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California Public Utilities Commission

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

Legal Team Probing PG&E San Bruno Explosion Abruptly Resigns

A San Bruno city official says lead attorneys probing a deadly pipeline explosion for state regulators have abruptly quit the investigation.

06/05/2013

San Bruno gas pipeline blast

Audit Shows PG&E Did Not Spend $50M Targeted For Pipeline Maintenance

An audit says Pacific Gas and Electric Co. did not use $50 million intended to improve its gas pipeline network in the decade leading up to a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.

06/04/2013

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

PG&E: Shareholders Will Pay For Pipeline Explosion Penalties, Not Customers

Officials at Pacific Gas & Electric say customers will not be paying the massive fines being sought by state regulators in the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno, but that PG&E’s shareholders will bear that cost.

05/25/2013

A worker surveys a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Calls $2.25 Billion Fine For San Bruno Blast Excessive

The utility responsible for a deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno said Friday that the record $2.25 billion in fines being sought by state regulators is illegally excessive, but did not offer a specific dollar figure it considers reasonable.

05/24/2013

California firefighter Martin Medina mops-up a fire during a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in a San Bruno. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Record $2.25B PG&E Fine Recommended For San Bruno Explosion

The California agency investigating the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood says Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should pay a $2.25 billion fine for its negligence leading up to the blast.

05/06/2013

powerlines

Californians May Receive $2B In Rebates From 2000-01 Energy Crisis

California electricity consumers could see up to $2 billion in new refunds from energy wholesalers that profited during the state’s energy crisis more than a dozen years ago if a federal judge’s recommendation holds up at trial, state regulators said Thursday.

04/05/2013

Power Outage

California Utilities Increasingly Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

California utility officials are warning that hackers are increasingly targeting utilities with cyber attacks that could leave millions of people without electricity, water and other vital services.

03/16/2013

Uber

Regulators Drop Cease-And-Desist Orders Against 2 SF Ride-Share Firms

The California Public Utilities Commission announced that it has agreed to suspend a cease-and-desist order against two San Francisco-based companies that use smartphone technology to connect drivers to passengers.

01/31/2013

powerlines

Audit Finds Budget Errors; Faulty Forecasts At State Utilities Commission

An audit of the California Public Utilities Commission found that the agency routinely makes errors in its budget and gives bad fiscal forecasts.

01/18/2013

(Pascal Guyot/AFP/GettyImages)

CPUC Holding Meetings Over 415 Area Code Change

The California Public Utilities Commission is holding public hearings Wednesday and Thursday on plans to add a new area code to the current “415” area code zone.

01/16/2013

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