While we have been strengthening our electric transmission and distribution system to reduce wildfire risk over the last decade, we know we have more work to do. California continues to experience extreme weather patterns leading to an increase in wildfire risk and a longer wildfire season. For the safety of our customers and communities, PSPS continues to be a necessary tool in our toolkit as a last resort to prevent wildfires. There is no single solution to wildfire safety, which is why we are continuing to evolve and improve all our programs, but we also believe we will need to use PSPS for the foreseeable future.
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