Wildfire Preparedness

Columbia Power Cooperative revised and formalized its Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) in 2022. The plan extensively details the cooperative’s program to adapt its electric system to evolving fire-related conditions, implementing technologies to detect issues before they arise and enhancing the operational practices to mitigate the potential for ignitions. In tandem with its WMP, the cooperative has a board-approved Vegetation Management Plan that ensures electric grid resiliency enhancement, and also helps to reduce the threat of wildfires.

Preparing Your Home For Wildfire Season

One of the most critical tips for wildfire preparation and prevention is creating defensible space around your home – thinning or removing trees and brush and picking up pine needles, grasses, and finer fuels. For further information on creating defensible space visit Oregon Defensible Space’s website.