California Public Utilities Commission
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An audit of the California Public Utilities Commission found that the agency routinely makes errors in its budget and gives bad fiscal forecasts.
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.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rates are set to increase by $299 million to help pay for pipeline inspection and upgrade costs in the wake of the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.
The California Public Utilities Commission has begun a process that will allow it to add a new area code in the current 415 area code zone.
The San Jose Water Company has asked state regulators for permission to raise rates 44 percent over the next three years.