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February 25, 2024
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PG&E Building ‘Remote Grids’ in Fire-prone Areas
PG&E last year developed its first remote grid system to support Briceburg, Calif., an isolated community in Maricopa County that had previously lost service because of burned power lines.
PG&E last year developed its first remote grid system to support Briceburg, Calif., an isolated community in Maricopa County that had previously lost service because of burned power lines. | BoxPower
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PG&E plans to build more standalone “remote grids” in California, allowing the utility to remove distribution lines serving small groups of isolated customers as a way to reduce wildfire danger.
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