PG&E Safety Reporting Mobile App Pilot (Rulemaking A.19-07-019, PG&E Application for Approval of its Mobile Application and Supporting Systems Pilot)

The proceeding, led by Safety Advisory staff, was initiated on June 27, 2019 within Order Instituting Investigation I.19-06-015, which implicated electric utility responsibility in the 2017 Northern California Wildfires, and directed PG&E to "develop an open source, publicly available mobile app" to enable the public to capture and transmit GPS-geocoded photos of potentially hazardous electrical hardware to the utility.

PG&E responded with its Application filed on July 29, 2019 seeking Commission approval within a Decision and proposing a limited-term pilot program to commence in 2020.

The CPUC acknowledged PG&E's application on November 14, 2019 with Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen's Ruling and Scoping Memo that set forth a proceeding schedule that included public workshops culminating in an expected Commission Proposed Decision before July 1, 2020.

Recent Activities

Workshop 2 (February 12, 2020)

In response to PG&E's submission of a Pilot Implementation Plan, Safety Advisory Staff held public Workshop 2 on February 12,2020.

This workshop featured subject matter experts representing the California Department of Technology and Santa Clara University School of Law. Safety Advisory staff presented their conclusions and recommendations regarding PG&E's proposal.

Workshop 1 (December 3, 2019)

On December 3, 2019 Commission staff held public Workshop 1 to allow PG&E to present its proposal, and to have the electric utility offer a demonstration of a prototype mobile app program.

Additional Key Proceeding Documents

PG&E Revised Pilot Implementation Plan

View the full CPUC Docket Card for A.19-07-019

Proceeding Fact Sheet

Immigration Guide