Riverside Public Utilities

Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Riverside Public Utilities Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) incorporates information on the methods and procedures the utility employs to ensure the safe construction, maintenance and operation of its electrical infrastructure in order to reduce the risk that the infrastructure could cause a catastrophic wildfire. The WMP specifically discusses RPU’s preventative strategies and operational actions that minimize risk of wildfires caused by RPU’s electrical infrastructure.

Developed by RPU staff in coordination with the Riverside Fire Department, the WMP is prepared in response to requirements that were initially established under Senate Bill 901 (Dodd) in 2018 and that are now embodied in California State Law under Public Utilities Code 8387. The law was put in place to address the catastrophic wildfires that have occurred in recent years.