Portal shall allow for selecting and viewing multiple poles on a geospatial map using polygons and multi-pole selection capabilities. 12. The Data Portal shall display the 10 pole data points for selected poles and allow the information to be viewed and exportable as a machine readable data for at least 10 poles by year one from the data of this decision and for at least 1,000 poles by two years from the date of the Commission’s Decision 20-07004. 2
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The PG&E JUMP program currently reports a number of key pole attributes. Below is a simplified data schematic/figure/diagram that includes current and planned fields for JUMP Phase 2. A sample of key pole fields that JUMP currently displays are listed below. 1. 2. 3. 4. Pole Class Pole Height Pole Species SAP Equipment ID# 5. Pole Install Date 6. Circuit Voltage 7. Last Inspection Date 8. Pole Circumference 9. Effective Circumference 10. Percent Remaining Strength* 11. Pole Work Status 12. Visit Date 13. Inspection Type 14. Test Issues 15. Ground Level Shell Avg 16. Below Ground Shell Avg 17. Wood Strength 18. Inspection Result Pass/Fail *Note: Percent Remaining Strength will be removed from the JUMP report in JUMP Phase 2. PG&E has reviewed the Track 1 proposed requirements and has determined that it can provide most of the data requested below and to be reviewed by JUMP with a few caveats. 1. High Fire Threat and District and Tier Category. PG&E already reports this attribute in the Support Structure Data provided in JUMP and will continue to do so. 3
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2. Name of any Other Joint Owner(s); percentage Ownership of each Joint Owner. PG&E/JUMP will be able to provide the names of the other Joint Owners. 3. Number of Pending Attachment Application(s) if any, and/or make-ready work. PG&E/JUMP will be able to provide the number of Pending Attachments along with the date that Attachment was requested. The names of the Attachment requestors will remain confidential. 4. Notice of any Pending Pole Replacement/Reinforcement and Date PG&E/JUMP will be able to provide the Pending Pole Replacement/Reinforcement and Date. 5. Buddy Pole Information: a. Identification of Incomplete Pole Transfer Situation b. Date of Second Pole Install c. Identification of Parties with Attachments on Old Pole This will take significant work. PG&E does currently track Buddy Poles but the ability to automatically pull the information and place into JUMP will need to be explored and developed. 2. How does JUMP currently work? The Joint Use Map Portal (JUMP) allows authorized users to access PG&E’s intrusive testing data and the facilities information that is necessary to perform pole loading calculations. The information can be downloaded or printed for use in conducting loading calculations required to meet CPUC GO 95 and Northern California Joint Pole Association (NCJPA) pole attachment requirements. JUMP Users can only access PG&E provided data at this time. Going forward, PG&E hopes to work with other Utility companies to pull data into JUMP and report as much information as possible. This is currently in the discussion phase for logistics and possibilities. 3. How will the work be accomplished? PG&E will add the new Track 1 requirements to the current JUMP program. PG&E will assign a Project Manager and a Project team to meet the new Track Requirements and the deadlines assigned. PG&E is planning on additional enhancements on the JUMP Platform. For example, improving accessibility to all the information that is currently available in JUMP. 4
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4. Track 1 Workshop Round Table Discussions (8/14/2019) Ability to utilize geo spatial maps for pole information. PG&E/JUMP currently provides this function. • Ability to select more than one pole. PG&E/JUMP currently provides this function. • Ability to select as many poles as possible or needed. PG&E/JUMP does allow up to 25 poles selected because the current NCJPA Intent (Form 2) allows up to 25 poles. However, the function to increase the number of poles selected is doable and the limit of poles selected will be increased during JUMP Phase 2. • Ability to inquire by different methodologies i.e., address, Pole number, Intent #, Lat, Long. PG&E/JUMP currently provides this function. • Access to as much data as possible. Some wanted the utilities to send all field names (not contents) to them and they would decide what they could use and not use. Some wanted the ability to go through the firewall and pull data as needed. This question was asked to every presenter. The PG&E/JUMP report currently list roughly 136 pole, facility, & geographic attributes. PG&E will be refining the report in JUMP Phase 2 to improve accessibility to all already available data in support of modeling. • To build and share universal pole definitions across the state utilities. For example, Pole height vs Pole Length terminology, the whole pole or just above ground? The ability to communicate between Utilities with a common language must be utilized. PG&E recognizes this as potential improvement and has begun creating an internal definition list of the available pole attributes and locations in the PG&E/JUMP report. PG&E supports creating a data definition dictionary to support pole data sharing across utilities. See simplified schema diagram above in Goals & Objectives section. • Ability to see any other work in progress by other applicants. PG&E is working to provide this information of current work in progress. Will be part of JUMP Phase 2. • Ability to access information 24/7 365. Some wanted to stick with the 24 hour window for providing information not counting weekends/holidays. PG&E/JUMP currently provides this function on-line. • Questions to PG&E: • • • • How are poles with missing pole tags identified? All PG&E poles are assigned an SAP#. If a pole is replaced a new SAP# is assigned. What does pole height or pole length describe? PG&E uses the term “Pole Height” which includes the length of the whole pole from “end to end” regardless if above or below ground. Is information for transmission poles with foundations available – only in some locations through JUMP Is strength information available for non-wood pole(s) (composite, steel, etc.)?  Material strength specifications for non-wood pole(s) are unique to each company – PG&E currently indicates if pole(s) are non-wood in JUMP  PG&E concurs with SCE. Pole loading information is likely a matter for Track 2 5
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• • • • • Is a ‘Glossary of Terms’ available? PG&E is currently working on a list of all definitions provided in the JUMP reports. The idea of sharing the Glossary of Terms with other utilities is still being explored. See simplified schema diagram above in Goals & Objectives section above. How much information should be provided for pending attachments? PG&E will be able to report this as part of Track 1. If a pending attachment is on record, PG&E will report yes or no. If there is more than one pending attachment, PG&E will report the number of pending attachments. Are there other pole attributes that should be made available as Track 1 info? PG&E believes the current list of Track 1 pole attributes is sufficient. Is historical pole loading data submitted by attachers available for viewing? PG&E believes the Pole loading information is likely a matter for Track 2. [Post 9/4/19 Workshop] PG&E has received a volume of requests to see PTT results from ad-hoc inspections; ad-hoc PTT inspection results will be in scope for JUMP Phase 2 (both ad-hoc from PGE and from Other Utilities). 5. Milestones Pursuant to Ordering Paragraph 4 of D. 20-07-004, initial electronic access to the pole data of PG&E to the newly expanded and/or created data portal shall be available with one year of the date of the Commission’s Decision. Pursuant to Ordering Paragraph 3(k), the Data Portals shall display the 10 pole data points for selected poles and allow the information to be viewed and exportable as machine readable data for at least 10 poles by one year from the date of the Commission’s Decision and for at least 1,000 poles by two years from the date of the Commission’s Decision. 6. Data Requirements PG&E currently uses GeoMart X, GIS and SAP to provide Geo-Spatial and Attribute Data for JUMP. 7. Accessibility and Security of Pole/Conduit Data: PG&E will follow its current Accessibility and Security protocol that is currently used in JUMP for Pole/Conduit Data. All JUMP users must be pre-registered and have a signed NDA on record with PG&E. 8. Data Collection PG&E will utilize the current data collection process used for JUMP to pull all the attributes from various sources into the JUMP program. PG&E will continue to collaborate with other utilities to improve the information sharing process. 6
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9. Implementation PG&E will follow the same protocol used to release JUMP Phase 1. A pilot will be utilized to test the new updates to JUMP Phase 2 prior to full release. PG&E will meet the required Track 1 required time tables. PG&E will provide communication/training and support for all JUMP Phase 2 Track 1 additions. PG&E will update current Procedures and Standards for JUMP Phase 2 accordingly. PG&E’s cost estimates for Track 1 updates vary widely from $2-8 Million given the significant level of system integration required with enterprise work management platforms. Uncertainty is further contributed by the need to implement tracking and maintenance of new data fields and the associated statuses of each item (such as pending facility transfers). Furthermore, these cost estimates are at the concept level; PG&E’s IT project methodology generates refined project cost estimates as a part of the Plan/Analyze project phase, which is not yet completed. 7
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PG&E Gas and Electric Advice Submittal List General Order 96-B, Section IV AT&T Albion Power Company 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 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 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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