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Notice Of Application For Transfer Of Licenses

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

Pacific Gas & Electric Company                   Project Nos. 77-316, 96-050, 137-216,

Pacific Generation, LLC                                 175-030, 233-245, 606-041, 619-175,

803-119, 1061-105, 1121-137, 1354-033,

1962-221, 1988-102, 2105-129,

2106-077, 2107-051, 2130-125,

2310-252, 2661-094,

2687-189, 2735-102, and 14531-002

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF LICENSES AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND PROTESTS

(June 13, 2023)

On December 13, 2022, as supplemented on April 10, 2023, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E or transferor) and Pacific Generation (Pacific or transferee) filed jointly an application for the transfer of license of the following projects:

Project NameProject No.Location
Potter Valley77Eel and East Branch Russian rivers, Mendocino and Lake counties, California

 

Kerckhoff96San Joaquin River, Fresno and Madera counties, California

 

Mokelumne River137Mokelumne, North Fork Mokelumne, and Bear rivers and tributaries of the North Fork, Alpine, Amador, and Calaveras counties, California
Balch175North Fork Kings River, Fresno County, California
Pit 3, 4, and 5233Pit River, Shasta County, California
Kilarc-Cow Creek606South Cow and Old Cow creeks, Shasta County, California
Bucks Creek619Bucks, Grizzly, and Milk Ranch creeks and their tributaries, Plumas County, California
DeSabla-Centerville803West Branch Feather River and Butte Creek tributaries, Butte County, California
Phoenix1061South Fork of the Stanislaus River in Tuolumne County, California
Battle Creek1121Mainstem, North Fork, and South Fork Battle Creek, Shasta and Tehama counties, California
Crane Valley1354North Fork Willow, South Fork Willow, Chilkoot, and Chiquito creeks, Madera County, California
Rock Creek-Cresta1962North Fork Feather River and its tributaries, Plumas and Butte counties, California
Haas-Kings River1988North Fork Kings River, Fresno County, California
Upper North Fork Feather River2105North Fork Feather River and on Butt Creek, Plumas County, California
McCloud-Pit2106McCloud and Pit rivers, Shasta County, California
Poe2107North Fork Feather River, Butte County, California
Spring Gap-Stanislaus2130Middle and South Fork Stanislaus River, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, California
Upper Drum-Spaulding2310Yuba and Bear rivers, Nevada and Placer counties, California
Hat Creek2661Hat Creek, Shasta County, California
Pit 12687Fall and Pit rivers, Shasta County, California
Helms Pumped Storage Project2735Helms Creek and North Fork Kings River, Fresno County, California
Lower Drum Spaulding14531Bear River, Nevada County, California

The applicants seek Commission approval to transfer the licenses for the above projects from the transferor to the transferee. The transfer of licenses is part of a broader corporate restructuring to facilitate raising equity capital for PG&E’s utility needs. The transferee will be required by the Commission to comply with all the requirements of the licenses as though it were the original licensee.

Applicant Contacts: For Transferor and Transferee: Kimberly Ognisty, Chief Counsel, Law Department, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Oakland General Office, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612, Phone: (510) 227-7060,

Email: [email protected], and Charles R. Sensiba, Elizabeth J. McCormick, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, LLP, 401 9th St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC. 20004, Phone (CS): (202) 274-2850, and Phone (EM): (202) 274-2993,

Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

FERC Contact: Mrs. Anumzziatta Purchiaroni, (202) 502-6191 or

[email protected]

Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: 30 days from the date that the Commission issues this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior

registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at [email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY).

In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to, Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Room 1A, Washington, D.C. 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to, Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The first page of any filing should include Project numbers 77-316, 96-050, 137-216, 175-030, 233-245, 606-041, 619-175, 803-119, 1061-105, 1121-137, 1354-133, 1962-221, 1988-102, 2105-129, 2106-077, 1107-051, 2130-125, 2310-252, 2661-094, 2687-189, 2735-102, and 14531-002. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record.

The Commission’s Office of Public Participation (OPP) supports meaningful public engagement and participation in Commission proceedings.  OPP can help members of the public, including landowners, environmental justice communities, Tribal members and others, access publicly available information and navigate Commission processes.  For public inquiries and assistance with making filings such as interventions, comments, or requests for rehearing, the public is encouraged to contact OPP at (202) 502-6595 or [email protected].

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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