Hardening the grid, reducing risks

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.

Our ongoing work to increase safety and reliability

Hardening our infrastructure

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.

Real-time monitoring

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. 

Increased vegetation management

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're making important upgrades across our system to build a hardened, future-ready grid. These include investments in our physical infrastructure (poles, conductors), vegetation management and advanced weather-monitoring and control technology.

Regional coordination and planning

We work closely with emergency service agencies, regional and state forestry departments and local community leaders to expand and coordinate plans. 

Wildfire mitigation 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. 

Public Safety Power Shutoff

For areas at higher risk, learn about how we can proactively turn off power for public safety.

Bold ideas. Even bolder action.

On the path to net zero

With 12,000 megawatts of new renewable energy resources by 2040, we’re committed to a clean energy future.

Focused on affordability

From our day-to-day operations to our most ambitious initiatives, we’re focused on delivering safe, reliable and affordable power to you.

Building on community strength

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.