2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plans (WMP)

Utility 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plans

On Feb. 6, 2019, utilities submitted their wildfire mitigation plans:

Party Comments on Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans

Utility Replies to Party Comments

Utility 2019 WMP Data Requests, Responses, Websites

Utility 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Progress


On May 30, 2019, the Commission approved the wildfire mitigation plans of the utilities and transmission owners, subject to several conditions. Final versions of the decisions appear below, along with a press release and fact sheet summarizing the decisions.

June 14, 2019: Assigned Commissioner and Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Launching Phase 2 of the Wildfire Mitigation Plan Proceeding and this PDF

Phase 2

Phase 2 of the proceeding began in June 2019, focused on the following issues:

  • Develop metrics to evaluate the Plans and process for handling next year’s Plans that allows more time for review.
  • Evaluate PG&E’s second amended Plan, filed too late for review on April 25, 2019.
  • Kick off the Commission’s independent evaluation of the Plans.
  • Familiarize stakeholders with the pending update of CAL FIRE’s Powerline Fire Prevention Field Guide (Field Guide), which contains standards, statutes, and regulations necessary to minimize the occurrences of wildfires that may be caused by the power lines and related equipment.
  • Examine whether electrical corporations should conduct wildfire outreach in additional languages beyond those adopted in Phase 1 (English, Spanish, Chinese languages, Tagalog, Vietnamese, as well as Russian and Korean where prevalent).

September 2019 Workshops

On September 17, 18 and 19, 2019, workshops were held on implementing utility wildfire mitigation plans.

Opening public comments and reply comments were received in November 2019.