Power lines operated by big utilities have sparked some of California's largest fires. Southern California Edison has announced its plan to raise nearly $600 million from ratepayers to make those fires less likely.
California’s big utilities call it “hardening the power grid.” It means replacing wood power poles with less flammable poles made of composite materials. And replacing bare naked power lines with insulated wires. All steps to better withstand more frequent, and destructive fires due to climate change.
Read more about the plans on LAist: Attn SoCal Edison Customers: Your Bill May Be About To Go Up To Prevent Wildfires