Transferred Municipal Departing Load (TMDL) refers to customers who on or after December 20, 1995, replace their bundled or direct access electricity service from PG&E with electricity service from a Publicly Owned Utility (POU). A POU is any public entity that qualifies as a local publicly owned electric utility under Public Utilities Code section 9604, such as a municipal utility district or an irrigation district.
Additional information about TMDL can be found in Electric Rate Schedule E-TMDL (PDF, 178 KB).
Customers who intend to take service from a POU must notify PG&E in writing at least 30 days before the discontinuation electric service from PG&E. The customer’s notice must include:
Within 20 days of receipt of the customer’s notice, PG&E will send a Transferred Municipal Departing Load Nonbypassable Charge Statement. This statement shows the departing load charges that the customer will owe once PG&E electric service is discontinued at the customer’s premise. Customers will owe departing load charges from the date of departure or 30 days from the date of receipt of the statement, whichever is later.
Departing load charges involve costs that have historically been included in bundled service bills and are related to California's energy crisis and the electric industry restructuring. TMDL customers may receive bills from PG&E for these charges even if they no longer receive electric service from the company. Departing load charges that may apply include:
Customers may be exempt from one or more departing load charges, depending on certain conditions.
For determining the assignment of any unused portion of the allotted exception to such other TMDL entities under the Bypass Report, priority shall first be given to load transferring specifically from PG&E bundled service.
PG&E will issue monthly bills in accordance with the provisions of Electric Rate Schedule E-TMDL. Customers are required to pay Departing load charges in full to PG&E within 20 days of receipt of the bill.
If a consumer believes that the TMDL Nonbypassable Charge Statement does not comply with the terms and conditions provided for in Schedule E-TMDL, the consumer must notify PG&E in writing within 20 days after receipt of the statement. Further information about the dispute resolution process can be found in Section 3.e. of Schedule E-TMDL.