1. What We Do
  2. »
  3. Electrical Infrastructure Safety
  4. »
  5. Electrical Compliance
  6. »
  7. Wildfire Mitigation Plan Compliance

Wildfire Mitigation Plan Compliance

Energy Safety’s Compliance Assurance Division is responsible for oversight of electrical corporation compliance with wildfire mitigation plans (WMP).  In accordance with Government Code §15475.1(b), Energy Safety also identifies issues that the electrical corporations must expeditiously resolve to minimize wildfire risk and resolve noncompliance with WMP initiatives to support public safety.

Annual Reports on Compliance

To ensure effective compliance actions are taken and statutory obligations are met, Energy Safety requires electrical corporations to file several types of compliance reports on either a quarterly or annual basis.

Energy Safety’s 2021 Annual Reports on Compliance

Energy Safety’s 2020 Annual Reports on Compliance:

Electrical Corporation Annual Reports on Compliance include:

  • Electrical Corporation Annual Reports on Compliance (EC ARC) required pursuant to Public Utilities Code §8386.3(c)(1)
  • Notices of substantial vegetation management (SVM) completion required pursuant to Public Utilities Code §8386.3(c)(5)(A)

WMP Compliance Process

Public Utilities Code §8389(d)(3) directs the CPUC, after consultation with Energy Safety, to “adopt and approve” a “wildfire mitigation plan compliance process” by December 1 annually. The CPUC formally reviews, adopts, and approves Energy Safety’s WMP Compliance Process documents via resolution.

2023 WMP Compliance Process – Adopted via CPUC Resolution SPD-13

2022 WMP Compliance ProcessAdopted via CPUC Resolution SPD-7

2021 WMP Compliance ProcessAdopted via CPUC Resolution M-4860

2020 WMP Compliance Process – Adopted via CPUC Resolution WSD-012

Compliance Guidelines

The Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (Energy Safety) has authority under Government Code section 15475.6 to “adopt guidelines setting forth the requirements, format, timing, and any other matters required to exercise its powers, perform its duties, and meet its responsibilities described in Sections 326, 326.1, and 326.2 and Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 8385) of Division 4.1 of the Public Utilities Code….”

Pursuant to Public Utilities Code section 8386(b), electrical corporations must annually prepare and submit a Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) to Energy Safety for review and approval. Subsequently, pursuant to section 8386.3(c), Energy Safety is charged with overseeing the electrical corporations’ compliance with the WMP. Energy Safety’s Compliance Guidelines set forth substantive and procedural requirements for electrical corporations both during and after the annual compliance period.