PG&E proactively enables the “Enhanced Power Line Safety Setting” (or EPSS) for identified high focus circuits and segments in high fire-threat districts.
Due to the drought-intensified conditions including extremely dry fuel conditions, PG&E is taking additional steps to further mitigate the potential for equipment-sparked wildfires.
One of those steps is increasing the sensitivity of the circuit breakers and line reclosers, in high fire threat areas and increasing the speed in which these devices will operate to prevent potential arcs and sparks that could result in fire ignitions.
Terms also used to refer to Enhanced Power Line Safety Settings are Fast Trip, Fast Trip Settings, and Hot Line Tags.
For more information Visit EPSS
For an overview of how Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings work and how you will be notified of restoration efforts, visit Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings - YouTube