Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans

2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Templates

On December 16, 2019, the Commission filed 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.
  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.

Wildfire Mitigation Plan Progress

On November 6, 2019, PG&E, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric filed progress reports on their wildfire mitigation efforts, linked below.

Commission Updates on Wildfire Mitigation Plans

On May 30, 2019, the Commission approved the wildfire mitigation plans of the utilities and transmission owners, subject to several conditions. Final versions of the decisions appear below, along with a press release and fact sheet summarizing the decisions. 

Phase 2 of the proceeding began in June 2019, focused on the following issues. Workshops on these issues took place on September 17, 18 and 19, 2019 (see materials linked below), and a ruling was issued on October 10, 2019 seeking party comments on several wildfire-related issues: http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/SearchRes.aspx?docformat=ALL&docid=316882215. Comments due November 6, and reply comments due November 18, 2019. 

  • Develop metrics to evaluate the Plans and process for handling next year's Plans that allows more time for review.
  • Evaluate PG&E's second amended Plan, filed too late for review on April 25, 2019.
  • Kick off the Commission's independent evaluation of the Plans.
  • Familiarize stakeholders with the pending update of CAL FIRE's Powerline Fire Prevention Field Guide (Field Guide), which contains standards, statutes, and regulations necessary to minimize the occurrences of wildfires that may be caused by the power lines and related equipment.
  • Examine whether electrical corporations should conduct wildfire outreach in additional languages beyond those adopted in Phase 1 (English, Spanish, Chinese languages, Tagalog, Vietnamese, as well as Russian and Korean where prevalent).

June 14, 2019: Assigned Commissioner and Administrative Law Judge's Ruling Launching Phase 2 of the Wildfire Mitigation Plan Proceeding

On December 9, 2019, the Commission issued the Wildfire Safety Division’s draft Resolution to establish procedures for the review of 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plans. Party comments are due December 29, 2019 and should be submitted to WildfireSafetyDivision@cpuc.ca.gov. Public comments may be submitted to public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov.


Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans

On Feb. 6, 2019, utilities submitted their wildfire mitigation plans:

Party Comments on Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans

Utility Replies to Party Comments


September 2019 Workshops on Phase 2

Past Events

Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans Data Requests Responses Websites


Tell us what you think:

Send comments in email or letter form to public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov  

Public Comment on Phase 1

Public Comment on Phase 2 



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