Riechel Reports - Events - City of San Bruno CA
Wildfire Virtual Public Meeting
November 18 2020

Article Source:  CA Public Utilities Commission

California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco







SAN FRANCISCO, November 6, 2020 - The Wildfire Safety Advisory Board (WSAB) will host a remote access (virtual) workshop on publicly owned utility wildfire mitigation plans.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 1– 5 p.m.

WHERE: Remote access via webcast, WebEx, or conference line. Participation information is below. 

Members of the public are encouraged to attend remotely and provide their input. The Wildfire Safety Advisory Board will hear presentations from representatives of publicly owned electric utilities and electrical cooperatives.

Assembly Bill 1054, signed into law in July 2019, created the California Wildfire Safety Advisory Board, a board of independent expert advisors, to advise a new Wildfire Safety Division within the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on wildfire safety measures. The Wildfire Safety Advisory Board will also review and provide advisory opinions on the wildfire mitigation plans of publicly owned electric utilities and electrical cooperatives. The Wildfire Safety Advisory Board will serve as an additional forum for the public to provide input on the important topic of wildfire safety.


       Live video broadcast via webcast: www.adminmonitor.com/ca/cpuc 

o   Participants have audio and video but will not be able to submit written comments/questions.

       WebEx: Provides event audio and video and allows participants to submit written comments/questions.

o   Link: https://cpuc.webex.com/cpuc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8c6981266e6e0819caaa00d7d6347e67

o   Event number: 146 483 7658

o   Event password: 2020

       Phone: Participants can hear the live event and make comment during the discussion or Q&A portions of the workshop.

o   Call-in number: 800-857-1917, passcode: 1767567

o   Participants will be placed on mute in “listen-only” mode until the public comment portion of the meeting. Once the public comment portions of the meeting begin, participants may dial * 1 (star one) when they wish to speak to be placed in a queue by the operator.

       Please note public comment will be via phone, WebEx, or email. During the discussion or Q&A portions, participants can comment via WebEx chat, emailing wildfiresafetyadvisoryboard@cpuc.ca.gov, or dialing * 1 (star one) to be placed in the operator’s queue.

       If you need an additional accommodation or modification to participate in the meeting, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or toll free at 866-849-8390 at least five days in advance of the workshop.

Because of the changes related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the most updated information related to the Wildfire Safety Advisory Board workshop will be available prior to the commencement of the meeting at www.cpuc.ca.gov/WSAB. The workshop will be recorded and posted to the CPUC’s website.

For questions about the agenda or to provide written comments before the meeting, please contact the Wildfire Safety Advisory Board at wildfiresafetyadvisoryboard@cpuc.ca.gov.

The agenda is provided below. Additional information is available at
www.cpuc.ca.gov/wsab or by emailing WildfireSafetyAdvisoryBoard@cpuc.ca.gov.

Wildfire Safety Advisory Board Workshop on

Publicly Owned Utility Wildfire Mitigation Plans

November 18, 2020, 1 - 5 p.m.







Opening Comments with Alice Reynolds, Senior Advisor for Energy at the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom


POU Presentation Panel

a.      Presentations

       Brian Wilbur, Director of Power Transmission and Distribution, LADWP

       Janet Lonneker, Assistant General Manager of Electric Services, Anaheim Public Utilities

       Terry Crowley, Healdsburg Utility Director, City of Healdsburg Utility Department

       David Hernandez, T&D Engineering Manager, Burbank Water and Power

       Joe Gill, Assistant General Manager, Turlock Irrigation District

       Bradley A Kresge, General Manager, Surprise Valley Electrification Corp.

       Joy A. Mastache, Senior Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, SMUD

b.     Q&A + Discussion with the Board


Stretch Break


Board Introduces & Discusses General Advisory Opinion Themes


Municipal Utility Associations Discussion for WMP Improvement

a.      Groupings

b.     Templates

c.      Discussion


Public Q&A








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