Utility Wildfire

The Importance of a Dedicated Wildfire Weather Network

June 23, 2021
Learn how accurate, real-time weather data is critical to understanding wildfire risk and consequences to utilities and how this data supports decision making, calls to action that minimize the impact of weather-related events on grid operations.

In this white paper, we explore how to better understand overall wildfire risk both to and from utility assets and infrastructure using quality weather data inputs from dedicated wildfire weather networks. We examine scalable technologies that easily integrate into existing systems and bring tremendous value to utility wildfire mitigation operations. We look at how a dedicated wildfire weather network can increase grid resiliency with enhanced situational awareness and improve operational decision-making based on real-time, observed weather conditions and circumstances.