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PG&E's Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) – A Critical Tool to Mitigate Wildfire Ignition Risks

September 25, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

In response to the drought intensified wildfire risk in PG&E’s service territory, PG&E has developed the Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) program as an additional layer of protection to reduce wildfire ignition risk. In 2021, PG&E began to pilot these new safety settings and has since seen a significant reduction in California Public Utilities Commission reportable-ignition. In 2022, the program was expanded to all circuits within the high fire risk areas of the service territory. In this presentation, we will cover the program overview, the technical background, how we continue to improve the effectiveness and highlight the opportunities we are taking to improve reliability and reduce customer impact.
11:30 am – Noon Lunch & Networking (In-Person)
Noon – 1:00 pm PG&E EPSS Technical Presentation (Zoom Start at Noon)
In-Person includes optional lunch provided by IEEE PES SF Chapter. Lunch is free for IEEE members & $5 for non-members. Pay on-site.
Speaker(s): James Tuccillo, Dave Canny,
Room: Courtyard Room, Bldg: CPUC, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, California, United States, 94102, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/371823

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