Pacific Gas and Electric
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.
Former Sen. George Mitchell has been selected by the California Public Utilities Commission to mediate negotiations with PG&E over fines and penalties related to the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
San Francisco took another step Wednesday towards signing a controversial contract with Shell Energy to provide renewable energy to households in the city at rates higher than Pacific Gas and Electric.
Pacific Gas and Electric considers 239 of its natural gas transmission lines to be at risk of failing – in a fashion similar to the line that exploded in San Bruno almost two years ago.
The former Pacific Gas and Electric Co. employee who spied on SmartMeter opponents did not act alone, according to California energy regulators.
San Bruno city officials announced Monday that a $70 million settlement has been reached with PG&E for restitution for the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the city.
Pacific Gas and Electric will soon start sending out bills printed in Spanish or Chinese to customers who request it as part of a settlement reached with several consumer advocacy groups.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill and a consumer watchdog group want the PUC to intervene in a proposal in which they claim PG&E would profit off of ratepayers for gas line improvements in the wake of the San Bruno explosion.
A published report suggests that Pacific Gas and Electric had a policy in place encouraging workers to essentially overlook safety risks along natural gas transmission lines, thus keeping repair costs for the utility down.
In a major concession to SmartMeter opponents, the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has proposed allowing customers to keep their old analog meters, and not switch to a SmartMeter, for a fee.