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Wildfire Mitigation

Driven by the safety of San Diegans and all residents within our territory, we are passionate about building the most climate-resistant energy infrastructure in the country. During the past decade, SDG&E has built an industry-leading wildfire mitigation and weather-guided system that protects all the cities we serve and reduces critical fire risks for the entire region. SDG&E’s wildfire prevention program is now the model that other utilities in the state and elsewhere are replicating. It has been effective in aiding regional fire departments and other state and agency partners in their efforts to reduce fire risk.

Climate Change, Population Growth + Land Use, Drought and Bark Beetles are all fueling the fires

SDG&E has developed the most comprehensive and robust fire risk mitigation program in the U.S.

  • 24/7 all-hazard, all-risk watch desk program
  • First California utility to map high-risk fire areas
  • Founding member of the Department of Energy’s Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience, which connects utilities from around to country to share best practices and strategies for climate change adaptation
  • Winner of the 2018 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) for enhancing wildfire preparedness and grid resiliency (the electric industry’s highest honor)

As part of our commitment to wildfire mitigation, we have:

  • Invested more than $2 billion in a variety of safety measures to prevent catastrophic wildfires over the past decade
  • Established partnerships with climate science experts to develop the best climate science in California and the U.S.
  • Installed state-of-the-art network of cameras across our service territory that provides real-time information
  • Developed and built the nation’s densest utility-owned weather network, with over 200 stations

We are proud to work with our firefighters to ensure boots on the ground have the technical and scientific support they need to reduce potential ignitions and keep our communities safe.

“I dealt very closely with the Air Crane (helitanker leased by SDG&E to support regional firefighting) since its inception. There’s probably no better rotor wing helicopter than the S64 air crane so having it now respond into south Orange County is a game changer for us.”

Brian Fennessy, Orange County Fire Authority Fire Chief

“… [SDG&E] went back and took years of data – hot days, temperatures, humidity, the wind speeds – that gave them an algorithm… that we can apply to the future. They take all of that science and then they’ll tell us what the threat is.”

Tony Mecham, San Diego Unit Chief, CAL FIRE

“I want you to know that SDG&E and the people who work there want to keep you safe, because they too live in our communities and they have family here as well. They’re not only supplying you with the energy that you need, but also the safety that’s required to deliver that energy so that we all can remain safe and have happy lives in San Diego County.”

Jim Desmond, San Diego County Supervisor, District 5

Learn more about our Wildfire safety measures and mitigation activities

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For more information, please view the following infographic:

Comprehensive & Robust Wildfire Safety & Mitigation Program

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