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OFO/EFO Compliance

Customer Actions for Compliance (Refer to Gas Rule 14)

  • Customers required to balance supply and usage on a daily basis
  • Daily imbalance must be within specified OFO tolerance band

Method to Determine Compliance

  • Noncore customers with Automated Meter Reading (AMR) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Utility Electric Generation Department: compliance based on actual daily metered use
  • Noncore customers without AMR: compliance based on Average Daily Quantity (ADQ) specified in Natural Gas Service Agreement (NGSA)
  • Core Procurement Groups: compliance based on the determined usage forecast (same-day forecast) on the day of the OFO
  • California Production Balancing Agreement holders: compliance based on scheduled nominations and actual daily production deliveries

Charges for Noncompliance

  • Noncore customers with AMR and Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Utility Electric Generation: charges based on actual daily metered usage
  • Noncore customers without AMR: charges based on ADQ or actual daily metered usage, whichever results in a lesser charge
  • Core Procurement Groups: OFO noncompliance charges are based on the determined usage forecast (same-day forecast) on the day of the OFO. For EFOs, however, if the end of flow day core demand (day-after) forecast would result in a lower EFO noncompliance charge, the day-after forecast will be used instead of the same-day forecast.
  • California Production Balancing Agreement holders: charges based on scheduled nominations and actual daily production deliveries

For further information regarding OFOs, please visit our Introduction to OFOs page.