CPUC Sets Terms For PG&E Independent Safety MonitorThe California Public Utilities Commission has set the terms for an independent oversight officer who will monitor PG&E for the next five years.
San Francisco Asks CPUC To Put Price Tag On PG&E’s InfrastructureAs San Francisco continues its effort to buy PG&E's electric facilities and transition the city to public power, city officials said on Tuesday they've asked the California Public Utilities Commission to determine the value of PG&E's local electric infrastructure.
CPUC Extends Suspension Of Utility Shutoffs Because Of Pandemic DebtThe California Public Utilities Commission has approved suspending utility shutoffs for another three months as part of its efforts to address the significant utility debt that customers took on during the pandemic.
CPUC Tightens Rules On Wildfire-Triggered Public Safety Power ShutoffsCalifornia regulators ordered new guidelines this week for wildfire-triggered power shutoffs that compels Pacific Gas and Electric and other investor-owned utilities to improve their systems for notifying communities of such outages and alleviate their impact.
State Regulators Fine PG&E $106 Million For Violations Of Public Safety Power Shutoff PoliciesThe California Public Utilities Commission penalized Pacific Gas and Electric Company $106 million for violating guidelines during three Public Safety Power Shutoffs in the fall of 2019.
California Regulators Place PG&E On Notice Over Wildfire Mitigation EffortsAlready under fire for its vegetation management practices by the federal judge overseeing its criminal probation proceedings, PG&E got slammed Thursday by state regulators.
Regulators Rebuke PG&E For Neglect In Reducing Wildfire RiskCalifornia power regulators are poised to reprimand Pacific Gas & Electric for continuing to neglect its electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly wildfires.
Newsom Names Bay Area Air Quality Expert to Chair State’s Air BoardThe Bay Area is sending one of its air quality experts to Sacramento after Gov. Gavin Newsom named her to chair the powerful Air Resources Board Wednesday.
CPUC: Ousted Director Allegedly Hired 'Marginally Qualified Former Colleague' Over Better CandidatesThe California Public Utilities Commission announced Monday it has voted to dismiss Executive Director Alice Stebbins effective Sept. 4, over alleged unethical hiring decisions, according to a report.
CPUC Whistle Blower Claims She's Being OustedA high-ranking official at the California agency that regulates utility companies claims she's being forced out of her job for seeking to recover $200 million in fees that the agency did not collect over nearly 20 years.
PG&E Critic's Improper Email Delays Key Vote On Bankruptcy PlanState power regulators delayed a key vote on Pacific Gas & Electric's plan for getting out of bankruptcy Thursday after one of the utility's most outspoken critics sent an improper email attacking the company's proposal to pay wildfire victims.
PG&E Appeals Probation Conditions; Claims Judge's Order Is Public Safety ThreatPacific Gas and Electric is appealing strict new probation conditions imposed by a federal judge in San Francisco, arguing that the judge’s order is illegal, unreasonable and a risk to public safety.
California Public Utilities Commission Hits PG&E With $1.9 Billion Penalty For WildfiresThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday imposed a record $1.9 billion penalty against PG&E Co. for its role in the catastrophic 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County and 16 North Bay wildfires in 2017.
PG&E Wildfires Fine Boosted To $2.1 Billion By State RegulatorsThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday proposed a $2.14 billion penalty against PG&E for its role in the catastrophic wildfires in the North Bay and Butte County in 2017 and 2018.
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.