Learn about our vegetation safety work in high fire-threat areas


In response to the growing risk of wildfire in our state, we are enhancing our vegetation and safety work. Our focus will be on addressing vegetation that poses a high wildfire risk in areas designated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as facing the greatest wildfire threat.


Increasing our efforts for safety


Enhanced vegetation and fire-safety efforts are critical to reducing the risk of trees and brush coming into contact with lines.


To maximize the safety of our customers, their neighborhoods and the surrounding community, we will:



A. Enhance our routine vegetation management work to meet and exceed state vegetation and fire safety standards, which require clearances of 4 feet around power lines in high fire-threat areas with recommended minimum clearances of 12 feet or more at time of trim to ensure compliance year-round.


B. Respond to the dramatically increasing wildfire threat our state faces by addressing overhanging limbs and branches directly above and around the lines. We will also conduct targeted removal of dead and dying trees as well as certain species that are at increased risk of falling into power lines.



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