PG&E deploys Satellite Fire Detection and Alerting System
After several years of testing and development, Pacific Gas and Electric Company has deployed the PG&E Satellite Fire Detection and Alerting System. The Satellite Fire Detection and Alerting System is a program that incorporates data from the two new GOES satellites, as well as three polar orbiting satellites, to provide PG&E with advanced warning 24/7 of potential new fire incidents. The satellites are operated by the United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service division. "This capability offers first-of-its-kind situational awareness by providing a live feed from the satellites to our Wildfire Safety Operations Center. Emerging technologies such as this are another way we are working to reduce wildfire risk and protect our customers and our communities," said Sumeet Singh, Vice President of PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program.