• Oregon electric utilities file first state-required wildfire mitigation plans with PUC

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    Electric companies throughout Oregon are filing Wildfire Mitigation Plans. Learn more here.

    SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – Electric utilities across Oregon have filed their first state-required Wildfire Mitigation Plans, designed to prevent and mitigate wildfire risk, with the Oregon Public Utility Commission, the agency said Friday.

    The WMPs are the first to be filed since Senate Bill 762 passed during the 2021 legislative session, requiring plans for all electric utilities providing service in Oregon.

    Senate Bill 762 established formal standards for electric utility wildfire mitigation plans, including the information utilities are required to include.

    Plans must identify areas at high-risk for wildfires within the utility’s service territory and actions to minimize those risks, as well as protocols for implementing public safety…