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Imbalance Trading Via Fax

The INSIDEtracc Imbalance Trading Tool provides a number of features to help minimize your time and maximize your efficiency when trading imbalances. If, however, you choose to continue to submit your imbalance trades by fax, please keep in mind the following processing guidelines:

  • Be aware of the time schedule
  • Make sure you are authorized
  • Submit completed forms

Be aware of the time schedule

For trades submitted to Pacific Gas and Electric Company any day prior to the imbalance trade deadline day:

  1. If your trade is submitted by noon (PT), Pacific Gas and Electric Company will fax you a confirmation by 5:00 PM (PT)
  2. If your trade is submitted after noon, Pacific Gas and Electric Company will fax you a confirmation by noon the next business day

For trades submitted to Pacific Gas and Electric Company by 5:00 PM (PT) on the imbalance trade deadline day:

  1. Pacific Gas and Electric Company will fax you a confirmation by the close of business on the next business day

Make sure you are authorized

Please remember that Pacific Gas and Electric Company can accept cumulative imbalance trades only from the following authorized parties:

  1. The noncore end-user at whose meter the cumulative imbalance was created;
  2. The core transport agent responsible for the cumulative imbalance of a core aggregation group;
  3. A balancing agent who has executed a Noncore Balancing Aggregation Agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company and has submitted signed Exhibit A's for a group of noncore customers; or
  4. A nominating marketer who has been designated on the Exhibit C to a noncore end-use customer's Natural Gas Service Agreement as having the right to trade imbalances for that customer.

Submit completed forms

Pacific Gas and Electric Company will accept only fully completed trades with both sides of the trade reflected on the trade form. Each trade should reflect the original source and the ultimate destination of the trade: please do not submit trade forms showing intermediate trades.