The Commission exercises oversight of utility risk spending in various ways.  In February 2016, the Commission updated its Safety Action Plan and established that the Energy Division would review the spending on safety-related activities of electric and gas utilities which had been approved in prior general rate cases (GRCs).  The Energy Division prepared reports for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) but transitioned to issuing compliance letters in response to the revised rate case plan.  The revised rate case plan, adopted by Commission Decision (D.)14-12-025, sets new reporting requirements within a risk-based decision-making GRC framework.  These requirements were refined in D.19-04-020 closing the consolidated Safety Model Assessment proceeding (A.15-05-002 et al.) as well as in various GRC decisions.

Energy Division's 2021 Risk Spending Accountability Report Schedule

Energy Division's 2022 Risk Spending Accountability Report Schedule 

PG&E

PG&E began submitting spending reports in 2011 in compliance with the 2011 GRC (D.11-05-018) and modified these reports in 2017 in compliance with the settlement agreement adopted in the 2017 GRC (D.17-05-013).

The Energy Division prepared its Safety Action report on 2014 and 2015 spending and transitioned to issuing compliance letters for 2016 that analyze recorded and authorized spending on safety-related activities and described any significant deviations. On March 30, 2020, PG&E filed its 2019 RSAR in accordance to the new reporting requirements set forth in D.19-04-020.

PG&E Risk Spending Accountability Reports
Record Year
Filing Date
Utility Report
Data Request Response
Energy Division Response
Comments
 2014 March 30 2015
Budget Report
  Safety Action Plan Report
 
 2015 March 31 2015
Budget Report
   
 2016 March 30 2017
Budget Report
  Compliance Letter
 
 2017 March 30 2018
Spending Report
   
 2018 March 29 2019
Spending Report
   
 2019 March 30 2020
Spending Report
  Compliance Letter
 
 2020 March 31 2021
2020 RSAR
2020 Data Request Response

Extension

Compliance Letter

 
2021  March 31 2022  2021 RSAR       

 

SCE

In May 2017, the Energy Division prepared its Safety Action Plan report on 2015 spending.  Like its report on PG&E, the Energy Division analyzed recorded and authorized spending on safety-related activities and described any significant deviations.  In 2018, SCE began filing annual reports starting with the 2016 year. The new reporting requirements of the revised rate case plan will take effect in 2021.

SCE Risk Spending Accountability Reports
Record Year
Filing Date
Utility Report
Data Request Response
Energy Division Response
Comments
2015 --
--

Safety Action Plan Report

2016-17 March 14 2019
Interim Report

Compliance Letter

2018 July 23 2019
Interim Report1

Compliance Letter

2019 June 1 2020
2019 RSAR

Compliance Letter

2020 April 1 2021
2020 RSAR

Compliance Letter Cal Advocates

14042-E (Part of 1 of 1)

SDG&E and SoCalGas

SDG&E and SoCalGas submitted interim spending reports for Record Years 2014, 2015 and 2016 in compliance with 2016 GRC decision (D.16-06-054).  The reports compared spending on a limited set of risk mitigation projects.  In 2019, the utilities filed a spending accountability reports for 2017 and 2018.  The new reporting requirements of the revised rate case plan will take effect in 2019 and the utilities filed their 2019 report on March 31, 2020 and provided a revised report on June 26, 2020.

SDG&E/SoCalGas Risk Spending Accountability Reports
Record Year
Filing Date
Utility Report
Data Request Response
Energy Division Response
Comments
2014-15 June 31 2017
Interim Report

Compliance Letter

2016-17 October 6 2017
Interim Report


2017 February 28 2019
Interim Report

Compliance Letter

2018 September 30 2019
Interim Report2
2018 Report Responses

2019 March 31 2020
Revised 2019 RSAR
2019 Report Responses

ED's Request for Extension

Executive Director's Approval

Letter to Dan Skopec

UWUA Response

TURN Comments

POC Comments

2020 March 30 2021
2020 RSAR

Compliance Letter

Attachment A Errata


 

Small Multi-Jurisdictional Utilities

Decision 19-04-020 adopted similar reporting and schedule requirements for the small or multi-jurisdictional utilities

The Commission issued Decision 20-02-025 for PacifiCorp’s 2019 GRC application (A.18-04-002) on February 6, 2020.

PacifiCorp Risk Spending Accountability Reports
Record Year
Filing Date
Utility Report
Data Request Response
Energy Division Response
Comments
2018 June 17 2019
Interim Report3

Compliance Letter

2019 June 30 2020
2019 RSAR

Compliance Letter

2020 June 30 2021 2020 RSAR      

 

The Commission issued Decision 20-08-030 for Liberty Utilities' 2019 GRC application (A18-04-002) on September 2, 2020.
 
Liberty Risk Spending Accountability Reports
Record Year
Filing Date
Utility Report
Data Request Response
Energy Division Response
Comments
2018 April 14 2020
Amended Interim Report4

Compliance Letter

2019 June 30 2020
2019 RSAR

Compliance Letter

2020 June 30 2021 2020 RSAR      

 

Bear Valley filed its 2018 GRC application (A.17-05-004) on May 1, 2017.  Decision 19-08-027 required Bear Valley to file a report for 2018 due by October 21, 2019.
 
Bear Valley Risk Spending Accountability Reports
Record Year
Filing Date
Utility Report
Data Request Response
Energy Division Response
Comments
2018 October 14 2019
Interim Report

Compliance Letter

2019 May 14 2020
2019 RSAR

Compliance Letter

2020 March 31 2021 2020 RSAR      

 

Southwest Gas is expected to file their report for 2018 by November 1, 2019.
 
SWG Risk Spending Accountability Reports
Record Year
Filing Date
Utility Report
Data Request Response
Energy Division Response
Comments
2018 November 8 2019
Interim Report5

N/A

 

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