Wildfire Fund and Safety Certificates

On July 12, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1054 (Holden). AB 1054, among other actions, provides for a Wildfire Fund, which electrical corporations may access upon meeting specified requirements. Electrical corporations must opt into the fund, make financial commitments, and may seek a safety certification.

A safety certification allows an electrical corporation to recover catastrophic wildfire costs from its ratepayers, or from the Wildfire Insurance Fund, if applicable, using a burden of proof test that is easier to satisfy than would be the case if it did not have a safety certification. To obtain a safety certification, the electrical corporation must satisfy the conditions of Public Utilities Code Section 8389 (e)(1-7).



  Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES)




WSD 2020 Safety Certification Process - Stakeholder Comments and Supplemental Guidance


Comments on the 2020 Safety Certification Requests





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