Energy Safety Releases 2022 Safety Certification Guidelines

SACRAMENTO – Following a public adoption meeting today, (Aug. 25) Energy Safety has released its 2022 Safety Certification Guidelines. The guidelines set forth requirements electrical corporations must meet (PUC 8389(e)) for issuance of a safety certification.

The certification is designed to encourage electrical corporations to invest in safety and to improve safety culture to limit wildfire risks and reduce costs. (AB 1054, Section 2(f).) A safety certification is validation that an electrical corporation has documented completion of statutory actions related to safety.

A safety certification is not an affirmation by Energy Safety that an electrical corporation has taken all possible steps to prevent its equipment from causing wildfires, or that it is in full compliance with its wildfire mitigation plan or other laws and requirements.

For more information please see Safety Certification FAQs.