Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) protocol that would shut power off during extreme weather events to mitigate the potential for wildfires. The California Avocado Commission is hosting an informational meeting concerning the PSPS protocol. At the meeting SCE will outline their efforts to develop a robust system that allows them to track critical weather conditions such as low relative humidity, strong winds and hot temperatures in combination with dry fuels.
The service area for SCE includes many groves in Ventura County and north. Growers who are part of the SCE service area are encouraged to attend this informational meeting to learn more about SCE’s PSPS protocol and consider possible steps that could be taken if power is shut off.