Challenged by Broader Resilience Responsibility
Scott Drury is President of Sempra San Diego Gas & Electric.
PUF: How do you see the fire risk? How do you challenge it?
San Diego Gas & Electric's Scott Drury: If you look at what's happening in the physical environment, you're seeing more frequent and much more significant wildfires in the last few years than we had a decade ago.
It is incumbent upon all the stakeholders in the state of California to come together, think differently, and continue to innovate on how we can reduce the probability of a wildfire ignition. And to substantially reduce the impact of an ignition when one does occur, regardless of the source.
As fire safety relates to SDG&E infrastructure, we try to start with the design and engineering of our system, making sure that we're building a strong, robust, and resilient grid. Our most significant innovations are in advanced technologies. They improve our real-time situational awareness and inform our operating decisions.
Also, it's important that we collaborate with first responders, to ensure that they have all the benefits of the innovations that are taking place at San Diego Gas & Electric, in order to better protect the region.