Utility Wildfire Mitigation Guide 2020

This Best Practice guide applies to all electricity transmission and distribution utilities that have assets in areas of wildfire risk.

The Best Practices document outlines activities that utilities should consider to:

  • Prevent and mitigate the risk of utility assets igniting a wildfire
  • Prevent and mitigate the risk of utility assets being impacted by a wildfire

Power industry assets are a possible source of wildfire ignition, as well as a receptor of potential negative fire impacts or damage. This document provides guidance for the electricity industry in Canada with the aim of reducing or eliminating ignitions and promoting industry resilience to wildfires while maintaining safe and reliable service to customers.

Read the News Release here

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Gent – Director of Analytics
gent@electricity.ca