The North American electric system infrastructure is vital, enabling our critical infrastructure as well as the nation's safety, prosperity, and wellbeing, but wildfires pose an inherent threat to the system. Approximately 10 percent of wildfire ignitions are sparked by faults on electrical infrastructure or electric equipment failure, and power shutoffs in anticipation of or due to all wildfires are a growing risk. 

View the DOE and National Laboratories to learn more about the wildfire mitigation capabilities and technologies. Whether it’s a fire created by utility equipment or an oncoming fire that is threatening a utility company’s equipment, the National Laboratories have the solutions to help reduce risks. 

Please register for each webinar individually:

  • Webinar 1: Sensing & Detection | Fire Testing Capabilities
  • Webinar 2: Situational Awareness   
  • Webinar 3: Modeling & Analytical Tools
    • Speakers include Vanessa Chan, Director, Office of Technology Transitions, and representatives from Argonne National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    • Download the presentation from webinar #3
    • View the presentation
  • Webinar 4: Modeling & Analytical Tools | Post Fire Analysis 

Following each webinar, we will post the recordings and presentations to this page.

For additional questions, please contact Stewart Cedres in the Office of Electricity.