PG&E Pledges to Shake Up Board to Avoid State TakeoverLate Friday, PG&E pledged to “refresh” its board before it emerges from bankruptcy but didn't say whether it will comply with Gov. Newsom's insistence to oust the entire board.
State PUC To Investigate PG&E's Power Shutoff PolicyThe state Public Utility Commission announced Wednesday it will launch an investigation into all aspects of Pacific Gas & Electric's policy to turn off electricity to homes and businesses as a way to prevent wildfires.
Public Utilities Commission To Launch Investigation Into PG&E Power ShutoffsIn the wake of a series of Public Safety Power Shutoffs taking place throughout Sonoma County due to the Kincade Fire, the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday announced it would be launching an investigation into the shutoffs.
Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Credit Customers For Losses During Power ShutoffAfter last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses.
California Regulators Consider Breaking Up PG&E Over Safety ConcernsCalifornia regulators said Friday they are considering drastic measures for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., including breaking up the utility over its role in recent gas explosions and wildfires.
California Withdraws 'Text Tax' After FCC RulingRegulators at the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco have canceled a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones.
PG&E Accused Of Falsifying Safety Documents On Gas PipelinesRegulators are accusing one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents on natural gas pipelines over a five-year period.
PG&E Seeks Rate Increases; Average Monthly Bills Would Rise Over $10 Pacific Gas & Electric Company is seeking permission from the California Public Utilities Commission to increase its customers' electricity and gas bills.
CPUC Proposes Plan To Tax Text MessagesThe San Francisco-based California Public Utilities Commission want to tax text messages to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to underserved residents.
Protesters Demand Action Against PG&E At CPUC MeetingDozens of protesters showed up at a meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission is San Francisco Thursday, demanding action against Pacific Gas and Electric over its role in the catastrophic Camp Fire, including breaking up the utility.
PG&E Unlikely To Go Bankrupt Because Of Wildfires, Stock SoarsShares of California electric company PG&E soared Friday on new hopes that the company won't have to go bankrupt if it is found to be liable for the massive Camp Fire in Northern California.
Amid Fires, CPUC Expanding Investigation Into PG&E's Safety CultureA new phase is opening in the investigation into PG&E’s safety culture, the president of the California Public Utilities Commission said in a statement Thursday.
CPUC Approves Higher Fees For Community Power CustomersThe California Public Utilities Commission at a meeting in San Francisco Thursday approved a revised fee calculation that will result in higher charges to customers who choose to buy their electricity from local governments instead of investor-owned utilities.
BART Fined Record $1.3 Million In 2013 Worker DeathsThe California Public Utilities Commission has fined BART a record $1.348 million for an accident that killed two transit agency workers as they were inspecting a track during the 2013 strike.
Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules For California UtilitiesCalifornia is ordering utility companies to do more to keep power lines from sparking devastating wildfires.