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 higher potential for wildfire risk in high fire-threat areas as designated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). You may see PG&E vegetation management inspectors and contractors in your neighborhood multiple times in a year if you live in these areas.
Our Enhanced Vegetation Management program involves multiple steps to help further reduce the risk of trees, limbs and branches from coming into contact with power lines in high fire-threat areas.
To maximize the safety of our customers, their neighborhoods and the surrounding community, we will:
A. Continue to meet state vegetation and fire safety standards through our routine vegetation management work, 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 prune to ensure compliance year-round. We will also remove hazardous vegetation such as dead or dying trees that pose a potential risk to the lines.
B. Respond to the increasing wildfire threat our state faces by addressing overhanging limbs and branches directly above and around the lines. We will also evaluate the condition of trees that may need to be addressed if they are tall enough to strike lines.
You can visit our Enhanced Vegetation Management Work to Reduce Wildfire Risks page for additional information.