Energy Safety Approves SCE 2023-2025 Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Decision Moves to CPUC for Ratification

Sacramento – The Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (Energy Safety) today released its evaluation and approval of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) 2023-2025 Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP). Energy Safety’s SCE 2023-2025 WMP decision moves to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for ratification.

Energy Safety’s decision found that SCE’s WMP was strong in the areas of asset inspections and situational awareness and forecasting, and emergency preparedness. The decision also identified areas for continued improvement for SCE’s future WMP updates.

California’s electrical corporations are required to submit three-year WMPs, updated annually, to Energy Safety for review and approval. SCE submitted its 2023-2025 WMP in March. In August, Energy Safety released its draft decision of SCE’s WMP for public review and comment. Following the incorporation of public comment, Energy Safety released its approval of the plan. Energy Safety WMP decisions move to the CPUC for ratification.

Energy Safety approved San Diego Gas & Electric’s 2023-2025 WMP on October 13. There are seven remaining 2023-2025 WMPs (Pacific Gas and Electric, PacifiCorp., Bear Valley Electric Service, Liberty Utilities, Horizon West, Trans Bay Cable, and LS Power) under Energy Safety review and evaluation.