Annual Electric and Gas Incidents Reports

 

Electric Incidents

Pursuant to California Public Utilities Code Section 911, below is a list of electric incidents reported each year.

The electric utilities are required to report to the California Public Utilities Commission, within two hours during working hours and four hours outside of working hours, incidents that:

  1. result in fatality or personal injury rising to the level of in-patient hospitalization and are attributable or allegedly attributable to utility owned facilities; or
  2. are the subject of significant public attention or media coverage and are attributable or allegedly attributable to utility facilities; or
  3. involve damage to property of the utility or others estimated to exceed $50,000.

Generating Asset Owners are required to report within 24 hours safety-related incidents that result in:

  1. death to a person or an injury or illness to a person requiring overnight hospitalization; or
  2. a report to Cal/OSHA, OSHA, or other regulatory agency; or
  3. damage to the property of the Generating Asset Owner or another person of more than $50,000, or
  4. significant negative media coverage when the Generating Asset Owner has actual knowledge of the media coverage.

While Public Utilities Code Section 911 does not apply to Generating Asset Owners, safety-related incidents at Generating Asset Owner facilities are included for completeness. While Public Utilities Code Section 911 does not apply to Generating Asset Owners, safety-related incidents at Generating Asset Owner facilities are included for completeness.

 

Gas Incidents

Pursuant to California Public Utilities Code Section 911, below is a list of gas incidents each year.

The gas utilities are required to report to the California Public Utilities Commission, within two hours during working hours and four hours outside of working hours, incidents that:

  1. involve the release of gas and result in one or more of the following: a) fatality or personal injury rising to the level of in-patient hospitalization, b) property damage estimated to exceed $50,000 to the utility and others, or both, but excluding cost of gas lost, or c) unintentional estimated gas loss of at least 3 million cubic feet;
  2. result in an emergency shutdown of an LNG facility;
  3. are considered significant in the judgement of the utility, even though it did not meet reporting criteria;
  4. are the subject of significant public attention or media coverage and are suspected to involve gas within vicinity to the utility’s facilities;
  5. result in pipeline system pressure exceeding its Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure plus the allowable build up, due to failure of a pressure relieving and limiting station or other unplanned event;
  6. result in any part of the gas pipeline system losing service or being shut down, due to an under-pressure condition caused by failure of any pressure-controlling device or other unplanned event.

 



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