California’s electric grid not equipped for extreme wildfires, says UCLA’s Eric Fournier

September 16, 2020

Eric Fournier (research director, California Center for Sustainable Communities at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability) spoke with UCLA Newsroom about the impacts of California’s recent historic wildfires on the state’s electric grid and implications for future resiliency.

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“The wildfires are exposing some of the inherent weaknesses of the grid’s current architecture, which relies upon highly centralized sources of power generation,” Fournier said.

Read the full Q&A in UCLA Newsroom.