Safety Model Assessment Proceeding (SMAP) -- A.15-05-002 et al.

Originating from R.13-11-006 and D.14-12-025


Safety Model Assessment Proceeding (A.15-05-002, et al) (President Picker/ALJ Kersten)(Advisory): In compliance with D.14-12-025, the four major investor-owned utilities on May 1 filed applications to initiate a new Safety Model Assessment Proceeding (SMAP).  Risk Assessment section provides advisory support, conducts workshops and facilitates working groups.  Staff conducted initial review of the applications, and provided a preliminary assessment of how well the applications conform to Commission guidance in D. 14-12-025.  Staff worked closely with Assigned Commissioner and ALJ on drafting the Scoping Memo and case management plan.  Staff organized and facilitated four workshops on SMAP development and also issued a whitepaper on the “As Low As Reasonably Practicable” (ALARP) concept for safety cost/benefit analysis.  2016 Actions: This proceeding will provide guidance for Risk Assessment Mitigation Phase (RAMP) of future General Rate Cases (starting with San Diego Gas & Electric/Southern California Gas in October 2016) and establish expectations for subsequent utility spending and safety improvement accountability reports. Staff will produce an evaluation report in early 2016.


Recent Document 

   (SED Phase I Evaluation Report)


SMAP Metrics Staff Proposal

 Safety and Enforcement Technical Working Group SMAP Metrics Master List

 SMAP Metrics Technical Working Group Guiding Principles - August 14, 2017



 SMAP Phase II Test Drive  

  S-MAP Phase II Workshops:

         Workshop #4 - November 6 and 7, 2017

  1. S-MAP Phase 2 Workshop #4 agenda
  2. SED Introductory Slides
  3. Joint Intervenors Approach (JIA) Test Drive and Discussion Slides
  4. Joint Utilities Approach (JUA) Test Drive and Discussion Slides

         Workshop #3 - September 28, 2017

  1. S-MAP Phase 2 Workshop #3 public notice
  2. SED SMAP, Phase II, Workshop 3 Introduction
  3. JUA presentation


         Workshop #2 - February 15, 2017:

  1.  SED S-MAP Workshop Introduction
  2.  Joint Utilities' Presentation on their Alternative Approach to Risk Evaluation and Risk Ranking  

         Workshop #1 - October 21, 2016:

  1. SED S-MAP Workshop 5 Introduction
  2. Joint Intervenors' Presentation
  3. Joint Intervenors' Proposal for Test Drive
  4. Joint Utilities' S-MAP White Paper by Hubbard and Savage
  5. Sempra Utilities Presentation
  6. SED Presentation on What a Successful Drive Looks Like



  S-MAP Phase I Workshops:

        Workshop #5 - January 25, 2016:

  1. SED Workshop Slides for S-MAP #5
  2. Energy Producers and Users Coalition, Indicated Shippers, and The Utility Reform Network
  3. Mussey Grade Road Alliance


    Workshop #4 - December 4, 2015: 

  1. S-MAP Workshop #4 Agenda 
  2. Workshop Introduction
  3. SED ALARP White Paper Presentation 
  4. Preliminary SED Staff ALARP White Paper
  5. Final Staff White Paper on ALARP
  6. S-MAP Combined Utilities Comments on ALARP White Paper Dec 1 2015 3:10pm
  7. Sam Savage Presentation Optimization Under ALARP
  8.   S-MAP IOUs Uniformity Report Presentation
  9.   SED S-MAP Workshop 4 Accountability Presentation 


Safety Model Assessment Proceeding Workshop #3, October 6, 2015, presentations:

    1. S-MAP Workshop #3 Agenda
    2. SED S-MAP Workshop #3 Slides
    3. SDG&E Wildfire Slides
    4. SDG&E Natural Gas Slides
    5. SCE Example Slides
    6. PG&E Electricity Slides
    7. PG&E Gas Slides
    8. SED RAMP Presentation
    9. SDG&E RAMP Presentation

Workshop #2 - September 21-22, 2015:

  1. Agenda 
  2. Risk Lexicon Working Group Presentation
  3. SED PowerPoint Presentation

Workshop #1 - August 3, 2015:



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