Protecting Hawaii from Wildfires

Building a Safer,
Resilient Energy Future Together

Why Partner with Neara?

Network-wide scale

From Lahaina to Honolulu, model all 5,815 square miles of your network with pinpoint accuracy, giving you full control and visibility so that no risk falls through the cracks. Seeing your whole-network means crystal-clear risk prioritization so you won’t get caught off guard.

Hyper-accurate modeling goes beyond

Precise modeling captures every slight change in elevation geometry and soil density across Hawaii’s diverse landscape, ensuring every clearance measurement and equipment assessment is right on target. What happens if wind speeds keep picking up while humidity levels fall? Make sure you’re ready to solve today’s risks and you're ready for what's to come.

Answer the questions that matter with more
context than traditional field surveys

Connect the dots providing data-driven insights to facilitate strategic planning, helping you make proactive decisions to prevent issues. Equipping you with information to make informed choices for a safer, more resilient energy future, ensuring that hazards are kept at bay.

What happens if
we see heavy rainfall
during the Kona

Where should we prioritize replacing
wooden poles with more fire-resistant

How will vegetation
risks change with
higher than normal
trade wind speeds?

Global utilities trust Neara to keep their networks safe from fires, floods, and more.

Hawaiian Electric's Wildfire Safety Strategy:
Empowered by Neara's

Immediate Wildfire
Strengthening Your
Electrical Grid
Long-Term Planning
and Adaptation
Proactive Power Control:
Mastering the Power
Shutoff Program
  • Efficient Resource Deployment During Red Flag Warnings: Pinpoint exactly where you need to send your teams when there’s a high risk of fire, ensuring readiness and efficiency.
  • Rapid Power Line Management: In case of any issues in the power lines in high-risk areas, our system can quickly shut off power, reducing the wait time for safety checks and potentially preventing hazards.
  • Advanced Equipment Inspections: We provide a range of tools for thorough inspections, utilizing drones and specialized cameras for accuracy.
  • Strategic Equipment Upgrades: Our insights can guide you in replacing and upgrading wires or poles, aiming to minimize the risk of sparks.
  • Effective Vegetation Management: Our technology excels in monitoring vegetation near power lines, identifying potential risks.
  • Continuous Monitoring Solutions: We empower you with continuous monitoring capabilities for your network. Our system allows you to not only analyze the current state of your network but also predict its behavior under conditions conducive to wildfires, such as high temperatures and strong winds. We blend real-time data with predictive analytics, offering a complete solution for managing your network effectively.
  • Predictive Equipment Response Analysis: We integrate real weather data to simulate and predict how your equipment will respond under various conditions, including those that increase wildfire risks. This allows for proactive planning and adaptation of your network.
  • Guidance on Infrastructure Improvements: We can advise on where to bury power lines or use fire-resistant materials for better safety.
  • Enhancing Collaboration: Our data can improve your coordination with emergency services and refine your wildfire management strategies.
  • Assisting in Securing Funding: We can offer the necessary data to support your applications for additional funding in wildfire defense.
  • We can assist in developing a Public Safety Power Shutoff program, ensuring it’s implemented effectively and with minimal disruption. This program would be a strategic tool, used only when absolutely necessary.

Simulate wildfires with 99% accuracy to understand current network vulnerabilities

  • Neara is a physics-enabled, cloud-based platform that builds interactive 3D models of your utility network and assets.
  • Eliminate potential problems in your network before they happen.
  • Visualize the asset-related conditions that can spark wildfires.
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By monitoring water and clearance levels daily, SA Power Networks was able to leave power on for longer as floodwaters rose and restore power more quickly as water receded. This innovative approach, based on digital insights, allowed for the re-energisation of power lines within five days, compared with the originally anticipated three-week timeframe using traditional manual methods.

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We can help Hawaiian Electric
better prepare for severe weather

Restore power
of manual
inspection time
Identify risks

Interested in a deeper dive into effective wildfire management strategies?

Discover our Wildfire Management Playbook for detailed insights and innovative solutions.

Neara: The Game-Changer for
Hawaiian Electric

wildfire risks
your real-time
your network from
future fires
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