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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

March 30, 2021

Advice 4412-G/6140-E
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U 39 M)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California
Annual Update regarding Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Climate
Vulnerability Assessment


In accordance with Decision 20-08-046 (the “Decision”), Ordering Paragraph 13, Pacific
Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) hereby provides an annual update regarding
progress on PG&E’s Climate Vulnerability Assessment (“CVA”).
Decision 20-08-046, Ordering Paragraph 13 requires:
“The IOUs shall annually, at the end of the first quarter of each
calendar year, file and serve on the service list of this proceeding
(or a successor proceeding) a Tier 1 Advice letter with the
Commission’s Energy Division listing the individuals with their
departments on the IOU’s climate change team and the name of
the senior level executive to whom the climate change team
directly reports. The annual Tier 1 Advice letter shall include a
status update that describes the activities of the climate change
team in the last year and anticipated upcoming milestones that will
lead up to the next vulnerability assessment filing.”
On August 27th, 2020 the CPUC issued D. 20-08-046 on Energy Utility Climate Change
Vulnerability Assessments and Climate Adaptation in Disadvantaged Communities. In
Ordering Paragraph 13 of the Decision, the CPUC requires the IOUs to submit an annual
advice letter at the end of the first quarter of each calendar year (1) “listing the individuals
and departments of the IOU’s climate change team and the name of the senior level
executive to whom the climate change team reports” and (2) “include a status update that
describes the activities of the climate change team in the last year and anticipated
upcoming milestones that will lead up to the next vulnerability assessment filing.”


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Advice 4412-G/6140-E -2- March 30, 2021 Information Regarding PG&E’s Climate Change Team As of this filing, the following employees comprise PG&E’s core Climate Resilience Team, comprised of the responsible managers, primary staff, and designated line-of-business climate adaptation liaisons: • • • • • • • • • Sumeet Singh, Senior Vice President of Risk and Chief Risk Officer Robert Kenney, Vice-President, Regulatory and External Affairs Jessica Hogle, PG&E Corporation Vice-President, Federal Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer Heather Rock, Director, Climate Resilience Nathan Bengtsson, Principal, Climate Resilience Team Brenna Mahoney, Expert, Climate Resilience Team Nathan Barber, Supervisor, Generation Risk and Regulatory Initiatives Sarah Camera, Principal, Gas Operations Asset Management Specialist Benson Wong, Senior Manager, Electric Risk Management and Safety PG&E’s Climate Resilience Team acts in partnership with PG&E’s operational business units to consider climate change in PG&E’s decision-making processes, as represented by the cross-functional Steering Committee outlined above. The specific program activities of PG&E’s climate resilience team are overseen by the Climate Resilience Governance Steering Committee (CRGSC), a successor committee to the Climate Resilience Officer Committee described in PG&E’s 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report. Like the Climate Resilience Officer Committee, the CRGSC includes leaders from key departments across the business who are also responsible for their respective line-of-business climate adaptation action plans, developed in partnership with PG&E’s core Climate Resilience Team (described below). The CRGSC is spearheaded by two executive sponsors. The two executive sponsors were chosen because of their focus on work that aligns with the two key directives of the D.20-08-046: (1) to conduct a technical Climate Vulnerability Assessment and (2) to engage with members of the community, including disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. The technical elements of the CVA align with the work overseen by PG&E’s Chief Risk Officer (for example, using climate data to inform risk models and asset management plans), while meaningful engagement with communities has been managed by Robert Kenney, the Vice-President, Regulatory and External Affairs.
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Advice 4412-G/6140-E -3- March 30, 2021 The members of the CRGSC are as follows: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Sumeet Singh, Senior Vice President of Risk and Chief Risk Officer (Executive Sponsor) Robert Kenney, Vice-President, Regulatory and External Affairs (Executive Sponsor) Jessica Hogle, PG&E Corporation Vice President of Federal Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer (Lead Officer and Facilitator) Debbie Powell, Vice President of Electric Asset and Risk Management and the Community Wildfire Safety Program (voting member) Christine Cowsert, Vice President of Gas Asset Management and System Operations (voting member) Jan Nimick, Vice President of Power Generation (voting member) Aaron August, Vice President of Customer Care (voting member) Prabhat Sharma, Senior Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture (non-voting member) Mark Esguerra, Senior Director of Electric Asset Strategy (non-voting member) Russel Prentice, Director of Risk and Compliance for Generation (nonvoting member) Mariano Mandler, Senior Director of Land and Environmental Management (non-voting member) Marlene Murphy-Roach, Director of Income Qualified Programs and Disadvantaged Communities (non-voting member) Anna Brooks, Director of Local Public Affairs (non-voting member) Quinn Nakayama, Director of Integrated Grid Planning and Innovation (non-voting member) Angie Gibson, Director, Emergency Preparedness & Response -Strategy and Execution (non-voting member) Information regarding PG&E’s Climate Vulnerability Assessment In 2020 and Q1 2021, PG&E’s Climate Resilience Team completed the following activities to advance the Climate Vulnerability Assessment: • PG&E began scoping CVA activities in January 2020, leading to development of a high-level project plan. o PG&E considered multiple CVA approaches (by hazard, by asset, etc.), ultimately determining that a region-by-region approach is most appropriate given the size of PG&E’s service territory and PG&E’s bankruptcy-related regionalization commitments.
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Advice 4412-G/6140-E • • -4- March 30, 2021 With support from ICF, PG&E’s Climate Resilience Team planned and executed the technical methodology for evaluating climate hazards in Region 1 – The San Francisco Bay Area - using the definitions and data guidance from Decisions 1910-054 and 20-08-046. PG&E coordinated review of both methodology and Region 1 results with the appropriate asset management SMEs from the gas, electric, and generation lines of business. Going forward in 2021, PG&E expects to: • • • • Conduct community engagement related to preliminary Region 1 CVA insights Incorporate results of community engagement to finalize the Region 1 CVA Begin Region 2 (“Inland South”) CVA technical analysis Organize and execute the Region 2 community engagement process to finalize Region 2 of the CVA. 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 April 19, 2021, 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:
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Advice 4412-G/6140-E -5- March 30, 2021 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 Pursuant to General Order (GO) 96-B, Rule 5.1, and OP 13 of D. 20-08-046, this advice letter is submitted with a Tier 1 designation. PG&E requests that this Tier 1 advice submittal become effective upon date of submittal, which is March 30, 2021. 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 and the parties on the service list for R.18-04-019. 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 cc: Service List R.18-04-019
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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 U39M) 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: 1 Advice Letter (AL) #: 4412-G/6140-E Subject of AL: Annual Update regarding Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Climate Vulnerability Assessment 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.20-08-046 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: 3/30/21 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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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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