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NOTICE OF PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY’S REQUEST TO CHANGE RATES FOR ITS GT&S CAPITAL EXPENDITURES APPLICATION (A.20-07-020)
Acronyms you need to know
PG&E: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
CPUC: California Public Utilities Commission
GT&S: Gas Transmission & Storage
On July 31, 2020, PG&E filed its GT&S Capital Expenditures Application with the CPUC. The application requests $416.3 million in revenue related to investments in GT&S facilities made during the years 2011–2014. If approved, PG&E will collect this amount in gas rates beginning April 2021.
“Capital expenditures” is an accounting term describing a type of cost spent on projects that are necessary to safely operate and maintain PG&E’s utility system. In 2016, the CPUC ordered a review of the reasonableness of certain GT&S capital expenditures incurred by PG&E between 2011–2014. The review was completed in June 2020 and PG&E is now requesting recovery of the costs found reasonable.
PG&E is proposing to spread most of the increase over 36 months, or 3 years, to minimize the impact to customer rates.
How will the application affect gas rates?
Bundled gas customers receive transmission, distribution, and procurement services from PG&E.
Based on rates currently in effect, the gas bill for a typical residential customer averaging 32 therms per month would increase from $53.81 to $55.02, or $1.21 and 2.23% in 2022.
Detailed rate information will be sent directly to customers in a bill insert during August and September. Actual impacts will vary depending on usage and are subject to CPUC regulatory approval.
This application will be assigned to a CPUC Administrative Law Judge, who will consider proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process. The CPUC Administrative Law Judge will issue a proposed decision which may adopt PG&E’s application, modify or deny it. Any CPUC Commissioner may sponsor an alternate decision with a different outcome. The proposed decision, and any alternate decisions, will be discussed and voted upon by the CPUC Commissioners at a public CPUC Voting Meeting.
Parties to the proceeding are currently reviewing PG&E’s application, including the Public Advocates Office, which is an independent consumer advocate within the CPUC that represents customers to obtain the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. For more information, please call
1-415-703-1584, email [email protected] or visit PublicAdvocates.cpuc.ca.gov.
Your participation by providing your thoughts on PG&E’s request can help the CPUC make an informed decision.
Where can I get more information?
If you have questions about PG&E’s filing, please contact PG&E at 1-800-743-5000. For TTY, call
If you would like a copy of the filing and exhibits, please write to the address below:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
GT&S Capital Expenditures Application 2011-2014 (A.20-07-020)
P.O. Box 7442
San Francisco, CA 94120
You may also get information about this proceeding by contacting the CPUC.
- If you would like to make a comment, please visit cpuc.ca.gov/A2007020Comment to submit a comment on the CPUC Docket Card, which is where documents related to the proceeding are accessible. You can also review other public comments related to this proceeding.
- If you have questions about CPUC processes, you may contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office.
Email: [email protected]
Public Advisor’s Office
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Call: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free)
For TTY, call 1-866-836-7825 (toll-free)
Please reference GT&S Capital Expenditures Application 2011-2014 (A.20-07-020) in any communications you have with the CPUC regarding this matter.