The North American electric system infrastructure is vital, enabling our critical infrastructure as well as the nation's safety, prosperity, and wellbeing, but wildfires pose an inherent threat to the system. Approximately 10 percent of wildfire ignitions are sparked by faults on electrical infrastructure or electric equipment failure, and power shutoffs in anticipation of or due to all wildfires are a growing risk.
Join the DOE and National Laboratories in April to learn more about the wildfire mitigation capabilities and technologies. Whether it’s a fire created by utility equipment or an oncoming fire that is threatening a utility company’s equipment, the National Laboratories have the solutions to help reduce risks.
Please register for each webinar individually:
- April 8, 2021 · 2-4 PM ET · Sensing & Detection | Fire Testing Capabilities
- Register for Webinar #1
- Speakers include representatives from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories
- April 15, 2021 · 2-4 PM ET · Situational Awareness
- Register for Webinar #2
- Speakers include representatives from Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories
- April 22, 2021 · 2-4 PM ET · Modeling & Analytical Tools
- Register for Webinar #3
- Speakers include representatives from Argonne National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
- April 29, 2021 · 2-4 PM ET · Modeling & Analytical Tools | Post Fire Analysis
- Register for Webinar #4
- Speakers include representatives from, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Following each webinar, we will post the recordings and presentations to this page.
For additional questions, please contact Stewart Cedres in the Office of Electricity.
This post first appeared on the Office of Electricity blog, and it can be accessed here.