PG&E Blames Overnight Power Pole Fires On Rain, Dust, Dirt, Salt AccumulationThe first rainfall of the autumn season caused multiple PG&E power poles to catch fire, in a phenomenon the company has dubbed “electrical flashover.”
Lead Utility Regulator Overseeing PG&E Announces ResignationGov. Gavin Newsom needs to find a new chair for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) after the current leader announced she’s leaving her role by end of the year.
PG&E Seeks $3.6 Billion In Rate Hikes For Wildfire SafetyPacific Gas & Electric asked regulators Wednesday to grant a $3.6 billion rate hike to help it pay for hardening its power systems to prevent deadly wildfires.
PSPS: Advocates Seek $166M Penalty Against PG&E Over Failing To Notify 400K Customers Of ShutoffsA $166 million penalty against PG&E is being sought by advocates for ratepayers for failures related to three 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
PG&E Warns Of Possible New Public Safety Power Shutoffs This WeekPacific Gas and Electric is alerting of possible new Public Safety Power Shutoffs this week in the Bay Area and Northern California.
Untrained PG&E Employees Bungled 2019 Power Blackouts, Report FindsAmong hundreds of people in 2019 who handled the public safety power blackouts at PG&E’s emergency operations center, only a handful had any training in the disaster response playbook that California has used for a generation.
PG&E Power Shutoffs Commence In North Bay, East Bay, South BayIncreased fire dangers had PG&E cutting power to thousands in the Bay Area Wednesday, flipping the switch for North Bay customers starting at 6 p.m. with additional outages planned for parts of the East Bay later Wednesday night.
PG&E Power Shutoffs Planned For Most Bay Area Counties Starting WednesdayPacific Gas and Electric is planning to shut off power for thousands of customers in all but two Bay Area counties, due critical fire danger conditions.
PG&E To Issue Watches, Warnings Ahead Of PSPS Power Shutoff EventsPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that it plans to issue advance watches and warnings ahead of potentially shutting off power to areas over wildfire risk.
Families Of Camp Fire Victims Call PG&E 'Mass Murderers...Thieves, Liars'The families of some of the 85 people killed by a horrific Butte County wildfire ignited by Pacific Gas & Electric’s long-neglected equipment vilified the company Wednesday as greedy, corrupt and reckless, telling heartbreaking stories of their loss in court.
PG&E Pleads Guilty To 84 Counts Of Manslaughter In 2018 Camp Fire That Devastated ParadiseOne by one the names of the 84 victims killed in the devastating Camp Fire were read aloud in Butte County Superior Court Tuesday and with each, PG&E CEO Bill Johnson answered with a single word - "guilty."
PG&E Slow To Install Equipment To Avoid San Francisco Bay Area Power Shut-OffsCalifornia’s chief utility regulators and a Pacific Gas & Electric executive testified Thursday that the utility is behind on installing devices meant to ease the severity of power shut-offs during potential wildfires and hasn’t yet hired and trained emergency response specialists in each county.
PG&E To Use Funds For Wildfire Victims To Pay For Camp Fire CrimesPG&E is warning its elaborate plan for getting out of bankruptcy might collapse if the utility can’t pay for its criminal liability in the deadly Camp Fire by taking money away from a fund set up to compensate victims for their losses.
PG&E Agrees To Plead Guilty To 84 Counts Of Involuntary Manslaughter For Camp Fire DeathsPacific Gas & Electric announced a proposed settlement with Butte County early Monday, agreeing to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire stemming from the deadly and destructive 2018 Camp Fire.
PG&E Reaches Bankruptcy Deal With Gov. NewsomPacific Gas & Electric and California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal Friday for the nation’s largest utility to emerge from bankruptcy triggered by massive liabilities from wildfires.