Wildfire Risk Mitigation
Why It’s Important
Utilities serving wildfire prone geographies need to leverage technology solutions that address multiple elements of wildfire risk.
One way to mitigate risk is to ensure good system visibility and fault location during wildfire events, even if reclosing is disabled.
Utilities also need to do whatever they can to preempt permanent faults to the reduce risk of igniting fires with power system equipment.
How it Works
Intelligent line sensors are deployed along distribution feeders and laterals to provide granular fault detection and location, especially when reclosing is disabled due to wildfire risk.
Data captured by MM3ai line sensors can be analyzed for precursor anomalies to predict permanent faults due to equipment failure and vegetation contact with overhead conductors.
The MM3ai System is a comprehensive line sensing and advanced analytics solution for utilities to reduce wildfire risk. Designed to help predict and preempt impending outages in high-risk areas and to improve situational awareness during wildfire events, the system includes the following components:
Wildfire Mitigation Maturity Model Assessment Categories
Sentient Energy’s MM3ai System improves utility capabilities in five of ten assessment categories in the California Public Utilities Commission’s Wildfire Mitigation Maturity Model, as developed by Boston Consulting Group.
1. Risk Mapping and Simulation
2. Situational Awareness and Forecasting
3. Grid Design and Hardening
4. Asset Management and Inspections
5. Vegetation Management and Inspections
6. Grid Operations and Protocols
7. Data Governance
8. Resource Allocation Methodology
9. Emergency Management and Preparedness
10. Stakeholder Cooperation and Community Engagement
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