On this page you will find information about the CPUC’s continual efforts to identify ways to help reduce the likelihood of utility involvement in wildfires, and to help protect consumers.

Public Safety Power Shut Offs (De-Energization)

The State's investor-owned utilities have general authority to shut off electric power to protect public safety under California law. Utilities have recently developed programs to exercise this authority during severe wildfire threat conditions as a preventative measure of last resort. Read more

Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans (SB 901)

On Oct. 25, 2018, the CPUC acted to further protect the state from wildfires related to electric facilities by setting the framework to provide guidance on initial utility wildfire mitigation plans, and inviting the input of all stakeholders in guiding its approach. Read more.





Utility Resources

CPUC and Utility Electric Safety Reports

For de-energization reports, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov/deenergization


Fire and Utility Pole News


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