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By - Jon Brown

Wildfire Mitigation & COVID-19 Webinar
April 27, 2020 | Online :: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time

 

Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic could still be raging when fire season starts. The coronavirus could also fade and return in the fall — right at the most dangerous time for wildfires in the West.

On EUCI’s Wildfire Mitigation & COVID-19 Webinar, utility and industry professionals, wildfire experts, and thought leaders from across the West will inform and engage each other about the challenges of wildfire risk reduction during the Coronavirus pandemic. Utilities and wildfire experts will share their best practices and plans for the upcoming wildfire season and share plans to manage risk.

 Register now for this complementary webinar on our interactive online platform for a meaningful discussion of the following topics:

  • How are COVID-19 restrictions impacting Wildfire Risk Reduction?
  • How are utilities mitigating for the impacts of COVID-19?
  • How will wildfire season change due to COVID-19?
  • How do the recently submitted Wildfire Mitigation Plans differ from 2019 plans?

Learning Outcomes

This webinar will provide attendees an opportunity to:

  • Identify strategies for continuing wildfire mitigation efforts during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Explore strategic plans for the upcoming wildfire season based on the impact of COVID-19 in the workforce
  • Discuss realities of possible Public Safety Power Shut-Off (PSPS) events during the pandemic
  • Demonstrate how to be proactive in wildfire planning and prevention during a health crisis
  • Strategize best practices for collaboration with customers, community groups, federal agencies and other stakeholders during the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Share best practices and lessons learned from development of 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plans

Agenda

Monday, April 27, 2020

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time


1:00 -1:10 pm :: Welcome and Introduction of Speakers

Jeffrey Baxter, Senior Director of Research & Development, Erickson


1:10 – 1:25 pm :: Strategies for Continuing Wildfire Mitigation Efforts During COVID-19 Restrictions

Matt Pender, Director, Community Wildfire Safety Program PMO, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Raj Roy, Principal Manager, Transmission & Distribution, Grid & Public Safety, Southern California Edison


1:25 – 1:40 pm :: Realities of Possible Public Safety Power Shut-off Events During the Pandemic

Raj Roy, Principal Manager, Transmission & Distribution, Grid & Public Safety, Southern California Edison


1:40 – 1:55 pm :: How Will the Upcoming Fire Season Likely Change Due to COVID-19

Mike Wilson, Assistant Chief, CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal, Utility Wildfire Mitigation Program


1:55 – 2:10 pm :: Update on Wildfire Mitigation Plans

Matt Pender, Director, Community Wildfire Safety Program PMO, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Raj Roy, Principal Manager, Transmission & Distribution, Grid & Public Safety, Southern California Edison


2:10 – 2:25 pm :: Q & A

2:25 – 2:30 pm :: Closing Comments

Senior Representative, Erickson

Presenters

  • Jeffrey Baxter, Senior Director of Research & Development, Erickson
  • Matt Pender, Director, Community Wildfire Safety Program PMO, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Rajdeep Roy, Principal Manager, Transmission & Distribution, Grid Resiliency & Public Safety,  Southern California Edison
  • Mike Wilson, Assistant Chief, CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal, Utility Wildfire Mitigation Program

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