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PGE Focuses on Public Safety  Prevention of TreeCaused Power Outages and Fire Chris Schroeder, PG&E.

Targeted tree removal coupled with the pruning of overhanging limbs.

PG&E Focuses on Public Safety & Prevention of Tree-Caused Power Outages and Fires

PG&E is focusing on public safety with regard to vegetation-related outages and potential associated fires. 

Until 2006, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E’s) vegetation management program focused primarily on routine maintenance work to simply maintain compliance with California mandates pertaining to vegetation line clearance. Such routine vegetation work includes tree pruning and removal along distribution and transmission lines, as well as vegetation clearing around subject poles.

Improvements to system average interruption frequency index (SAIFI), defined as the average

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