Weather is one of the biggest concerns for electric utilities, and in recent years, the changing climate has made extreme weather events increasingly common.
Conditions on the ground are changing, and so are our plans and responses. We’re investing nearly half a billion dollars across our system in wildfire mitigation investment strategies over the coming years. With new capabilities in round-the-clock and vegetation management, we’re advancing safety today and building resilience and reliability for years to come.
Fire-resistant poles, covered lines and undergrounding where appropriate are just part of the story. We’re also installing advanced technology that enables real-time monitoring, remote management and more.
We’re putting big data to work for a resilient system with a combination of enhanced situational awareness and new meteorology tools and teams for forecasting how weather will impact the system.
We're using aerial and ground patrols to identify potential hazards, removing trees before they can come into contact with lines, expanding vegetation clearance around poles and more.
We work closely with emergency service agencies, regional and state forestry departments and local community leaders to expand and coordinate plans.
With wildfires becoming more frequent and intense throughout our region, protecting the communities we serve while providing safe, reliable power is our highest priority.
For areas at higher risk, learn about how we can proactively turn off power for public safety.
With 12,000 megawatts of new renewable energy resources by 2040, we’re committed to a clean energy future.
From our day-to-day operations to our most ambitious initiatives, we’re focused on delivering safe, reliable and affordable power to you.
We’re proud to live and work in the communities we serve. That’s why we volunteer alongside our neighbors and fund grants for education, the arts and more.