Wildfire Mitigation Plans
In 2018, following the devastating wildfires in 2016 and 2017, the California Legislature passed several bills increasing oversight of the electrical corporations’ efforts to reduce utility-related wildfires. Energy Safety is responsible for evaluating electrical corporations’ wildfire risk reduction efforts mainly through the WMP process. Electrical corporations must submit WMPs assessing their level of wildfire risk and providing plans for wildfire risk reduction to Energy Safety. Energy Safety must ensure utility wildfire mitigation efforts sufficiently address increasing utility wildfire risk.