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News Release
West Coast Utility Commissions - Wildfire Dialogue - 08/12/19


TOPIC:                       West Coast Utility Commissions – Wildfire Dialogue

WHEN:                       Friday, August 16, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:                     Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, OR 97232

COST:                        Free; open to the public and media


West Coast Utility Commissions - Wildfire Dialogue

Public utility commissioners from British Columbia, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington will convene at an all-day, public dialogue regarding wildfire risk. The event will feature participants and experts, who will share their perspectives and evolving approaches to address rapidly changing wildfire risk aggravated by climate change and other factors. This dialogue will focus on impacts to energy utilities, customers, and communities, as well as lessons learned by western states to help manage and mitigate wildfire risk.

Panel Topics for Dialogue:

  • Tracking the Changing Risk
  • Making Risk-Based Changes to the System
  • Managing the Financial Risks
  • Expanding Public Safety Coordination

This event is open to the press and public, however it is not a decision-making meeting for the participating Commissions and no formal action will be taken.

Media representatives are encouraged to attend in person, view the event live online or listen by phone to help educate the public of the regional efforts on the increasingly prominent topic of wildfire risk and mitigation. Please register online, whether attending in person, by phone or viewing live online. Details including the call-in number and web link will be emailed in advance of the event.

For more information or to register, visit:  https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/WestCoastWildfireDialogue/.

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Oregon contact:
Kandi Young, Public Information Officer, Oregon Public Utility Commission; (503) 373-1571, kandi.young@state.or.us  

California contact:
Terrie Prosper, Director, News and Outreach, California Public Utilities Commission; (415) 703-1366, news@cpuc.ca.gov

British Columbia contact:
Krissy Van Loon, Communications Manager, British Columbia Utilities Commission; (604) 660-4727, issy.vanloon@bcuc.com">krissy.vanloon@bcuc.com

Washington contact:
Amanda Maxwell, Communications Director, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission; (360) 664-1116, media@utc.wa.gov.

Nevada contact:
Peter Kostes, Public Information Officer, Nevada Public Utilities Commission; (775) 684-6118

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