Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans

 

 


2020 Workshops

The Wildfire Safety Division (WSD) hosted a virtual workshop series on August 11 and 12, 2020 covering proposals for the 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) Guidelines and Tables, 2021 WMP Data Schemas, and the Safety Culture Assessment process. Details on how to join the virtual workshop are listed below by date.

Staff presentations at the workshop will reflect an overview of the content listed in the proposals. Due to the virtual platform for the workshop, the WSD will be collecting stakeholder comments via the “chat box” in Webex and read them to the presenters, time permitting. In addition, the WSD has asked for certain stakeholders to be prepared to respond to the WSD proposals during the workshops. Responding organizations will be invited to present feedback at certain times throughout each day. Responding stakeholders have been chosen to represent a diversity of opinions.

Please submit written comments on the workshop presentations and associated staff proposals via email to wildfiresafetydivision@cpuc.ca.gov by August 26, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Comments may cover all topics presented at the workshops and shall be limited to no more than 20 pages.

The workshops will be recorded and posted to the CPUC website at a later date.

Please contact Arthur O'Donnell at Arthur.O'Donnell@cpuc.ca.gov or 415-238-0157 for questions about the workshops.

 

Updates

 

2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plans and Related Documents

Guidance Documents

 

Large Utilities

Small and Multijurisdictional Utilities

Independent Transmission Owners

 

2020 Comments on WMPs and Related Documents

Please visit this FTP site to view comments on the utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans.  

Please visit this FTP site to view comments on the utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans Resolutions.

 

Schedule

  • Feb. 7, 2020: Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans due
  • Feb. 18-19, 2020: Informational Workshops (see below)
  • Feb. 24-25, 2020: Technical Workshops (see below)
  • Apr. 7, 2020: Deadline for members of the public to submit comments on utility plans to wildfiresafetydivision@cpuc.ca.gov
  • Apr. 16, 2020: Deadline for electric corporations to submit reply comments to wildfiresafetydivision@cpuc.ca.gov  
  • May 7, 2020: CPUC Wildfire Safety Division issues a Draft Resolution recommending approval or denial of utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans
  • Jun. 11, 2020: First opportunity for CPUC Commissioners to vote on the Wildfire Safety Division’s Draft Resolution

 

2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Guidance/Templates

On December 16, 2019, the Commission issued 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. The Utility Wildfire Mitigation Maturity Model was corrected for errors following the December 16, 2019 ruling, and is provided in both clean and redline versions.
  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.

Data Requests


Workshops on 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plans

It is expected that one or more members of the California Wildfire Safety Advisory Board will be reviewing the Wildfire Mitigation Plans in executing its statutory authority and a quorum of the Board may attend or participate in this workshop, pursuant to Government Code Section 11122.5(c)(4). As an independent board, it is not subject to the Commission’s ex parte rules so communications may occur between the Board members, CPUC staff and stakeholders. Pursuant to the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Act, there will be no formal action of the Board during these informational workshops.
  

Informational Workshops

Technical Workshops

 

2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Progress


In Language Community Outreach

 

More Information

 

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