SDG&E Electric System Hardening (ESH) Program

The Patriot Group has helped SDG&E implement its Electric System Hardening program to address wildfire risk by modernizing critical and aging infrastructure and implementing innovative technologies. This includes replacing wood power poles with fire-resistant steel poles and upgrading older overhead distribution lines with thicker and stronger and more resilient wire. The new lines are designed to withstand 85 mile-per-hour (mph) wind speeds and, in some specific cases, wind speeds up to 111 mph to reduce the risk of power failures and potential sparks by the electric system.