Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Public Utilities Code (PUC) section 8387 was amended in 2018 by Senate Bill (SB) 901 (Dodd). Section 8387 requires that SMUD maintain and operate its electrical lines and equipment “in a manner that will minimize the risk of catastrophic wildfire posed by those electrical lines and equipment.” As amended by SB901, Section 8387 more specifically requires that SMUD “shall, before January 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, prepare a wildfire mitigation plan.”

The objectives of SMUD’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) is to:

  1. Reduce the risk of potential wildfire-causing ignition associated with SMUD’s electrical infrastructure;
  2. Implement a WMP that embraces safety, prevention, mitigation, and recovery as central priority for SMUD; and
  3. Create a WMP that is consistent with state law and objectives.

View 2023-2025 Wildfire Mitigation Plan 

View 2024 Wildfire Mitigation Plan update

View 2022 Wildfire Mitigation Plan

View 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan

View initial Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Independent evaluations

Through an open procurement process we contracted with a qualified independent evaluator (QIE) with experience assessing the safe operation of electrical infrastructure. The QIE assessed the comprehensiveness of our wildfire mitigation plan (WMP), including a review of our risk assessment and WMP strategies and found the plan is comprehensive and satisfies statutory requirements.

2023 WMP Independent Evaluation

2022 WMP Independent Evaluation

2021 WMP Independent Evaluation

Initial WMP Independent Evaluation

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Please contact wmp@smud.org for more information.