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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

April 1, 2021

Advice 6145-E
(Pacific Gas and Electric Company ID U 39 E)

Public Utilities Commission of the State of California

2021 Energy Resource Recovery Account Trigger Amount

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hereby submits its annual advice letter
calculating the Energy Resource Recovery Account (ERRA) trigger amount for 2021,
pursuant to Decisions (D.) 02-10-062, D.04-01-050, D.04-12-048, and D.15-05-008.
Purpose and Background
The purpose of this advice letter is to establish PG&E’s 2021 ERRA trigger amount in
compliance with Public Utilities Code Section 454.5(d)(3); and D.02-10-062, D.04-01-050,
D.04-12-048, and D.15-05-008.
In D.02-10-062, the California Public Utilities Commission (Commission or CPUC)
established a “trigger” mechanism to comply with the Public Utilities Code Section
454.5(d)(3) requirement that “any overcollection or undercollection in the power
procurement balancing account does not exceed 5 percent of the electrical corporation’s
actual recorded generation revenues for the prior calendar year excluding revenues
collected for the Department of Water Resources.”1 In D.04-01-050, the Commission
ordered the utilities to submit their ERRA trigger amount advice letters on or before April 1
of each year.
ERRA Trigger Calculation
Pursuant to D.02-10-062, the 4 percent trigger requires PG&E to file an expedited
application requesting approval within 60 days should the balance reach or exceed the
5 percent threshold of prior year recorded generation revenues. PG&E’s 2021 ERRA
trigger amount or 4 percent of the actual recorded generation revenues for the prior
calendar year is $218.6 million. PG&E’s 2021 ERRA threshold amount or 5 percent of
the actual recorded generation revenues for the prior calendar year is $273 million.


D.02-10-062, p. 54 (quoting Pub. Util. Code § 454.5(d)(3)).


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Advice 6145-E -2- April 1, 2021 Consistent with PG&E’s previous annual ERRA trigger submittals, this year’s calculation is based on generation revenues that PG&E records in various balancing accounts, including the ERRA, the Portfolio Allocation Balancing Account (PABA), the Modified Transition Cost Balancing Account (MTCBA), the New System Generation Balancing Account (NSGBA), and the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Balancing Account (GTSRBA).2 These balancing accounts include fuel and electric procurement costs, ongoing competition transition costs, capital and non-fuel operating costs in PG&E’s existing generation asset base, cost allocation mechanism costs, and expenses PG&E incurred to procure renewable generation resources for customers participating in the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program. The 2020 revenues from these regulatory accounts and the corresponding 2021 trigger amount are shown below: 2020 ERRA Revenues (including TBCC revenue & AB920 credit) 2020 Uncapped PABA Revenues 2020 PUBA Revenues 2020 MTCBA Revenues 2020 NSGBA Revenues 2020 GTSRBA Revenues Total 2020 Generation Revenues, excluding DWR 2021 ERRA Trigger (4% of total 2020 revenue) 2021 ERRA Threshold Amount (5% of total 2020 revenue) 2,707,173,542.33 2,638,565,367.26 (247,158,483.32) 76,739,955.87 282,683,813.00 8,367,737.00 $5,466,371,932 $218,654,877 $273,318,597 Conclusion PG&E requests that the Commission approve $218.6 million as PG&E’s 2021 ERRA trigger amount and $273 million as PG&E’s 2021 ERRA threshold amount. PG&E also requests that this 2021 trigger amount and threshold amount remain in effect until the Commission adopts the 2022 trigger amount and threshold amount, to be submitted by advice letter on or before April 1, 2022. The submittal would not increase any current rate or charge, cause the withdrawal of service, or conflict with any rate schedule or rule. 2 Starting in May 2020, PG&E began recording the PCIA revenue shortfall that exceeded the adopted departed load customer PCIA rate cap, to the PCIA Undercollection Balancing Account (PUBA). The generation revenues recorded in this balancing account have been included in the 2021 ERRA trigger calculation. Please see PG&E’s annual ERRA Forecast application for a full description of these balancing accounts.
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Advice 6145-E -3- April 1, 2021 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 21, 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: 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).
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Advice 6145-E -4- April 1, 2021 Effective Date PG&E requests that this Tier 1 advice letter become effective upon date of submittal, which is April 1, 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 A.20-07-002. 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 A.20-07-002
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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: 1 Advice Letter (AL) #: 6145-E Subject of AL: 2021 Energy Resource Recovery Account Trigger Amount 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 #: D.02-10-062, D.04-01-050, D.04-12-048, and D.15-05-008 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: 4/1/21 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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