Reports on Utility Costs

Safety Spending Accountability Reports

The Commission exercises oversight of utility safety spending in various ways.  In Action Item 5 of the Safety Action Plan Update, the Commission established that Energy Division would review the companies' spending on safety-related activities which had been approved in prior rate cases.  So far, Energy Division has conducted Spending Accountability Reports for PG&E (reviewing spending in 2015) and for SCE (reviewing spending in 2015). In Ordering Paragraph 11 of the Test Year 2016 Sempra (SoCal Gas and SDG&E) GRC decision, the Commission ordered the company to file reports covering spending in discrete safety-related areas.  The company filed the 2014 and 2015 Spending Report on June 30, 2017 and the 2016 Spending Report on October 6, 2017. 

Reports to the Legislature

Sections 910 through 920 of the Public Utilities Code require various reports for the Commission to provide to the California Legislature.  Two of these reporting requirements are noted below.

Section 913 (established pursuant to Assembly Bill 67, 2005) requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to prepare a written report on the costs of programs and activities conducted by the four major electric and gas companies regulated by the CPUC. This legislation was enacted in part to determine the effect of various legislative and administrative mandates, and also to provide more transparency into factors driving electric and gas rates. Here are links to recent annual reports. 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Section 913.1 (established pursuant to Senate Bill 695, 2009) requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to publish a report with recommendations for actions that can be undertaken during the succeeding 12 months to limit utility cost and rate increases, consistent with the state's energy and environmental goals. Section 913.1 also requires the CPUC to direct the investor owned utilities (IOUs or utilities) to report on measures that the IOUs recommend be taken to limit cost and rate increases, and those reports are attached to this document. Here are links to recent annual reports. 2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016

FERC Form 1s

In addition to their annual reports to shareholders, electric utilities file annual reports in a format prescribed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  For user convenience, recent reports have been downloaded and are linked below:

Executive Compensation and Outside Donations

General Order (GO) No. 77-M, requires electric and gas public utilities with gross annual operating revenues of $1 billion or more to submit compensation data annually to the CPUC.  The data must cover all Executive Officers and any other employees who received a base salary of $250,000 or more per annum, as well as all other employees who received a base salary of $125,000 or more per annum.  An independent auditor verifies in a letter accompanying the report that all elements of total compensation are fully disclosed, clearly described, and comprehensive. The reports also contain information on dues, subscriptions, and donations paid to outside organizations.  Here are links to recent reports.


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