Enhanced Oversight and Enforcement of PG&E
On April 15, 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) placed Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) into the first step of the CPUC’s Enhanced Oversight and Enforcement Process. The CPUC’s action was based on PG&E’s failure to sufficiently prioritize clearing vegetation on its highest-risk power lines as part of its wildfire mitigation work in 2020. PG&E has been ordered to make corrective actions to ensure it improves its safety performance.
The CPUC designed the Enhanced Oversight and Enforcement Process as a condition for approving PG&E’s plan for exiting bankruptcy in May 2020. The Enhanced Oversight and Enforcement Process provides a clear roadmap for how the CPUC closely monitors PG&E’s performance in delivering safe, reliable, affordable, clean energy. The process does not supplant existing CPUC regulatory or enforcement jurisdiction and does not limit the CPUC’s authority to pursue other enforcement actions.
See CPUC Resolution M-4852 placing PG&E in Step 1 of the Enhanced Oversight and Enforcement Process.
This page will be updated with PG&E’s progress reports and information on Stakeholder Workshops as they are scheduled.
June 30, 2021: CPUC Letter and Data Request to PG&E Following Corrective Plan Workshop
June 4, 2021 Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Providing Staff Recommendations for Comment
- Safety and Operational Metrics Proposal
- Press Release Announcing Proposed Safety Metrics for Use in Enhanced Oversight and Enforcement of PG&E
PG&E’s Revised Corrective Action Plan: Full text of the Corrective Action Plan submitted by PG&E pursuant to the requirements of Resolution M-4852. This revised version was served by PG&E via email on May 7, 2021.
April 15, 2021 Press Release: Announcing PG&E’s placement in Step 1 of the Enhanced Oversight and Enforcement Process
Resolution M-4852: Placing PG&E into Step 1 of the Enhanced Oversight and Enforcement Process adopted in D.20-05-053.
Resolution M-4852 Appendix A: Full text of the Enhanced Oversight and Enforcement Process.
CPUC Decision 20-05-053: Approving PG&E’s exit from Bankruptcy and adopting the Enhanced Oversight and Enforcement Process (detailed in Appendix A).