SB 45 (Senator Allen)
Wildfire Prevention, Safe Drinking Water, Drought Preparedness, and Flood Protection Bond Act
The bill provides creates a grant fund for local agencies, state agencies, special districts, joint powers authorities, tribes, and vulnerable populations to incentivize installation of microgrids, distributed generation, and storage systems, or in-home backup power systems powered by clean energy that provide continuity of electrical service in response to, or in anticipation of, disruption due to public safety power shutoffs, wildfire, or other disaster. The current proposed bond amount is $5.5B and will be a grant resource for CCAs to build local resiliency.
Passed Senate Appropriations Committee; Pending action in Assembly
CalCCA will be providing feedback and proposed language to the author and legislative leadership.