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California's Priorities for Electrification and Resilience
As public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) become the new normal in the wildfire-plagued state, California faces increasing pressure to modernize its energy grid to avoid the seasonal disasters. VXNews spoke with David Hochschild, Chair of the California Energy Commission, on the state’s plans for finding safer, greener ways to provide its almost 40 million residents with power.
Hochschild shares the Commission’s strategy for improving the current grid system, as well as the ways in which California has, and will continue to be, a global leader in clean energy innovation:
"I think there's going to be some strategic undergrounding of key distribution of transmissions, more energy storage, better maintenance of the system, tree trimming, more microgrids, and generally being much more intelligent and strategic about managing energy demand."
Read the full interview at VerdeXchange News.