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How Covered Conductor Lines Help Reduce Wildfire Risk

A new SCE video demonstrates the importance of ongoing grid hardening efforts.
 

Southern California Edison so far has installed 2,500 miles of covered conductor, or insulated wire, to help mitigate the risk of tree branches or debris contacting power lines and sparking a potentially catastrophic wildfire.

Combined with Public Safety Power Shutoffs and other operational practices, “SCE estimates that it has reduced the probability of losses from catastrophic wildfires by 55% to 65%, relative to pre-2018 levels,” said Pedro J. Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International, parent company of SCE and Edison Energy.

The following video explains how covered conductor works to improve electrical line safety and resilience in high fire risk areas.