The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently approved the energy sector's most wide-ranging and integrated approach to managing climate change risks on the state’s energy investor-owned utilities (IOUs). Here are 5 key outcomes and questions utilities are asking themselves.
Who is going to pay for updating systems?
Who is going to help shape the decisions that affect disadvantaged and climate vulnerable communities?
How are you going to know which parts of the system are vulnerable to climate change impacts and how to prioritize investments?
How will climate resilience be integrated across all key aspects of a utility’s planning investments, management, and operations?
How will utilities ensure that the power they’re purchasing from third parties becomes climate resilient over time?
What can utilities nationwide learn from this new approach?
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