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  • PG&E Expands Efforts to Prevent Wildfires

    High temperatures, extreme dryness and record-high winds have created conditions in California where any spark at the wrong time and place can lead to a major wildfire. More than half of the area where PG&E customers live and work is at high risk for wildfires. Their Community Wildfire Safety Program includes plans to make their system, and our community, safer. An outline of this plan includes:

    • Reduce wildfire potential
      • Asset inspection and repair
      • Enhanced vegetation management
      • System automation
      • System hardening
      • Public Safety Power Shutoffs
    • Improve situation awareness
      • Weather stations
      • High-definition cameras
      • Wildfire Safety Operations Center (WSOC)
      • Meteorology
    • Reduce impact of PSPS events
      • Reduce impacted customers
      • Reduce length
      • Improve coordination with and support communities and customers
    You can learn more about PG&E’s plans to continue to improve wildfire prevention efforts at http://bit.ly/PGEWildfirePrevention. The site also provides a place where you can sign up to receive notifications on Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) in your area.