Comprehensive blueprint strengthens SCE’s preparedness for wildfires

Southern California Edison took home Chartwell’s 2020 Silver Best Practices Award in Outage Restoration for its wildfire mitigation plan, a strategy to reduce the risk of electrical equipment igniting wildfires that goes beyond standard industry practices to address new climate conditions. The effort included hardening the grid to reduce potential fire ignitions; bolstering situational awareness capabilities; and expanding operational practices such as enhanced overhead inspections, vegetation management, de-energization of power lines and emergency response protocols.


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