The North Coast Resiliency Initiative (NCRI) is a state initiative to help identify projects to mitigate transmission-level Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in the North Coast area. The initiative will bring together key agencies and stakeholders to develop a comprehensive mitigation plan.
NCRI intends to accomplish two main objectives by the end of 2022:
  1. Produce a comprehensive regional plan for improving electric resiliency in the North Coast, with a particular focus on transmission-level PSPS mitigation.
  2. Provide an overarching framework for regional resiliency planning that others can leverage.

Background

Since August 2021, a group of staff from the CPUC, other state agencies, and relevant load serving entities have been meeting to discuss regional resiliency in the north coast area, specifically resiliency from transmission-level PSPS. These meetings developed into the North Coast Resiliency Initiative, an informal initiative facilitated by CPUC staff and overseen by CPUC Commissioner Genevieve Shiroma and other energy principals. The NCRI is a state initiative to help identify projects to mitigate wildfire risk and/or associated PSPS in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties. The initiative brings together key agencies and stakeholders to develop a comprehensive PSPS mitigation plan, considering new energy resource development and transmission upgrades or hardening.

 

NCRI Workshop - May 13, 2022

CPUC hosted a workshop on Friday, May 13, 2022 introducing the NCRI to stakeholders and the broader public.

View the workshop recording here.

View the workshop presentation here.