Southern California Gas (SCG) 2019 General Rate Case (GRC)

Background  

On October 6, 2017, Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) filed its General Rate Case (GRC) application, A.17-10-008, seeking Commission authorization for revenue requirement increases over present levels, effective January 1, 2019. SoCalGas proposes a 4-year GRC term, comprising one test year (2019) and three post-test years (2020, 2021, and 2022). The utility requests additional revenues in 2019 to recover estimated costs to own and operate the facilities and infrastructure, and the cost of other functions, necessary to provide utility services to their customers.

Based on its January 16, 2018 Updated Results of Operations, SoCalGas requests a 4-year cumulative revenue increase of $3.52 billion, comprising:

  • a $533 million (21.7%) increase over 2018 authorized revenues, beginning in 2019; and
  • additional revenue increases of $256 million (8.6%) in 2020, $201 million (6.2%) in 2021, and $213 million (6.2%) in 2022.  

 

Procedural Schedule

  • The SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) 2019 GRC applications were consolidated in an assigned Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling dated November 8, 2017.
  • A Prehearing Conference was held on January 10, 2018.
  • The Assigned Commissioner’s Scoping Memorandum and Ruling was issued on January 29, 2018, which established the procedural schedule for this consolidated proceeding.
  • An Amended Scoping Memorandum and Ruling was issued on April 30, 2018.
  • Evidentiary hearings are scheduled for July 9 through August 10, 2018.

 

ORA Position

ORA responded to SDG&E’s and SoCalGas’ GRC Applications by serving its testimony on April 13, 2018 – “Report on the Results of Operations for San Diego Gas & Electric Company and Southern California Gas Company Test Year 2019 General Rate Case” (Exhibits ORA-01 through ORA-35) in support of its recommendations.

For SoCalGas, ORA recommends a 4-year cumulative revenue increase of $2.1 billion, comprising:

  • a $312 million (12.7%) increase in 2019; and
  • additional increases of $126 million (4.6%) in 2020, $152 million (5.2%) in 2021, and $164 million (5.4%) in 2022.

 

Proceeding Status 

See the CPUC proceeding docket. 

 

Resources 

2016 SoCalGas General Rate Case, A.14-11-004.