Energy Safety Issues Revision Notice for the BVES 2023-2025 Wildfire Mitigation Plan

SACRAMENTO – The Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (Energy Safety) today issued a Revision Notice to Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) for their 2023-2025 Wildfire Mitigation Plan. The revision notice identified two critical issues with the BVES WMP that must be satisfactorily addressed for the plan to be considered for approval. BVES has 45 days to respond. A public comment period will follow.


The two critical issues include:


Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS)


  1. PSPS targets are unsupported by BVES’s WMP narrative, PSPS projections, and past PSPS usage.


  1. The completion date is missing for the final objective in Section 9.1.3 Table 9-3.


Energy Safety’s BVES revision notice spells out required remedies that the electrical corporation must satisfactorily address or risk approval of it 2023-2025 WMP. BVES is required to submit an updated WMP within 45 days. Stakeholders will have an opportunity to submit comments within 15 calendar days of Energy Safety’s receipt of the BVES response.


The revision notice includes a timetable for the process. The BVES response is due by Aug. 23, public comments are due by Sept. 7, reply comments are due by Sept. 17, and Energy Safety is scheduled to release a draft WMP decision in October.


For additional help in posting a public comment, please visit Energy Safety’s public comment page.