PG&E, California’s largest utility, just brought its first renewable remote grid online, in a nature preserve in Sonoma County.
The fully renewable remote grid at Pepperwood Preserve replaces 0.7 miles of overhead distribution line, eliminating wildfire risk from overhead power lines.
Throughout PG&E’s 70,000-square-mile service area, remote customers are served via long electric distribution lines that traverse high fire-risk areas. Replacing these distribution lines with a remote grid can cost-effectively meet customer needs and reduce fire ignition risk.
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