2019 PG&E Gas Transmission and Storage

Background

Approximately every four years, PG&E files an Application with the CPUC requesting funding approval for its Gas Transmission and Storage operations including its Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan safety projects and costs within their Gas Transmission and Storage rate case application.

PG&E Application

On November 17, 2017, PG&E filed its 2019 Gas Transmission and Storage (GT&S) Application with the CPUC requesting to increase its customers’ rate for the period from 2019 to 2021.

PG&E requests to increase its revenue requirements over present levels:

  • 2019: $267 million (21%) increase over 2018 authorized rates.
  • 2020: $130 million (8.3%) increase over 2019.
  • 2021: $188 million (9.6%) increase over 2020.
  • 2022: Optional third test year with a $26 million (1.0%) increase over 2021.
  • Total: Cumulative $1.25 billion increase over 3 years, or $1.86 billion with 2022 test year.

 

Hearings

Public Participation Hearings are being held from June to July 2018.

Evidentiary Hearings will be held from September 17, 2018 to October 9, 2018.

ORA Recommendations

ORA recommends a 4-year cumulative revenue requirement increase of $893 million, that will allow for necessary PG&E safety and reliability improvements. ORA recommends the CPUC reject nearly a third of PG&E’s 4-year cumulative increase request. ORA instead recommends this more reasonable revenue requirement, that would decrease rather than increase the average residential customer’s bill:

  • 2019: $85 million (6.5%) increase over 2018 authorized rates.
  • 2020: $94 million (6.8%) increase.
  • 2021: $121 million (8.2%) increase.
  • 2022: $28 million (1.7%) increase.

See ORA's:

June 29, 2018 Testimony.

Proceeding Status

See the Proceeding docket.

Other Resources

ORA Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plans Portal