Energy Safety Releases Draft 2023 Safety Certification Guidelines for Public Comment

SACRAMENTO – The Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (Energy Safety) today released its Draft 2023 Safety Certification Guidelines for public comment. The guidelines set forth requirements electrical corporations must meet (PUC 8389(e)) for issuance of a safety certification.

Written public comment will be accepted until Tuesday, May 23, 5 p.m. (20 days from publication) with the reply comment deadline set for Friday, June 2, 5 p.m. (10 days from the opening comment deadline). Comments and reply comments must be submitted to the 2023 Safety Certifications Service List (2023-SCs) via Energy Safety’s e-filing system.

The guidelines will be considered for adoption during a virtual public meeting on June 28, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

A safety 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.

For more information please see Safety Certification FAQ.