This week, PG&E submitted a Wildfire Safety Plan to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and what it could mean for our community. The plan describes actions that the company is taking to help further reduce wildfire risks and keep our customers and the communities we serve safe. You can find a copy of the plan by clicking this link.
The Wildfire Safety Plan includes additional measures to reduce risk, given the 2017 and 2018 wildfires. Some of these initiatives include:
- Enhancing vegetation management around power lines
- Conducting accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure in high fire-threat areas
- Further strengthening and upgrading our electric system to make it more resilient
- Increasing real-time monitoring by adding new weather stations and high-definition cameras
Beginning with the 2019 wildfire season, PG&E will also expand its Public Safety Power Shutoff program to include all electric lines that pass through high fire-threat areas – both distribution and transmission. While customers in high fire-threat areas are more likely to be affected, any of PG&E’s more than 5 million electric customers could have their power shut off for safety only as a last resort when forecasted fire danger conditions warrant. For more information on PG&E and their wildfire reduction efforts, go to: www.pge.com/wildfiresafety.