California officials are predicting another difficult wildfire season in California, but San Diego Gas and Electric Co. (SDG&E) CEO Caroline Winn said the combination utility expects that planned outages will unfold smoothly this year. Winn spoke on Monday during a virtual hearing of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which is hearing how the major…
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A Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) transmission line in the Northern California wine country caused the 77,000-acre Kincade Fire last year, according to an investigation by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Kincade blaze was caused by PG&E’s electrical transmission lines northeast of Geyserville in Sonoma County, according to the investigation. …
Following a mandate in the state’s wildfire relief law, California’s Wildfire Safety Advisory Board has adopted utility guidelines for next year, stressing closer alignment of utility mitigation plans and state oversight authorities. Striving for a “holistic approach” to wildfire mitigation, the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) advisory board action fulfills provisions of a 2019 wildfire…
California regulators last Thursday approved a multi-billion-dollar microgrid program accelerating short-term actions to lessen the impact of planned wildfire preventive grid shutdowns by the state’s major investor-owned utilities (IOUs).
California regulators on Thursday approved with conditions Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) proposed $58 billion bankruptcy reorganization plan, giving the combination utility a clear path to exit Chapter 11 once a federal bankruptcy court approves the proposal.
California regulators on Thursday unanimously slapped a $1.9 billion penalty on Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) for its role in thehorrific wildfiresthat ravaged Northern California in 2017 and 2018, and separately postponed until the Fall a vote on a long-standing investigation of the San Francisco-based combination utility’s safety culture.
California regulators are working on a long-term strategy to manage the transition from natural-gas fueled technologies to meet the state’s long-term decarbonization goals.
A California regulatory judge’s decision would add $462 million in penalties against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), bringing the total penalties in the company’s wildfire settlement to $2.1 billion.
California regulators in late January proposed additional guidelines for public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) and separately accused Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) of “serious deficiencies” in its reports.
California regulators in late January proposed additional guidelines for public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) and separately accused Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) of serious deficiencies in its reports.