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File #: 21-1176    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 7/8/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board receive a presentation from PG&E on the Community Wildfire Safety Program and Public Safety Power Shut Off events. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - PG&E Presentation BOS Rcvd 7-19-21

Title

Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board receive a presentation from PG&E on the Community Wildfire Safety Program and Public Safety Power Shut Off events.

 

FUNDING:  N/A

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the electrical power provider for the County’s West Slope, implemented its “Public Safety Power Shutoff” policy in 2019. This policy provides for de-energization of PG&E’s service areas when gusty winds and dry conditions combine with a high fire risk. In 2019, El Dorado County experienced four multiple-day power shutoffs, some of which affected more than 50,000 customers within the County.

 

The primary purpose of this presentation is to allow PG&E to share progress on the work they have done to prevent wildfires and reduce Public Safety Power Shutoff events.

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS

The Board should receive and file this presentation

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

N/A

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

N/A

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Good Governance, Public Safety

 

CONTACT

Don Ashton, Chief Administrative Officer