Event Profile

Wildfire Forum: What Utilities Need to Know (Free)

January 20, 2021


Thank you for your interest in this event. Registration for this webinar is now closed. For questions or to learn about future opportunities please contact Roy Cevallos at (360) 816-1446 or roy @nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Utility managers, policymakers, operations staff, and others who are involved with wildfire-related issues.

Webinar Overview:

Utilities continue to battle wildfires with unprecedented tolls in property damage and costs while the risks to the utility, its employees, and consumer-owners continue to rise. Every wildfire season brings new issues to the forefront while utilities are still in recovery mode from the prior season(s). NWPPA has created a timely forum series to tackle some of these issues and facilitate discussion between members, public officials, responders, and others. Topics for this series will be influenced by choices of participants during the first two sessions. Likely topics are risk and mitigation planning, power system shut-off criteria and considerations, crisis communication plans, vegetation management approaches, insurance coverage, advanced technology for assessment and hardening, and more.

This first forum will be on sharing best practices on risk and mitigation plans. Even utilities with plans in place are continuously refining and reacting to government policies or seeking better modes of implementation after recent experiences. You will be interacting with utility leaders who have been on the front lines in their service territories during recent fire seasons.


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Webinar Recordings:

Recordings can be made available to registrants who are unable to attend the live session.

Webinar Schedule:

The webinar will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. PST. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees within 12 hours before the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

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