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 opt into the fund, make financial commitments, and maintain a safety certificate from the CPUC, among meeting other conditions required by AB 1054.

 Each of the regional electrical corporations elected not to participate in the fund.

 

On July 26, 2019, the CPUC initiated Rulemaking 19-07-017 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 Pub. Util. Code section 3284.

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

  

Schedule

On September 23, 2019 the Administrative Law Judge issued a proposed decision that adopts an annual revenue requirement for each of the three large IOUs and authorizes the imposition of a non-bypassable charge to collect the revenue requirement.

  • October 10, 2019: Oral Argument at the Commission's headquarters in San Francisco
  • October 14 and 21, 2019: Comments and Reply Comments due
  • October 24, 2019: The Commission is scheduled to vote on the proposed decision.

 

Safety Certificates

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 issues a safety certification.


Immigration Guide