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Fwd: Action Needed before DEC 17: Help Us Oppose PG&E's 2016 Exit Fee Spike

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Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:59:18 -0800

Hello City Council Members and Staff,

First, I want to thank you and tell you how proud I am that Menlo Park is
unanimously supporting joining Peninsula Clean Energy!

Second, I am appending the email from Sup. Pine and LEAN Energy requesting
that Peninsula Clean Energy supporters contact the CPUC to oppose PG&E's
proposed 100% increase in exit fees.

Please send an official letter from the City as soon as possible to oppose
this increase.

The appended letters contain a more detailed explanation and a link to
MCE's fact sheet about exit fees.

Please keep me informed of your response.


Janice Butts
1007 Henderson Ave
Menlo Park
Member of Sierra Club & San Mateo Community Choice

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dave Pine <dpine_at_(domainremoved)
Date: Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 10:11 AM
Subject: Action Needed: Help Us Oppose PG&E's 2016 Exit Fee Spike

To: Citizen Environmental Council Burlingame

         Menlo Spark

         Pacifica Climate Committee

         San Mateo Community Choice

         Sierra Club, Loma Prieta

We have been making great progress towards launching Peninsula Clean Energy
and providing cleaner electric power to our residents and businesses at
competitive rates. San Mateo County has passed a CCE ordinance and last
week we approved the JPA Agreement. We are looking forward to many other
cities doing the same in the months ahead. Your help and advocacy has been
instrumental in getting us to this point, and we are very grateful for your

But PG&E and the incumbent utilities in other parts of the state continue
to try to put up roadblocks to implementing community choice aggregation
(CCA). As outlined in the email blow, the latest move by PG&E is to
propose a 100% increase in the exit fees that it charges CCA entities. *We
urge you to contact the CPUC and oppose this increase*.

Many thanks.

Dave Pine

SMC Supervisor, District 1

Carole Groom

SMC Supervisor, District 2

*From:* LEAN Energy US [mailto:aelliott_at_(domainremoved)
*Sent:* Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:06 PM
*To:* Dave Pine <dpine_at_(domainremoved)
*Subject:* CALL TO ACTION: Help Us Oppose PG&E's 2016 Exit Fee Spike

*Please Help Reject PG&E's Unprecendented PCIA Rate Spike! *

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November 19, 2015

Dear CCAs, Prospective CCAs, LEAN Members and Supporters,

As you may already know, PG&E has proposed an unprecedented 100% increase
in its Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) a.k.a. exit fees for
2016. Although LEAN Energy, Marin Clean Energy and others have fought this
increase and provided the CPUC with alternative strategies, the
Administrative Law Judge has published a proposed decision that would adopt
the entire increase for 2016. View the proposed decision here

A doubling of PG&E's PCIA sets a troubling precedent that could be
disastrous for the development of CCAs in Northern California, along with
the local development opportunities and competitive choices afforded to
customers. Why? Because the PCIA must be added to a CCA's wholesale
generation rates to determine cost competitiveness with the utility. A
doubling of the PCIA to a proposed 2.3 cents/kwh makes it extremely
difficult to compete on cost and achieve the local economic and
environmental benefits that we've seen in Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Bottom line -- if PG&E's PCIA is doubled in 2016, some communities will not
have the option to launch competitive CCA programs and existing CCAs may no
longer be price competitive in the coming year. LEAN Energy understands the
requirement of departing load charges, but this level of cost increase
without any alternative strategy is untenable and anti-competitive.

*We are asking all LEAN members, allied organizations, and community
partners to urge the CPUC to reject PG&E's 2016 PCIA proposal. *

Attached are template letters that you may use for this purpose. All
correspondence (e-mail or snail mail) must be received by the CPUC* no
later than DECEMBER 17*, when the Commission is scheduled to vote on this
matter. Sooner is better.

If you are a local government, click here
a sample letter.

If you are a concerned ratepayer or allied organization, click here
for a sample letter.

Letters should be emailed to all five Commissioners using these email


We've also included a PCIA information sheet
developed by MCE that may be helpful to you and your constituents.

goes through, your opposition lays important groundwork for future PCIA
negotiations. *

Thank you!

Shawn Marshall

LEAN Energy US

P.O. Box 961

Mill Valley, CA 94941


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