The Marin area webinar is set for Wednesday, June 10 from 5:30-7:00pm. MORE INFO HERE. At the webinar, PG&E officials will share how any needed Public Safety Power Shutoffs in 2020 are expected to be smaller in scope, shorter in duration and smarter for customers.
“With these webinars, even amid the ongoing COVID-19 health impacts, PG&E will keep customers and communities informed about its continuing important safety work to prevent and mitigate the serious risk of catastrophic wildfires while keeping customers and communities healthy and safe,” the company said in a statement.
“As we all work to meet the challenge of COVID-19, we also know wildfire season is around the corner,” said Laurie Giammona, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for PG&E. “We want to ensure our customers understand the steps that we are taking in their community to prepare and improve for this year.”
This year, PG&E says it is enhancing and expanding its efforts to reduce wildfire risks and keep customers and communities safe. Changes reflect feedback from customers, elected leaders and other stakeholders. This includes:
- • Making Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events smaller in size, shorter in length and smarter for customers
- • Installing new grid technology
- • Hardening the electric system
- • Performing enhanced vegetation management