The TMDL tariff is intended to recover CPUC approved non-bypassable charges from customers who choose to switch their electric service from PG&E to a Publicly Owned Utility (POU).
PLEASE NOTE: A POU is any public entity that qualifies as a local, publicly owned electric utility under Public Utilities Code section 9604. A municipal utility district or an irrigation district is a POU.
Get more information about TMDL. Download Electric Rate Schedule E-TMDL (PDF, 178KB).
You might receive bills for non-bypassable charges after you stop receiving electric service from PG&E.
If you want to start getting electric service from a POU, you must notify us.
Your notice must include:
You can choose to have your charges based on:
PG&E sends a TMDL non-bypassable charge statement to you within 20 days of receiving your written notice.
Departing load charges involve costs related to the California energy crisis and electric industry restructuring. Historically, these charges were included in bundled service bills. Following are departing load charges that may apply:
Depending on certain conditions, you may be exempt from one or more departing load charges. The following exemptions might apply.
These exceptions are available on an annual first-come, first-served basis, if any of the entities referenced do not use the allotted annual DWR or PCIA exceptions.
You can apply for this exception if all of the following statements are true:
The following entities qualify for leftover exceptions:
When determining the assignment of any unused portion of the allotted exception, the bypass report mandates the priority of loads transferred from PG&E bundled service.
Customers that stop or reduce service before January 1, 2000 are exempt from the RA Charge and ECRA Charge. Customers that departed from a location that, as of December 19, 2003, was no longer part of the PG&E service area are exempt from the RA Charge and ECRA Charge.
PG&E issues monthly bills in accordance with the provisions of Electric Rate Schedule E-TMDL. Customers are required to pay departing load charges in full to PG&E within 20 days of the bill’s receipt.
If you believe that the TMDL non-bypassable charge statement doesn’t comply with the terms and conditions provided for in Schedule E-TMDL, you must notify PG&E in writing within 20 days after receiving the statement.
Further information about the dispute resolution process is located in Section 3.e. of Schedule E-TMDL.