Leave the Trees, Trip the Lines – February 22, 2024


Research quoted in Politico conducted by Energy Institute Faculty Director Meredith Fowlie, Faculty Affiliate Duncan Callaway, and Graduate Student Researcher, Cody Warner provides insight on PGE’s approach to minimizing wildfire risk through burying power lines.

“PG&E’s risk mitigation efforts have significantly reduced vegetation-contact ignitions. Absent these efforts, we estimate that ignitions in high-hazard areas would have been four times higher in 2022.”


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