We have already begun inspections of transmission towers and poles, and crews will be in your community soon to conduct inspections of distribution poles and substations, starting as early as the end of February.
Substations are facilities that deliver electric service between the transmission and distribution systems. During inspections, we are evaluating electrical equipment and facilities as well as assessing the area around the substation to ensure there is a safe distance between trees and/or vegetation and critical infrastructure.
If any permits are needed for this inspection or maintenance work, we will reach out to your Public Works staff to discuss and coordinate. This work is being done as part of our Community Wildfire Safety Program, as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires to further reduce the risk of wildfire.
If residents of your community have any questions about the upcoming inspections, please encourage them to call us at 1-800-743-5000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your coordination and shared commitment to public safety.