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 December 02, 2019

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Workshop 1 - PG&E Mobile App Safety Reporting Pilot

A.19-07-019: PG&E Application Seeking Approval for a Pilot to Develop and Assess the Merits of a Public Safety Reporting Mobile App

December 3 | 10AM - 4PM
CPUC Auditorium, San Francisco
Call-In Number 1-866-859-2737, Participant Code 168-2922#

The Safety and Enforcement Division of the CPUC, Risk Assessment Section, will host a workshop on an active safety rulemaking in conjunction with Pacific Gas & Electric Company. The rulemaking seeks to determine, among other things, whether utility customers are capable of credibly identifying and reporting hazards involving PG&E assets so as to reduce risk of ignition.

 Workshop 1 will have PG&E staff present and explain:

- envisioned pilot software attributes and purpose;
- new rules and guidance the utility believes are necessary and helpful to enable the pilot and its success;
- the pilot rollout plan including timing and duration, geographic and demographic targets and sample size, and marketing and media support;
- existing examples of utility safety reporting web platforms, and any aspects of the safety-reporting pilot project which may not entirely comport with CPUC directives but which may be desirable and necessary. 

Ample time will be reserved for program Q&A. Intervenors, stakeholders, and the public are encouraged to attend and provide perspective and input.

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