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California Wildfire Public Safety

MID Wildfire Mitigation Plan

Wildfires have become a real and growing threat in California. MID's goal is to provide safe, reliable and affordable electric service to our communities. To meet this goal, we design, construct, maintain and operate our power lines and equipment in a manner that minimizes the risk of catastrophic wildfires.

MID's service territory is located in a region of California that has a very low wildfire risk. Despite low risk, MID's Wildfire Mitigation Plan outlines a range of activities and actions we are taking to help our region prevent and respond to the increasing risk of wildfires.

MID's Wildfire Mitigation Plan - July 2021

Independent Evaluation Report

PG&E Community Wildfire Safety Program

As a safety precaution, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has recently been promoting their Community Wildfire Safety Program and plans to temporarily turn off power to fire-prone areas during extreme weather conditions. These are referred to as Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). MID’s service area differs from PG&E’s area as our infrastructure isn’t within critical wildfire areas. MID’s electric system also operates separately from PG&E’s, so any PG&E power outage - including a PSPS - most likely won’t directly affect MID and our customers.

General California Wildfire Information

While MID doesn’t anticipate preemptive power shutoffs to our customers due to local wildfire-related issues, California wildfires could possibly cause regional or statewide power supply constraints that would affect MID’s ability to serve our customers. Public safety is always a priority. In a rare event that MID is forced to conduct wildfire issue-related power shutoffs, we will alert our customers via MID’s web site, social media channels, the media and our community partners.

We encourage our customers to always be prepared for power outages. Power outage tips can be found here.

In the event that you do experience a power outage, please call MID at 209-526-8222.