QuickTalk: Addressing Wildfire-Related Outages with Microgrids
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
Location: Veronese 2405, Level 2, The Venetian
Learning Level: 201: Applies to those with some experience who are looking to build on or enhance existing knowledge.
Wildfires that plague the western states have the potential to wreak havoc for vulnerable communities. This session will explore specific examples of how microgrids have been implemented to ameliorate the problems caused by wildfires and provide ancillary benefits such as economic development, environmental and resilience.
Understand the impact of wildfires on vulnerable communities in the western states and recognize the need for effective solutions to mitigate the problems caused by these disasters.
Explore specific examples of how microgrids have been successfully implemented to address the challenges posed by wildfires. Analyze the ancillary benefits of microgrid deployment, including economic development, environmental advantages, and enhanced resilience.
Gain insights into the key considerations and best practices involved in implementing microgrids as a means to ameliorate the problems caused by wildfires. Understand how microgrids can provide a reliable and resilient source of energy, contribute to community development, and enhance environmental sustainability in wildfire-prone areas.