Core Gas Aggregation Service

Any combination of core customer gas accounts (commercial and/or residential customers) can be aggregated into a Core Transport Group and qualify for core gas aggregation service.

Customer Participation

  • All 3.5 million core customers, with a total load of almost 300,000,000 Dth/year, are eligible. There is no maximum amount of load or number of customers who can participate in the program.
  • Please see PG&E's Core Gas Aggregation - Core Transport AgentsThis link will open in a new window page for more information about customer choices, or to view a list of gas suppliers

Group Size

  • Aggregators must have a group of customers whose load totals at least 120,000 therms/year

Supply Pricing

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company's pricing for its fully-bundled core service is recalculated each month based on current market conditions. Utility supply includes intrastate transmission costs as well as a $0.024/Dth brokerage fee and shrinkage. These supply costs are subtracted from the customer's otherwise applicable rate and are subject to an aggregator's competitive pricing.

Interstate and Intrastate Capacity

  • Three times each year aggregators have the opportunity to accept a pro rata share of the core's reserved transmission capacities on the Redwood and Baja paths (intrastate) and on the interstate and Canadian pipelines, as shown below. Aggregators pay the same rates as Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Core Procurement Department.

PG&E Core Gas Supply Firm Capacity Contracts

Pipeline Capacity
July - October 2019 November 2019 - February 2020
Gas Transmission Northwest 279,968 Dth/d 279,968 Dth/d
Gas Transmission Northwest 2 80,000 Dth/d 80,000 Dth/d
Foothills Pipe Lines 386,355 GJ/d 386,355 GJ/d
NOVA Gas Transmission 303,587 GJ/d 303,587 GJ/d
NOVA Gas Transmission 2 86,750 GJ/d 86,750 GJ/d
Ruby Pipeline 250,000 Dth/d 250,000 Dth/d
PG&E Redwood Annual G-AFT 605,088 Dth/d 605,088 Dth/d
PG&E Baja Annual G-AFT 182,000 Dth/d 182,000 Dth/d
PG&E Baja Seasonal G-SFT Not Available 157,000 Dth/d
El Paso Natural Gas Not Available Not Available
Kern River Gas Transmission Not Available Not Available
Transwestern Pipeline Not Available 162,000 Dth/d

NOTE: This information is intended for use by Core Transport Agents only in managing pipeline capacity under PG&E's G-CT tariff.This link will open in a new window

Storage

  • Aggregators are offered a proportional share of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's core storage reservation two times a year. As an alternative to accepting this storage from Pacific Gas and Electric Company, aggregators can provide proof that they hold other reliability resources (third-party storage or firm supply plus transport capacity). If storage is selected, aggregators have an obligation to fill and maintain required storage levels for reliability purposes.

Load Forecasting

  • A daily load forecasting service is provided to forecast daily aggregator volumes for nominations and is used for balancing and OFO/EFO compliance.

Nominations and Balancing

  • All core procurement groups, including utility procurement, follow the same rules for nominations and balancing, contained in G-BAL and gas Rule 21.


If you have further questions about Core Gas Aggregation Service, please contact your CGT Account Services Representative.