Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans




Workshops on Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans

It is expected that one or more members of the California Wildfire Safety Advisory Board (WSAB) will be reviewing the Wildfire Mitigation Plans in executing its statutory authority and a quorum of the WSAB may attend or participate in the workshops, pursuant to Government Code Section 11122.5(c)(4). As an independent board, it is not subject to the Commission’s ex parte rules so communications may occur between the WSAB members, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff and stakeholders. Pursuant to the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Act, there will be no formal action of the WSAB during these informational workshops.

Please click here to view past workshops.


GIS Data Submission Template Documents and Guidance




2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plans Progress

On Nov. 19, 2020, the CPUC made enhancements to its WSD's work to assess utility wildfire mitigation plans. This includes updating utility performance metrics, creating new annual Safety Culture Assessment and Compliance processes, and requiring utilities to add a new section in their wildfire mitigation plans specifically on Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). As part of these efforts, CPUC field inspectors now have the authority to require a utility to correct a defect the inspector identifies on a much faster timeline than before.

Resolution WSD-011

Resolution WSD-012


2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plans and Related Documents

Guidance Documents


Large Utilities

Small and Multijurisdictional Utilities

Independent Transmission Owners


2020 Comments on WMPs and Related Documents

Please visit this FTP site to view comments on the utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans.  

Please visit this FTP site to view comments on the utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans Resolutions.

Please visit this FTP site to view comments on the utility Wildfire Mitigation Plan Remedial Compliance Plans.

Please visit this FTP site to view comments on the utility Wildfire Mitigation Plan Quarterly Reports.

Please visit this FTP site to view comments on the utility Wildfire Mitigation Plan Advice Letters.

Please visit this FTP site to view general comments on the utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans and related documents.


2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Guidance/Templates

On December 16, 2019, the Commission issued a Ruling (with clarification) on the Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) templates and other related materials. 2020 WMP submissions are due by February 7, 2020 per Resolution WSD-001.

  1. WMP Guidelines - WMP Guidelines, which include long-term approach for the WMP review timeline, requirements for the utility filings, and a mapping of the WMP Guidelines to statutory requirements.
  2. Utility Wildfire Mitigation Maturity Model - Utility Wildfire Mitigation Maturity Model, which describes a methodology and provides a framework that can be used to assess utility capabilities in reducing wildfire risk and corresponding maturity levels. The Utility Wildfire Mitigation Maturity Model was corrected for errors following the December 16, 2019 ruling, and is provided in both clean and redline versions.
  3. Utility Survey - Utility Survey, which collects utility information relevant to the Utility Wildfire Mitigation Maturity Model.
  4. WMP Metrics - WMP Metrics, which evaluate each utility’s wildfire mitigation approach, progress, and results related to ongoing wildfire mitigation activities.
  5. Supplemental Data Request - Supplemental Data Request, which outlines a broader set of data that the Commission is requesting from utilities and intends to formalize in requirements in the 2021 WMP process to evaluate utility plans, activities, and outcomes in greater detail.

Data Requests


2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Progress

In Language Community Outreach


Other Information

  • Nov. 24, 2020: CPUC President’s letter to PG&E regarding CPUC staff conducting fact-finding to determine whether a recommendation to place PG&E into the enhanced oversight and enforcement process that was a condition of approval of PG&E’s plan of reorganization, is warranted due to what appears to be a pattern of vegetation and asset management deficiencies that implicate PG&E’s ability to provide safe, reliable service to customers.  


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