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  1. CPUC Public Agenda 3252Thursday, April 22, 2010, 10:00 a.m.300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles Commissioners: Michael R. Peevey Dian M. Grueneich John A. Bohn Timothy Alan SimonNancy E. Ryan www.cpuc.ca.gov

  2. Public Comment Any member of the public who wishes to address the CPUC about matters before the Commission, must first sign up with the Public Advisor before the meeting begins. Once called, at the discretion of the President of the CPUC, each speaker has up to 2 minutes. A sign will be posted when 1 minute remains. A bell will ring when time has expired. The following items are NOT subject to Public Comment: Item: 26 All items on the Closed Session Agenda

  3. Agenda Changes • Items shown on the Consent Agenda will be taken up and voted on as a group in one of the first items of business of each CPUC meeting. • Items on Today’s Consent Agenda are: 1, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 29, 30 & 31. • Any Commissioner, with consent of the other Commissioners, may request an item from the Regular Agenda be moved to the Consent Agenda prior to the meeting. • Items: 38 & 41 from the Regular Agenda have been added to the Consent Agenda. • Any Commissioner may request an item be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion on the Regular Agenda prior to the meeting. Items: 5, 8, 22, 24, 25 & 26 have been moved to the Regular Agenda. • Items: 40, 43, 45 & 48have been withdrawn. • The following items have been held to future Commission Meetings: • Held to 5/6/10: 2, 10, 13, 28, 33, 34, 35, 39, 42, 46, 51 & 53 • Held to 5/20/10: 3 & 4

  4. Regular Agenda • Each item on the Regular Agenda (and its alternate if any) will be introduced by the assigned Commissioner or CPUC staff and discussed before it is moved for a vote. • For each agenda item, a summary of the proposed action is included on the agenda; the CPUC’s decision may, however, differ from that proposed. • The complete text of every Proposed Decision or Draft Resolution is available for download on the CPUC’s website: www.cpuc.ca.gov. • Late changes to agenda items are available on the Escutia Table.

  5. Regular Agenda – Energy Orders Item #5 [9267] Southern California Gas Company Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity A09-07-014 Application of Southern California Gas Company to Amend its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Honor Rancho Natural Gas Storage Facility. Ratesetting Comr Simon/ALJ Smith ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Approves the Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) request to amend the Certificate • of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Honor Rancho natural gas storage facility (Facility) to • construct and operate the facilities to increase storage capacity at the Facility (Expansion Project). • Finds that the Expansion Project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality • Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guideline § 15301, and confirms the Commission’s preemptory • authority over conflicting local zoning regulations, ordinances, codes, or requirements. • Denies SoCalGas’ request for approval of the proposed revenue requirement for the Expansion • Project, and authorizes SoCalGas to establish the Honor Rancho Storage Memorandum Account to • record the cost to construct, operate, and maintain the Expansion Project, pending a Commission • decision in a future general rate case proceeding addressing the recovery of reasonable and • prudent costs associated with the Expansion Project. • Closes the proceeding. • ESTIMATED COST: • $48.9 million (plus ongoing incremental operations and maintenance costs).


  6. Regular Agenda – Transportation/Rail Safety Orders Item #8 [9302] Interim Decision Certifying Addendum to Final Environmental Impact Statement/Final Environmental Impact Report A06-12-005 , A06-12-020, A07-01-004, A07-01-017, A07-01-044, A07-02-007, A07-02-017, A07-03-004, A07-05-012, A07-05-013 - Related matters. In the Matter of the Application of the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority for an order authorizing the construction of a two-track at-grade crossing for the Exposition Boulevard Corridor Light Rail Transit Line across Jefferson Boulevard, Adams Boulevard, and 23rd Street, all three crossings located along Flower Street in the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, California. Ratesetting Comr Simon/ALJ Bushey ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Interim Decision certifies Addendum to Final Environmental Report. • ESTIMATED COST: • None.

  7. Regular Agenda – Energy Resolutions and Written Reports Item #22 [9344] Southern California Edison Company's Request to Establish a New Program That Will Provide Utility Bill Payment Assistance Res E-4327, Advice Letter 2448-E/U 338-E filed on March 8, 2010, and Supplemental Advice Letter 2448-E-A filed on March 12, 2010 - Related matters. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Approves Southern California Edison Company’s (SCE) Request to use up to $2 million of • California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE) Funds to Leverage Emergency Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. • ESTIMATED COST: • Authorizes use of up to $2 million from SCE’s CARE balancing account. • This amount is already funded through the Public Purpose Charge and this resolution does not increase SCE’s revenue requirements.

  8. Regular Agenda – Energy Resolutions and Written Reports Item #24 [9363] Southern California Gas Company's Request to Establish a New Program to Provide a One-Time Emergency Credit Res G-3446, Advice Letter 4086/ U 904-G-G filed on March 8, 2010 and Supplemental Advice Letter 4086-A/ U 904-G filed on March 15, 2010 - Related matters. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Approves Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) Request to Use up to $2 million of California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE) Funds to leverage Emergency Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. • ESTIMATED COST: • Authorizes use of up to $2 million from SoCalGas’ CARE balancing account. • This amount is already funded through the Public Purpose Charge and this • resolution does not increase SoCalGas’ revenue requirement.

  9. Regular Agenda – Energy Resolutions and Written Reports Item #25 [9364] San Diego Gas & Electric Company 's Request to Establish a New Program to Provide a One-Time Emergency Credit Res E-4328, Advice Letter 2151-E/1937-G filed on March 8, 2010 and Supplemental Advice Letter 2151-E-A/1937-G-A filed on March 15, 2010 - Related matters. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Approves San Diego Gas & Electric Company’s (SDG&E) request to use up to $1 million of • California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE) Funds to leverage Emergency Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. • ESTIMATED COST: • Authorizes use of up to $1 million from SDG&E’s CARE balancing accounts. • This amount is already funded through the Public Purpose Charge and this resolution does not increase SDG&E’s revenue requirements.

  10. Resolution E-4327, G-3446 & E-4328 (Items 22, 24 & 25) Approval to Utilize up to $2 Million in SCE CARE Funds, $2 Million in SoCalGas CARE Funds, and $1 Million in SDG&E CARE Funds to Leverage with the ARRA Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Funds Julie Fitch Energy Division Director April 22, 2010

  11. Background/Summary The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Funds: TANF is a block grant program to help move recipients into work, with the aim of moving them off welfare Under ARRA, an extra $5 billion in emergency funding over fiscal years 2009-2010 will be made available to TANF during the economic downturn The TANF emergency fund will provide a 4 to 1 match to IOU CARE funds ($4 in TANF funds for every $1 in CARE funds) The period for using this emergency assistance expires on September 30, 2010, unless extended (R.)10-02-005, which continues the Commission’s efforts to reduce the number of gas and electric utility service disconnections due to non-payment of bills by improving customer notification and education, required the investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to file Tier 3 advice letters to take advantage of the TANF Emergency Funds

  12. Objectives of the SCE, SoCalGas & SDG&E CARE/TANFProgram Proposals Objectives of the IOU proposed CARE/TANF Programs: Utilize up to a total of $25M towards the Utilities’ bill payment assistance programs Assist CARE and TANF qualifying families with their past due bill payments to help reduce and avoid service disconnections in the SCE, SoCalGas and SDG&E service territories The SCE, SoCalGas and SDG&E CARE/TANF programs will closely mirror PG&E’s CARE/TANF program approved by the Commission on April 8, 2010, in which up to $5M in PG&E’s CARE funds would be leveraged with a 4 to 1 match or $20M in TANF funds

  13. Funding of the CARE/TANF Program • TANF Funds are administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services • $5 Billion nationally in TANF Emergency Funds is available over fiscal years 2009-2010; $1.8 billion is available for California • Proposed Funding for 3 IOUs’ CARE/TANF Programs • $2 Million of SCE CARE Funds • $2 Million of SoCalGas CARE Funds • $1 Million of SDG&E CARE Funds • $20 Million or four times the amount in TANF Emergency Funds (combined for 3 Southern California IOUs) • Resulting in potentially $25 Million in total CARE/TANF Program Budget • Allocation of Administrative Funds • SCE is requesting 15% of total program costs in administrative costs • SoCalGas and SDG&E are requesting 15-20% of total program costs in administrative costs • 80% of administrative costs for each utility will be covered by TANF Funds

  14. Program Activities and Tentative Schedule April 30, 2010 State applies for TANF Emergency Funds on behalf of the counties to the Department of Health and Human Services May 2010 Department of Health and Human Services issues fund awards May– September 2010 The Salvation Army, or another program administrator selected by the IOU, distributes funds to eligible customers September 30, 2010 Program is projected to end, unless extended by the Federal Government

  15. For Further Information • CPUC Energy Division Technical Contact: Sarita Sarvate Program and Project Supervisor Low Income Programs Phone: (415) 703-5574 Email: sbs@cpuc.ca.gov

  16. Regular Agenda – Energy Resolutions and Written Reports Item #22 [9344] Southern California Edison Company's Request to Establish a New Program That Will Provide Utility Bill Payment Assistance Res E-4327, Advice Letter 2448-E/U 338-E filed on March 8, 2010, and Supplemental Advice Letter 2448-E-A filed on March 12, 2010 - Related matters. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Approves Southern California Edison Company’s (SCE) Request to use up to $2 million of • California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE) Funds to Leverage Emergency Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. • ESTIMATED COST: • Authorizes use of up to $2 million from SCE’s CARE balancing account. • This amount is already funded through the Public Purpose Charge and this resolution does not increase SCE’s revenue requirements.

  17. Regular Agenda – Energy Resolutions and Written Reports Item #24 [9363] Southern California Gas Company's Request to Establish a New Program to Provide a One-Time Emergency Credit Res G-3446, Advice Letter 4086/ U 904-G-G filed on March 8, 2010 and Supplemental Advice Letter 4086-A/ U 904-G filed on March 15, 2010 - Related matters. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Approves Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) Request to Use up to $2 million of California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE) Funds to leverage Emergency Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. • ESTIMATED COST: • Authorizes use of up to $2 million from SoCalGas’ CARE balancing account. • This amount is already funded through the Public Purpose Charge and this • resolution does not increase SoCalGas’ revenue requirement.

  18. Regular Agenda – Energy Resolutions and Written Reports Item #25 [9364] San Diego Gas & Electric Company 's Request to Establish a New Program to Provide a One-Time Emergency Credit Res E-4328, Advice Letter 2151-E/1937-G filed on March 8, 2010 and Supplemental Advice Letter 2151-E-A/1937-G-A filed on March 15, 2010 - Related matters. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Approves San Diego Gas & Electric Company’s (SDG&E) request to use up to $1 million of • California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE) Funds to leverage Emergency Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. • ESTIMATED COST: • Authorizes use of up to $1 million from SDG&E’s CARE balancing accounts. • This amount is already funded through the Public Purpose Charge and this resolution does not increase SDG&E’s revenue requirements.

  19. Regular Agenda - Energy Orders Item #26 [9365] The Witch/Rice and Guejito Fire Investigation Settlements I08-11-006, I08-11-007 - Related matters. Investigation on the Commission’s Own Motion into the Operations and Practices of San Diego Gas & Electric Company Regarding the Utility Facilities linked to the Witch and Rice Fires of October 2007. Adjudicatory Comr Simon/ALJ Reed ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Resolves the alleged violations related to the October 2007 Witch/Rice and Guejito Fire Investigation. • San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) will make a settlement payment of $14,350,000 to the General Fund of the State of California within 60 days after the issuance of the decision. • CoxCom Inc. and Cox California Telcom LLC will make a settlement payment of $2,000,000 within 60 days after the issuance of the decision. • SDG&E will reimburse the Consumer Protection and Safety Division (CPSD) up to an additional $400,000 in order to implement a computer work module designed to assist the CPSD in future utility safety audits and investigations. • SDG&E shall remit any unused balance of the $400,000 to the General Fund of the State of California at the direction of the CPSD. • Closes the Proceeding. • ESTIMATED COST: • Approximately several million dollars on an annual basis due to fire-related remedial measures under • the settlements.

  20. Regular Agenda – Energy Orders Item #32 [9195] Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Solar Photovoltaic A09-02-019 Application of Pacific Gas and Electric Company to Implement and Recover in Rates the Costs of its Photovoltaic Program. Ratesetting Comr Peevey/ALJ Ebke ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Adopts a new program to 500 Megawatts of photovoltaic facilities by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and independent power producers in PG&E’s service territory. • Closes the proceeding. • ESTIMATED COST: • Prices for utility-owned generation and power purchase agreements will be capped at the weighted average price of photovoltaic projects from PG&E’s 2009 renewables portfolio standard solicitation.

  21. Regular Agenda – Energy Orders Item #32a [9196] Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Solar Photovoltaic Program- Alternate of President Peevey A09-02-019 Application of Pacific Gas and Electric Company to Implement and Recover in Rates the Costs of its Photovoltaic Program. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • The Alternate Proposed Decision (APD) differs from the Proposed Decision (PD) in the following substantive ways: • The APD authorizes Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to recover the costs of up to 250 MW of utility owned generation (UOG) solar PV projects through cost-of-service ratemaking treatment. The APD adopts revised operations and maintenance (O&M) costs, and contingency amounts. With regard to PG&E’s O&M costs, the APD find that the cost estimates are reasonable however authorizes PG&E to collect only the actual costs it incurs. • The APD establishes a minimum performance standard whereby PG&E’s O&M costs will be subject to a reasonableness review should system performance fall, on average, below 80% of anticipated output. • The APD allows PG&E to pursue some limited number of UOG projects on roof-tops and/or sized less than 1 MW, provided these deployments constitute less that 5% of the overall authorized capacity. • Although the APD relies on the same competitive solicitation process as the PD for projects undertaken by independent power producers, the APD adopts a different cost cap for projects pursued for the PPA portion of the program. • The APD encourages PG&E to deploy UOG projects on utility owned land near its substations, however, unlike the PD, it does not require PG&E to file advice letters if it elects to pursue projects on land not currently owned by the utility or near a substation. • The APD requires independent project developers to make reasonable efforts to pay prevailing wage. • The APD adopts a cost savings incentive mechanism by which realized capital costs savings below an average capital cost of $3920 per kW over the life of the program are shared between ratepayers and shareholders, with 90% of the savings retained by ratepayers and 10% of the savings retained by PG&E shareholders. • The APD limits the number of undeployed MW on the UOG side of the program that PG&E may roll forward from any given year to a subsequent year to 10 MW.

  22. Regular Agenda – Energy Resolutions and Written Reports Item #36 [9316] Southern California Edison Company's Proposal to Delete Underground Equipment Res E-4329, Advice Letter 2334-E filed March 27, 2009 and Supplemental Advice Letter 2334-E-A Filed on March 12, 2010 - Related matters. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Approves, in part, and denies, in part, Southern California Edison Company’s (SCE) request to install distribution system terminal equipment (not including wires) above ground and not underground for new line and service extensions. • SCE’s request is approved for private premises, but is denied without prejudice with respect to public rights of way at this time. • If SCE wishes to propose amending its rules with respect to above-ground equipment in public rights of way, SCE is required to file an application for that purpose. • ESTIMATED COST: • None.

  23. Resolution E-4329 (Item 36) Approves SCE Tariff Revisions that Delete the Underground Option for Distribution Equipment in Limited Circumstances Julie Fitch Energy Division Director April 22, 2010

  24. Background/Summary Tariffs 2, 15, and 16 allows SCE to underground certain distribution equipment at the request of an applicant. SCE proposed that future applications only consider above-ground installation. Currently, tariffs allow an applicant to request the undergrounding of certain distribution equipment (such as transformers, switches, capacitors and junction bars). The cost of underground placement of distribution equipment is paid by the applicant. Only 20% of distribution equipment service applications' request underground placement. Above-ground equipment (pad mount transformers) are already standard for residential areas based on prior Commission policy and decisions. Maintenance of underground equipment is more expensive than above ground. Underground equipment potentially posses a larger worker safety issue.

  25. Objectives of SCE’s Tariff Revision Proposal Objectives of SCE’s proposed tariff revisions to their Above Ground/ Under Ground Program for distribution equipment: Reduce difficult installation and maintenance procedures caused by underground installation of distribution equipment in enclosed spaces. Reduce electric service outages that last longer because it takes more time to locate and repair them. Reduce the use of complex safety procedures required for underground vault entry, such as hot scans for hot spots and testing for gases. Eliminate trucking of water or contaminants that collect in underground vaults.

  26. Protests and Comments • Numerous local government representatives protested SCE’s proposal due to concerns with public access, adherence to local ordinances, and aesthetics • Prior version of resolution was circulated for public comment but remained controversial • The Commission encouraged SCE to address local concerns during a November 2009 workshop in Los Angeles • SCE re-filed a modified advice letter with a more limited proposal in March 2010 • New Resolution mailed for public comment; numerous changes and clarifications made in response to comments from local government representatives and SCE

  27. Resolution Conclusions • Resolution E- 4329 only authorizes the modification of tariffs 2, 15, and 16 to delete the option for undergrounding of distribution equipment in the following limited circumstances: • New construction for privately owned property (not public property or public rights of way as defined in Resolution). • Change in use or occupancy for privately owned property. • On public property or in public rights of way with agreement of the local public authority on a case by case basis. • Tariff changes are effective 90 days after Commission approval of this resolution. • If SCE wishes to propose deletion of underground option for any other circumstances, a formal application must be filed.

  28. Regular Agenda – Energy Resolutions and Written Reports Item #36 [9316] Southern California Edison Company's Proposal to Delete Underground Equipment Res E-4329, Advice Letter 2334-E filed March 27, 2009 and Supplemental Advice Letter 2334-E-A Filed on March 12, 2010 - Related matters. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Approves, in part, and denies, in part, Southern California Edison Company’s (SCE) request to install distribution system terminal equipment (not including wires) above ground and not underground for new line and service extensions. • SCE’s request is approved for private premises, but is denied without prejudice with respect to public rights of way at this time. • If SCE wishes to propose amending its rules with respect to above-ground equipment in public rights of way, SCE is required to file an application for that purpose. • ESTIMATED COST: • None.

  29. Regular Agenda – Energy Resolutions and Written Reports Item #37 [9317] Establishment of a Schedule for Local Government Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program Res E-4283, Pacific Gas and Electric Company Advice Letter (AL) 3476-E, filed on June 25th, 2009, San Diego Gas and Electric Company AL 2092-E, filed on June 10th, 2009, Southern California Edison Company AL 2351-E, filed on June 10th, 2009 - Related matters. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Within seven days, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Edison Company will re-file tariffs called “Schedule for Local Government Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer (RES-BCT)” to comply with this Resolution and Public Utilities Code 2830. The original proposed tariffs are adopted with modifications below. • The revised tariffs will specify that participation under this code will not affect California Solar Initiative/Self-Generation Incentive Program eligibility, that customers cannot take net energy metering service in conjunction with RES-BCT, and that credits will be valued at the generation-only rate. • Some protests are rejected for being outside the scope of this Resolution. • ESTIMATED COST: • None.

  30. Resolution E- 4283 (Item 37) Tariffs Compliant with PU Code 2830 relating to Establishment of a Schedule for Local Government Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program Or Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer (RES-BCT) Tariffs Julie Fitch Energy Division Director April 22, 2010

  31. RES-Bill Credit Transfer (BCT) Tariffs Background:Public Utilities Code 2830, established by AB 2466 (Laird, 2008), requires utilities to establish a tariff which allows local government entities to generate electricity at a primary account and transfer any excess credits to another ‘benefiting’ account so long as both facilities are owned or operated by the same local government. Eligibility: Any ‘Local government’, defined as a city and or county, political subdivision, school district, or UC or CSU campus may participate in RES-BCT. • Joint powers authorities and state agencies are not eligible.

  32. Statutory Requirements Generating systems limited to 1 MW capacity Bill credits are valued at the generation component of the Time of Use (TOU) rate Benefiting Account must receive service under a TOU schedule Electricity exported by the local government may not be sold Remaining credits are carried over to the next month, but expire at the end of 12 months Local government must give 60 days advance notice before operation, within 30 days utility must file an advice letter with the CPUC, CPUC must respond within 30 days Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) associated with energy remain property of the generators Statewide, there is a limit of 250 MW allocated as follows: 50% SCE, 48% PG&E, 8% SDG&E Local government is responsible for metering and interconnection CPUC is responsible for preventing RES-BCT from shifting costs to bundled service customers IOU is responsible for maintaining transmission and distribution infrastructure and billing

  33. Advice Letters (ALs) Filed • The three IOUs filed ALs in June of 2009 as follows: • By PG&E Advice Letter (AL) 3476-E • By SDG&E AL 2092-E • By SCE AL 2351-E • Key components of the Advice Letter proposals: • Bill credits are calculated based on the time-of-use generation component of the electricity usage charge of the Generating Account, excluding the Department of Water Resources (DWR) surcharges, if any • Participating generating facilities in PG&E and SCE territories are not allowed to take service under a NEM tariff, this issue is unclear in SDG&E territory • The local government is required to establish allocation percentages and or Benefiting Accounts no more than once per year • Specifically in the case of PG&E, the number of Benefiting Accounts is limited to 50 for each Arrangement to minimize administrative burden • Administration and implementation costs will be covered via monthly fees to the Generating and Benefiting Accounts

  34. Protests to Advice Letters Protests were filed by the following: The Solar Alliance Community Renewable Solutions City of San Jose City of San Diego Key issues disputed were: Eligibility for California Solar Initiative and Self Generation Incentive Program Participation in Net Energy Metering Administration & Implementation fees RPS Standards for eligible technologies Participation in Critical Peak Pricing tariffs Schedule DG-R (San Diego) Several other miscellaneous technical issues 34

  35. Resolution Conclusions • Eligibility for California Solar Initiative and Self Generation Incentive Program • Program eligibility is outside the scope of these tariffs • Net Energy Metering participation • A Generating Account customer can take service under either a NEM tariff or a RES-BCT tariff, but not both • Administration & Implementation fees • The utilities may charge a one-time set up fee per Generating Account of up to $500, and a maximum $30 monthly administration fee • Eligible Technologies • RPS Standards will be used and interpreted to refer to technologies, not the manner in which they are installed (any restrictions of distributed generation projects shall be disregarded) • Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) participation • Generating and Benefiting Accounts may participate in CPP service • Schedule DG-R (San Diego) • Benefiting Accounts are not allowed to take service under SDG&E’s DG-R rate

  36. Regular Agenda – Energy Resolutions and Written Reports Item #37 [9317] Establishment of a Schedule for Local Government Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program Res E-4283, Pacific Gas and Electric Company Advice Letter (AL) 3476-E, filed on June 25th, 2009, San Diego Gas and Electric Company AL 2092-E, filed on June 10th, 2009, Southern California Edison Company AL 2351-E, filed on June 10th, 2009 - Related matters. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • PROPOSED OUTCOME: • Within seven days, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Edison Company will re-file tariffs called “Schedule for Local Government Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer (RES-BCT)” to comply with this Resolution and Public Utilities Code 2830. The original proposed tariffs are adopted with modifications below. • The revised tariffs will specify that participation under this code will not affect California Solar Initiative/Self-Generation Incentive Program eligibility, that customers cannot take net energy metering service in conjunction with RES-BCT, and that credits will be valued at the generation-only rate. • Some protests are rejected for being outside the scope of this Resolution. • ESTIMATED COST: • None.

  37. Regular Agenda – Legislative and Other Matters Item #44 [9361] Energy: Solar Energy Systems AB 2296 (Saldana) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This bill would allow Solar Energy Systems eligible for solar rebates to be located on “near-site” locations. (Leg Subcommittee Recommendation: Oppose)

  38. Regular Agenda – Legislative and Other Matters Item #47 [9354] Charter-party Carriers of Passengers AB 2572 (Bradford) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This bill would eliminate the requirement that a charter-party carrier renew its operating authority every three years. (Legislative Subcommittee Recommendation: Support With Amends)

  39. Regular Agenda – Legislative and Other Matters Item #49 [9359] Telecommunications Universal Service Programs: California Advanced Services Fund SB 1040 (Padilla) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This bill would extend the current California Advanced Services Fund program for 5 more years and authorize $125 million to the program. (Legislative Subcommittee Recommendation: Support/Co-sponsor)

  40. Regular Agenda – Legislative and Other Matters Item #50 [9356] Gas and Electric Utility Service: Master-meter Customers SB 1097 (Strickland) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This bill will create new monitoring requirements for the investor-owned utilities' purchases for master-metered mobile home parks. (Legislative Subcommittee Recommendation: Oppose)

  41. Regular Agenda – Legislative and Other Matters Item #52 [9358] Electricity: Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles SB 1437 (Kehoe) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This bill requires the Commission to determine by July 2011 for each class of ratepayers, the portion of billings that are used for subsidizing electricity for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles. (Legislative Subcommittee Recommendation: Support w/Amends)

  42. Commissioners’ Reports

  43. Management Reports

  44. The CPUC Thanks YouFor Attending Today’s Meeting The Public Meeting is adjourned. The next Public Meeting will be: May 6, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.