Wildfire

Utility best practices for mitigation and response to fire storms.

Highlights

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California Commission Strengthens Enforcement Efforts with New Citation Program for Power Shutoffs

Oct. 2, 2023
This new citation program establishes a tool that CPUC staff may use when appropriate to swiftly cite utilities for lack of compliance with PSPS guidelines.
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SCE Partners for AI Technology for Wildfire Mitigation

Oct. 2, 2023
The enterprise-grade, 3D network modeling technology uses AI/ML to aggregate utilities' broad spectrum of data sources into one hyper-realistic digital simulation environment....
Photo by SDG&E.
SDG&E sought approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones for multiple use cases, including assessments. It was one of the first utilities to receive approval in 2014.
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SDG&E Expands Drone Program to Detect Damage

April 12, 2023
The utility takes the use of drones for preventive assessments further by automatically detecting damaged assets from drone-captured images.
Photo by Portland General Electric.
Utility workers install a new pole in a forested area of the PGE service territory.
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Portland General Electric Deploys AI, Advanced Tech to Reduce Wildfire Risk

April 11, 2023
The Pacific Northwest utility is advancing its wildfire mitigation plan by hardening the grid and enhancing situational awareness with detection systems.
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Wildfire sweeps the mountainside, crossing metal transmission towers.
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How To Select Pole Material With Wildfires In Mind

April 6, 2023
Xcel Energy, SDG&E and the Snohomish County PUD share insights on fire hardening and their wildfire protection plans.

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Wildfire Risk Mitigation

Feb. 16, 2022
Learn about the tools and practices that minimize power equipment caused fires.
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Electric Utility Operations

Crews Complete Construction and Energization of 350 More Miles of Underground Power Lines

Jan. 4, 2024
Buried lines now reduce 98% of the wildfire risk in 20 counties served by PG&E.
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Smart Utility

SDG&E Receives Two Awards For Outstanding Reliability, Grid Sustainability

Dec. 18, 2023
SDG&E developed two battery storage sites to bolster grid reliability and community resilience during summers.
Construction crews installed an integrate system of solar, battery, and generator system. Photo courtesy of BoxPower.
Distributed Energy Resources

PG&E Remote Grid Delivers Wildfire Safety and Ratepayer Savings

Dec. 5, 2023
First of many stand-alone systems, integrate solar, battery storage, and generation.
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Hawaiian Electric Advances Wildfire Safety Strategy, Expands Grid Resilience Work

Nov. 7, 2023
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency recently named wildfires as the top hazard in the state as part of its statewide hazard mitigation plan.