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 news@cpuc.ca.gov.

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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