803: Integrated Vegetation Management, Relationships & Wildfire Prevention
Date & Time
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mark Gabriel

Western Area Power Administration's territory covers all or part of 15 central and western states, which encompass several different ecosystems with specific environmental sensitivities. Wildfire risk is increasing in nearly all parts of WAPA's territory, and WAPA transmission assets were directly impacted by 2018's Carr Fire and "fire tornado" in northern California. As the federal utility faces imminent threats to power delivery from wildfires and strives to prevent and mitigate their effects on communities, WAPA has developed innovative and proactive measures based on specific ecosystems to limit wildfire exposure, reduce the risk of fires caused by powerlines and avoid the need for public safety power shutoffs.

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Mark A. Gabriel