- Energy Safety’s 2020 Annual Reports on Compliance: Energy Safety’s Annual Reports on Compliance (ARC) are an assessment of each electrical corporation’s implementation of their approved 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP). The reports make a final determination on whether an electrical corporation had substantially complied with its approved plan. Once Energy Safety has made a final determination, if an electrical corporation has not substantially complied with its approved plan, Energy Safety may recommend that the California Public Utilities Commission pursue an enforcement action.
- Compliance Assessments: Annual assessments assure each electrical corporation’s compliance with an approved WMP during the prior compliance period. Ongoing assessments determine compliance throughout the compliance period based upon Energy Safety’s field inspections and audits, Independent Evaluator reports, and other regular reporting submissions. Assessments are scheduled according to statute or Energy Safety.
- Compliance Assessment Results: Upon completion of an assessment, Energy Safety notifies electrical corporations of their compliance assessment findings, including risk categories and remediation timelines. Pursuant to Government Code §15475.2, Energy Safety “may issue a notice of violation (NOV) or notice of defect (NOD) to direct the regulated entity to correct any defect or noncompliance with the approved wildfire mitigation plan or failure to comply with any laws, regulations, or guidelines within the authority of the office.” Energy Safety NOVs and NODs, including any requests for hearing and adjudication of those hearings are publicly available on Energy Safety’s website through the e-Filing System – Compliance Enforcement Case – in the respective dockets.
- Compliance Assessment Referrals: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has penalty authority pursuant to Public Utilities Code §8389(g). If Energy Safety “determines an electrical corporation is not in compliance with its approved wildfire mitigation plan, it may recommend that the CPUC pursue an enforcement action against the electrical corporation for noncompliance with its approved plan.” Energy Safety provides summaries of its compliance assessments and findings to the CPUC on a regular basis, and the CPUC determines whether to pursue enforcement actions. Energy Safety includes the electrical corporation’s response and the resolution status of any violations or defects in the summaries it provides to the CPUC.
Annual Reports on Compliance
Energy Safety’s 2020 Annual Reports on Compliance:
- PG&E – 2/24/23
- PacifiCorp – 2/24/23
- San Diego Gas & Electric – 1/10/23
- Bear Valley Electrical Service – 12/27/22
- Liberty Utilities – 12/27/22
- Horizon West Transmission – 12/13/22
- Southern California Edison– 12/13/22
- Trans Bay Cable – 12/13/22
Electrical Corporation Annual Reports on Compliance include:
WMP Compliance Process
2022 WMP Compliance Process – Adopted via CPUC Resolution SPD-7
2021 WMP Compliance Process – Adopted via CPUC Resolution M-4860
2020 WMP Compliance Process – Adopted via CPUC Resolution WSD-012
While the annual WMP Compliance Process subject to CPUC approval outlines Energy Safety’s high-level approach to compliance, the Compliance Operational Guidelines provide the specific operational detail for execution of that process. The Compliance Operational Guidelines set forth the requirements, format, timing, and other matters required for Energy Safety to exercise its powers, perform its duties, and meet its responsibilities for overseeing electrical corporation compliance. The Compliance Operational Guidelines are adopted annually in accordance with the requirements of Government Code § 15475.6 and can be found within Energy Safety’s e-Filing System.