Here’s what it will take to adapt the power grid to higher wildfire risks

Solutions include building microgrids, burying power lines and adding sensors to aerial lines


Millions of Californians had their power cut off in October to prevent power lines from igniting new wildfires, as firefighters battled blazes already burning across the state. Here, firefighters set controlled fires near power transmission lines in Geyserville (pictured) on October 26 in an effort to control the Kincade Fire.

Yichuan Cao/Sipa via AP Images

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