While it seems like the question of what started the wildfires in Hawaii is still open and being investigated, whether it was related to power equipment or not, the impact that such a disaster has on the grid is undeniable.
As that process plays out, what are you seeing and hearing in terms of how other utilities can learn from this disaster? What can be done to ensure grid equipment does not play a wildfire risk? How can we better harden the grid in the event a wildfire occurs, regardless of the reason? How should the utility sector react to the conditions that appear to be making such fires increasingly common?
Let’s gather the Energy Central Community’s collective wisdom in the responses below.