On September 13th, RCRC filed comments with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) noting de-energization experiences faced by many rural communities since last Fall.  Due to the complexity of de-energization procedures, this is the second phase and first “track” of comments in the De-Energization CPUC Proceeding.  

RCRC responded to a more in-depth examination of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), which focused on efforts to reach Access and Functional Needs populations, the overall de-energization strategy, as well as consistency with notification and communication issues.  The CPUC is not expected to make a subsequent ruling or decision in this phase of the Proceeding until the first quarter of 2020.

RCRC’s comments can be accessed here.