April 03, 2023 - 

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will host public briefings for the electric investor-owned utilities to present to the CPUC and the public on their Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program and events in 2022. The electric utilities will provide updates on their efforts and coordination with public safety partners, critical infrastructure and facilities, and customers, including those most vulnerable or with access and functional needs in 2022. The utilities will present on efforts to mitigate customer impacts and will identify changes to processes or operations in 2023 based on lessons learned.

WHEN: April 18, 2023, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHY: The CPUC is requiring electric utilities to publicly present on their PSPS program and events in 2022. The CPUC oversees the utilities’ execution of PSPS events and has been driving the utilities to improve in response to lessons learned from previous PSPS events. The electric utilities submitted 2022 PSPS Post Season reports to the CPUC on March 1, 2023. The reports detailed their 2022 efforts regarding community resource centers, public safety partners, education and outreach, medical baseline, access and functional needs program, and notifications.

WHERE: Access the briefings virtually via webcast or phone, as follows:

  • Live video broadcast with English or Spanish captions via webcast: www.adminmonitor.com/ca/cpuc
    • Participants who choose to view via webcast will have audio and video, but will not be able to make verbal comment. If you would like to make comments during the briefings, refer to the phone-in information below.
    • For captions, after clicking on the name of the briefing, click the green button below the video for captions. Then select captions by clicking on the white icon next to the word “live” at the bottom of the video.
    • The briefings will be recorded and archived for future viewing.
  • Phone (English): 1-800-857-1917, passcode: 1673482#
    • Participants will have audio in English and will be able to make comments.

The most updated information related to the briefings, including an agenda, will be posted on www.cpuc.ca.gov/psps.

While a quorum of Commissioners and/or their staff may attend the remote access briefing, no official action will be taken on this matter.

If specialized accommodations are needed to attend, such as non-English or sign language interpreters, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or toll free at 866-849-8390 at least five business days in advance of the briefing.

The CPUC regulates services and utilities, protects consumers, safeguards the environment, and assures Californians’ access to safe and reliable utility infrastructure and services. For more information on the CPUC, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov.


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