How California’s largest utility, PG&E, is using remote solar-powered microgrids to solve its wildfire problem

California’s largest utility, PG&E, has a massive wildfire problem. Its equipment has sparked half of the state’s most destructive fires since 2015, including the Camp Fire that killed 85 people in 2018. Now, it’s trying to reduce the risk by building remote solar-powered microgrids, shutting off power during windy weather, and cutting down thousands of trees near power lines.


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