2017 Pacific Gas and Electric
General Rate Case
September 1, 2015, PGE filed an Application
with the CPUC requesting to increase its revenue requirement. On February 22,
2016, PGE submitted its updated
request to increase its revenue requirement for 2017 - 2019:
$333 million (4.2%)
Additional $469 million (5.7%)
Additional $368 million (4.2%)
$2.3 billion cumulative revenue increase from 2017 - 2019
indicates that the key reasons for the increase include:
costs of delivering energy safely and providing responsive customer service.
investments to replace aging infrastructure.
additions needed to serve more energy load based on customer demand.
of costs for depreciation associated with capital investments.
of complying with governmental regulations and orders.
breakdown by Gas and Electric.
Utility Bill Impacts
estimates that 2017 non-CARE residential customer bill impacts, compared to
2015, would be:
(500 kWh/mo avg usage) = $1.99 (2.23%) increase per month
(34 therms/mo avg usage) = $0.88 (1.72%) increase per month
performed an in-depth analysis of PGE's request and finds that PGE needs the
following revenue requirement to operate its system safely and reliably:
$85 million decrease (1.1%)
$274 million increase (3.5%)
Additional $283 million increase (3.5%)
$576 million cumulative revenue increase from 2017 - 2019
proposes a 4-year (2017-2020) general rate case term, with a 3.5% revenue
increase in 2020.
ORA specifically recommends that the CPUC should:
ratepayer funding of Short-Term Incentive Plan payouts ($90 million
50/50 shareholder/ratepayer funding of two Supplemental Pension Plans which
provide benefits to highly-paid management employees ($3 million
recovery of certain record-keeping expenses in this GRC which PGE already
received funding in its 2014 GRC ($21 million difference).
accrual rates (depreciation) for negative net salvage ($80 million
PGE’s proposal to close 26 local offices, as the estimated $3 million in
savings does not outweigh the customer benefits in serving the local
community through those 26 offices.
ORA estimates that 2017 non-CARE residential customer bill impacts, compared
to 2015, would be:
(500 kWh/mo avg usage) = $0.09 (0.10%) decrease per month
(34 therms/mo avg usage) = $0.35 (0.68%) decrease per month
ORA's April 8, 2016 Testimony.
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