The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is inviting informal comments from the public by March 10, 2023 for the implementation of the Electric Undergrounding Expedition Program pursuant to California SB 884:
Please email comments to SB884@cpuc.ca.gov by March 10, 2023.
You may recall, California SB 884 was signed into law by the Governor on Sep 29, 2022. SB 884 will expedite the undergrounding of electrical lines and provide funding to the utility companies like PG&E for undergrounding by using the federal infrastructure fund, provided the utility companies’ undergrounding plans are approved by CPUC.
To apply for approval under the SB 884 Program, PG&E must submit an undergrounding plan to the Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (OEIS) and then to CPUC. PG&E will submit their plan to OEIS by March 24, 2023. Following submission, OEIS and CPUC will announce a public comment period prior to final approval of the PG&E plan.
On Feb 24, 2023, CPUC and OEIS conducted an SB 884 workshop with the utilities companies. Here is the recording of that workshop: