Just Approved - Shrinkage Changes Anticipated November 1st

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Updated: Effective November 1, California Gas Transmission's in-kind shrinkage rates have been approved as filed. In preparing for bid week, please keep in mind that new shrinkage rates apply, as stated in this article.

--- Original Message 9/22/2011; 8:20 a.m. ---

PG&E filed Advice 3236-G This link will open in a new window with the California Public Utilities Commission on September 21, 2011, to revise its in-kind shrinkage rates. PG&E is requesting notice of this advice letter approval by October 21, 2011, with changes to gas Rule 21 This link will open in a new window (Transportation of Natural Gas) to be effective November 1, 2011.

In this advice filing, PG&E proposes to update the base shrinkage allowances to reflect the current shrinkage forecast data for 2012 and, additionally, to eliminate a temporary in-kind shrinkage credit adjustment. Final approval of these rates or updates to this information will be posted on Pipe Ranger as it is received.

Summary of Proposed Shrinkage Changes:

  Current Total Allowance Proposed Total Allowance Proposed Change
Transmission - Redwood to Off-System 0.9% 0.9% --
Transmission - Mission to On/Off-System 0.0% 0.0% --
Transmission - All Other Backbone Paths 0.8% 1.0% +0.2%
Distribution - Noncore 0.2% 0.2% --
Distribution - Core
Summer Season (April-October)
0.9% 1.7% +0.8%
Distribution - Core
Winter Season (November-March)
1.6% 2.9% +1.3%

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