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CHAPTER 6 GAS RATES IMPACTS PREPARED DIRECT TESTIMONY OF MARJORIE SCHMIDT-PINES ON BEHALF OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY

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Application No: A Exhibit No.: Witness: M. Schmidt-Pines Application of Southern California Gas Company (U 90-G) for Approval To Extend the Mobilehome Park Utility Upgrade Program. Application 17-0-
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Application No: A Exhibit No.: Witness: M. Schmidt-Pines Application of Southern California Gas Company (U 90-G) for Approval To Extend the Mobilehome Park Utility Upgrade Program. Application (Filed May, 017) CHAPTER 6 GAS RATES IMPACTS PREPARED DIRECT TESTIMONY OF MARJORIE SCHMIDT-PINES ON BEHALF OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA May, 017 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I. PURPOSE OF TESTIMONY... 1 II. COST ALLOCATION... 1 III. NATURAL GAS RATE IMPACTS... 1 IV. RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER BILL IMPACTS... V. STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS... 6 MSP-i I. PURPOSE OF TESTIMONY The purpose of my prepared direct testimony on behalf of Southern California Gas Company ( SoCalGas ) is to: (1) sponsor the cost allocation and recovery of natural gas costs associated with the Mobile Home Park ( MHP ) Utility Upgrade Program ( MHP Program ) proposed in this Application; () present a summary of the gas transportation changes; and () present an estimate of the residential customer bill impact. The MHP Program is a six-year extension (i.e., Years 018 through 0) of the three-year pilot program authorized by Decision ( D. ) , in which the California Public Utilities Commission ( Commission ) approved the pilot program to incentivize mobilehome parks and manufactured housing communities with master-metered natural gas and electricity to transfer to direct utility service. II. COST ALLOCATION SoCalGas proposes the continuation of the cost allocation methodology of Equal Percentage of Authorized Margin ( EPAM ) set forth in D for costs associated with the MHP Program. As discussed in the Chapter prepared direct testimony of Reginald Austria, SoCalGas natural gas costs associated with the MHP Program will be recorded in SoCalGas Master Meter Balancing Account ( MMBA ) and incorpod in natural gas transportation s in its annual October regulatory account update filing for effective January 1 st of the following year. III. NATURAL GAS RATE IMPACTS The following table shows and proposed gas transportation s by major customer class due to the recovery of costs associated with the MHP Program. The s shown are based on the forecasted revenue requirement provided in the Chapter prepared direct testimony of Karen Chan and Ramon Gonzales. As Ms. Chan and Mr. Gonzales explain, the revenue requirement to be ultimately collected in s will be trued-up for actual costs via the MMBA. Other components, such as gas commodity cost and Public Purpose Program ( PPP ) surcharge, would remain unchanged based on this Application and, therefore, have been held constant for the present versus proposed comparison. Both the and proposed transportation s reflect the allocation of costs and sales volumes adopted in SoCalGas most recent 016 Triennial Cost Allocation Proceeding decision MSP-1 and implemented on January 1, For illustrative purposes, the commodity price and PPP surcharge reflected in these tables also reflect those in effect on January 1, 017. Tables SCG- 1A and SCG-1B show the transportation impacts if Southern California Edison ( SCE ) participates in the program and shares certain costs, such as trenching costs, with SoCalGas. SoCalGas has estimated increases in annual revenue requirements of 0. million in 018,.9 million in 019, 1. million in 00,. million in 01,. million in 0 and 0. million in 0. Tables SCG-A and SCG-B show the impacts if SCE does not participate in the program and SoCalGas incurs all costs. Under the scenario that SCE does not share in the costs, SoCalGas annual revenue requirement increases would be 0. million,. million, 1.9 million,. million, 6. million and. million, respectively, in 018, 019, 00, 01, 0 and 0. TABLE SCG-1A SOCALGAS RATE AND RESIDENTIAL BILL IMPACTS with SOCALGAS sharing costs (e.g. trenching) with SCE Current Rate A B C D E F G Residential Core C/I Natural Gas Vehicles NonCore C/I - Distribution Electric Generation - Distribution Transmission Level Service See D SCG Advice Letter Nos. 077 and 0 for the commodity and PPP charges, respectively. MSP- TABLE SCG-1B SOCALGAS RATE AND RESIDENTIAL BILL IMPACTS with SOCALGAS sharing costs (e.g. trenching) with SCE Current Rate A B C D E F G Residential Core C/I Natural Gas Vehicles NonCore C/I - Distribution Electric Generation - Distribution Transmission Level Service TABLE SCG-A SOCALGAS RATE AND RESIDENTIAL BILL IMPACTS with SOCALGAS incurring all costs (e.g. trenching) Current Rate A B C D E F G Residential Core C/I Natural Gas Vehicles NonCore C/I - Distribution Electric Generation - Distribution Transmission Level Service MSP- TABLE SCG-B SOCALGAS RATE AND RESIDENTIAL BILL IMPACTS with SOCALGAS incurring all costs (e.g. trenching) Current Rate A B C D E F G Residential Core C/I Natural Gas Vehicles NonCore C/I - Distribution Electric Generation - Distribution Transmission Level Service IV. RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER BILL IMPACTS The following table provides the estimates of a residential bundled customer average monthly gas bill for commodity and transportation costs. This estimate is based on the average residential customer usage of therms per month. As shown on Tables SCG- (SCE participates and shares in the program costs) and SCG- (SCE does not participate) below, the bill amount for the average customer that uses an average of therms per month would increase by 0.00 in 018 to 0. per month in 0, or 0 to 1. MSP- 1 TABLE SCG- Southern California Gas Typical Monthly Residential Gas Bill at Present and Rates with SOCALGAS sharing costs (e.g. trenching) with SCE Mobile Home Park Utility Upgrade Program Typical Usage Average Monthly Bill Present (0.00) Typical Usage Average Monthly Bill Present TABLE SCG- Southern California Gas Typical Monthly Residential Gas Bill at Present and Rates with SOCALGAS incurring all costs, e.g. trenching Mobile Home Park Utility Upgrade Program Typical Usage Average Monthly Bill Present Typical Usage Average Monthly Bill Present This concludes my prepared direct testimony. MSP- V. STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS My name is Marjorie A. Schmidt-Pines. My business address is West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, California, I am employed by the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) as a Principal Regulatory Economic Advisor in the CPUC/FERC Gas Regulatory Affairs Department for SoCalGas and SDG&E. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting California State University at Northridge, California. I have been employed by SoCalGas since 1981, and have held positions of responsibilities as an Accountant and Senior Accountant in the Accounting & Finance department, as an Analyst and a Budget Coordinator in the Gas Supply department, and as a Market Advisor for the Marketing and Customer Services departments. I have been in my position since September 009. As Principal Regulatory Economic Advisor, I support the gas transportation s for both SoCalGas and for SDG&E. This includes allocating authorized revenue requirements to customer classes, developing the design of the for each class, and computing the impact on customers monthly bills. I have previously testified before the Commission. MSP-6
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