California regulators have issued a $1 million citation to Southern California Edison (SCE) for its involvement in the Easy Fire that occurred in October 2019 in Simi Valley.

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff said SCE violated regulations for failing to install and maintain its 66 kV conductor and insulator adequately and safely in order to prevent them from contacting the steel pole during windy conditions. 

CPUC General Order 95, Rule 31.1 requires utilities to design and maintain their conductors and insulators safely and adequately.

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The Easy Fire burned 1,806 acres in a Tier 3 High Fire Threat District over a three-day...