PG&E’s Plan to Mitigate Blackouts This Wildfire Season: Lots More Diesel Generators

“I think that it’s apparent, given the short timeline left for preparation for fire season — which technically starts in a week — that all of the parties are resigned to diesel temporary generation being necessary for 2020,” said Allan Schurr, chief commercial officer of Enchanted Rock. The Texas-based microgrid developer has built more than 400 megawatts of microgrids centered on natural-gas generators that emit much lower levels of pollutants than do diesel generators, and it is seeking opportunities in California. 

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