Energy Safety Issues

Follow links to safety issues by utility and by general topic.


By Utility

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)  

Investigation into Pacific Gas & Electric’s Improper Ex Parte Violations




Application to Sell Coal Mining Assets 

PacifiCorp has requested CPUC approval to sell numerous coal mining assets located in Utah, but partially paid for by California ratepayers, which could have potential health & safety, environmental, and financial impacts on California ratepayers.   



By Topic

Emergency Disaster Relief

The state of California Experienced major wildfires in 2017 that gravely impacted the lives of many Californians and affected multiple utility services across the state. The Commission enacted short-term protections in December 2017 and January 2018. The Commission has subsequently opened a new Rulemaking to modify the protections as necessary, and to make the resulting protections permanent.  


Natural Gas

SoCalGas/SDG&E Natural Gas Transmission Lines 1600 / 3602


Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Mitigation Phase

Safety Model Assessment Proceeding


Wildfire Expense Memorandum Account (WEMA)

WEMA tracks wildfire damage costs to third parties, in excess of utilities' insurance coverage. Utilities' application may vary such as requesting approval to recover costs and seeking approval to establish WEMA.



Emergency Disaster Relief