2019 GT&S Rate Case Discussion Update on Transportation Capacity

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

On May 2, 2017, PG&E announced that it is considering proposing changes to the natural gas storage industry in Northern California as part of PG&E’s upcoming Gas Transmission and Storage rate case to the California Public Utilities Commission. Since that time, PG&E held a public meeting on May 11, 2017 to discuss such changes, as well as a number of confidential discussions taking place under Commission Rule 12.6 governing settlements.

The discussions so far have covered only natural gas storage issues. However, for customers who use a portfolio of gas storage and gas transportation capacities, potential changes in their gas storage capacities can have a direct impact on the need for gas transportation capacity.

Starting with the next meeting on July 31, 2017, PG&E will broaden the discussion to include changes to the amount of PG&E’s backbone capacities allocated to serve all core customers, as well as other transportation capacity issues related to gas storage.

If you are a party that is interested in joining the discussion and you have not already done so, you will need to sign a CPUC 12.6 Agreement to participate on July 31. To sign the form, please e-mail for instructions. Once the form has been signed, you will be provided additional details on how to participate in the discussion occurring on July 31. Signing the form will also sign you up for communications regarding future rate case discussions and details.