New Approaches to Mitigating Wildfire Risk

With the increase in catastrophic wildfires and associated heightened attention on liability, co-ops are examining new strategies for mitigating risk. Join this burning discussion on ways co-ops are implementing new technologies, increasing infrastructure inspections, enhancing vegetation management practices, and hardening the grid as a means to suppress wildfires. We’ll also focus on how recent changes in federal law are affecting wildfire liability, especially on federal lands. What other challenges and emerging issues may co-ops face in light of these wildfire issues?


  • Janelle Lemen – Regulatory Issues Director – NRECA
  • Mark Hayden – General Manager – Missoula Electric Cooperative
  • Jason Harston – Engineering & Operations Manager – Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative