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PG&E places underground each year approximately 30 miles of overhead electric facilities, within its service area. The work is done under provisions of the company's Rule 20A, an electric tariff filed with the California Public Utilities Commission. TPW acts as liaison between the utilities and property owners within an established underground utility district.

For more information on Rule 20A projects, including PG&Es status sheet, please visit: https://www.pge.com/mybusiness/customerservice/energystatus/streetconstruction/rule20/index.shtml

Latest News - Rule 20 Project Updates

July 2022 - Freestone Project Delayed

The County has been notified by PG&E that the Freestone Underground Utility District project construction slated to begin this summer has been delayed due to their urgent need to focus resources on wildfire hardening. PG&E has stated that this, along with other multi-year projects are currently slated to be rescheduled, not eliminated; officials hope to execute this project in 2023 or 2024.  However, given the area’s high wildfire risk admist severe draught, evaluation of risk and resource priorities ongoing and are subject to change.

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