CPI Wildfire Risk Mitigation
Summer’s severe weather and heightened drought conditions mean CPI is proactively exercising an abundance of caution to help ensure members’ and our communities’ safety.
During Oregon’s annual fire season, Consumers Power members living in high-risk wildfire areas, may experience more power outages than normal. While our entire system is at risk of wildfires, the highest risk areas are predominately east of I-5.
Our Operational Wildfire Risk Mitigation Plan focuses on three main components; vegetation management, system coordination and system hardening. The plan uses a systematic approach to implement immediate, short and long term actions and documents these activities for future reference. Click here for a copy of CPI’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan.
Public Safety Power Shutoff
When conditions warrant, CPI may choose to proactively de-energize power lines during extreme weather events. This is known as a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). For more information please see our Public Safety Power Shutoff page.