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PG&E, SCE detail plans to spend more than $23B through 2025 to prevent wildfires in their footprints

PG&E’s wildfire mitigation plan is based on measures that it says have previously reduced the number of acres burned in the most high-risk portions of its service territory by 99% in 2022, as compared to the 2018-2020 average. These include “system hardening” work, such as setting up covered conductors and stronger poles – as well as pruning vegetation located close to its infrastructure.

The utility is also rolling out new technologies to prevent fires, including “downed conductor detection” that allows it to better detect faults on the system.

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