Oregon Wildfire & Electric Collaborative
On March 10, 2020, Governor Brown issued Executive Order 20-04, which directs the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) to convene workshops to assist electric companies, consumer-owned utilities, and operators of electrical distribution systems to develop and share best practices for mitigating wildfire risk.
Stakeholders have been encouraged to participate in a series of workshops intended to enhance collaboration in Oregon regarding wildfire-related operational and policy issues.
For information on how to participate or to submit topics for future workshops, please contact Heide Caswell.
Future workshop topics are being scoped out for wildfire mitigation technologies and vegetation management practices that recognize wildfire risks in a variety of environments.
Workshop #8 - Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPSs)
When: June 2023
Workshop #7 -- Wildfire Risk Modeling and the United States Forest Service (USFS) Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS)
When: May 20, 2022
Workshop Recording - Includes presentations by Nicole Vailant (USFS) and Eric Wirfs (Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative)
Workshop #6: Facility, Design, Operations, and Maintenance in a Changing Environment
When: February 3, 2022
Workshop #4 - 2021 Fire Season Forecast, Risk Modeling, and Situational Awareness Tools
When: May 11, 2021
Agenda Meeting Recording
Workshop #3 - Adapting Vegetation Management to Changing Ecosystems
When: March 10, 2021
Workshop RecordingBreakout Session Takeaways
October 1, 2020 Special Public Meeting -- Response to and Impacts of Labor Day Windstorm and Wildfires
Workshop #2 - Utility De-Energization and Public Safety Power Shutoffs
When: January 6, 2021
Workshop #1 - Identifying & Monitoring Wildfire Risk from Seasonal to Long-term Time Frames
When: July 30, 2020
- Panel 1 - Assessing Wildfire Risk
- Panel 2 - Adapting Wildfire Risk Assessments to Dynamic Seasonal Conditions
- Panel 3 - Combining Risk Assessments with Local Knowledge and Experience