Implementation of Assembly Bill 1054

On July 12, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1054 (Holden). AB 1054 requires the CPUC to take a number of actions addressed below. The CPUC will update this webpage with relevant documents as they become available. If you have questions, please contact

Wildfire Fund and Safety Certificates

AB 1054 provides for a Wildfire Fund, which electrical corporations may access upon meeting specified requirements. Electrical corporations must first opt in to the fund, which Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) have done.

To access the fund, an electrical corporation must also annually provide the Executive Director of the CPUC documentation of meeting the requirements of Public Utilities Code Section 8389(e)(1)-(4). If an electrical corporation has met the requirements of Section 8389(e)(1)-(4), then the CPUC's Executive Director will issue a safety certification.

CPUC Order Instituting Rulemaking to Consider Authorization of a Non-Bypassable Charge to Support California's Wildfire Fund

On July 26, 2019, the CPUC initiated a Rulemaking as required by Section 3289(a)(1), which requires the CPUC to consider using its authority to require each electrical corporation, except a regional electrical corporation that chooses not to participate in any fund, to collect a non-bypassable charge from ratepayers of the electrical corporation to support the Wildfire Fund established pursuant to Section 3284.

The documents for R.19-07-017 are available on the proceeding's Docket Card.

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