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File #: 20-483    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/17/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/9/2020 Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Consideration of the City of Santa Clara Electric Department, dba Silicon Valley Power (SVP), Wildfire Mitigation Plan Update 2020 [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]
Attachments: 1. SVP Wildfire Mitigation Plan April 2020, 2. High Fire-Threat District Map
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Consideration of the City of Santa Clara Electric Department, dba Silicon Valley Power (SVP), Wildfire Mitigation Plan Update 2020 [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]

Report
BACKGROUND
On October 9, 2018 the City of Santa Clara City Council took action on the initial determination of wildfire risk on the remote transmission assets for the City of Santa Clara dba Silicon Valley Power (SVP). This action directed SVP staff to create a formal wildfire mitigation plan for remote transmission assets owned by SVP as required by California Public Utilities Code Section 8387, as amended by Senate Bill 901 in 2018.

On June 25, 2019 the City of Santa Clara City Council took action approving SVP's 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan. In accordance with State law the plan has undergone its annual review, minor clarifications and updates have been incorporated as identified in the Discussion section.

SVP's service territory is contiguous with the City of Santa Clara city limits with limited exceptions in neighboring jurisdictions. The City is an urban environment and is surrounded on all sides by urban environments in other cities. Based on historical fire data and local conditions, and in consultation with the fire departments or other entities responsible for controlling fires within SVP's geographical service area where the utility's overhead electrical lines and equipment are located, there is no significant risk of catastrophic wildfire resulting from those electrical lines and equipment. Therefore, the plan focuses on the management of five transmission assets outside of SVP's service territory.

SVP owns remote transmission assets, including, but not limited to, the wires, the poles, and other equipment needed to safely maintain and deliver power generated from generation assets located outside the City limits as follows:

* SVP owns and operates the Grizzly Hydroelectric Project...

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