PG&E’s New Weather Stations, Hi-Def Cameras Will Monitor High Fire-Threat Areas 24/7By the end of 2019, PG&E plans to have 600 weather stations and 100 high-definition cameras in high fire-threat areas.
California Approves Wide Power Outages To Prevent WildfiresCalifornia regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires like the one sparked by power lines last year that killed 85 people and largely destroyed the city of Paradise.
California Leaders Won't Change Utilities' Liability For NowA California commission set up to study wildfire issues recommended Wednesday that the state change a liability standard imperiling major utilities, but Democratic leaders immediately said they won't tackle the hot-button topic for now.
More Than 1,800 Lose Power After Manteca Transformer FireAccording to the PG&E website, approximately 1,864 customers were affected by the outage that started just before 5 p.m.
CPUC Wants To Hear From Customers About PG&E's Rate Increase RequestPG&E wants to raise its rates and the California Public Utility Commission will hold public forums to give customers a chance to give their input.
Fire Danger Could Force Blackouts In Central Valley And Sierra FoothillsManteca isn’t considered at high risk of burning down in a wildfire, but if the weather gets hot and dry enough in the Central Valley or Sierra Foothills, Pacific Gas and Electric Company could temporarily shut off power to the city and its more than 80,000 residents.
PG&E Blackout Plan May Affect Homes Not In High-Risk Fire ZonesYou could be at risk of losing power, even if you don't live in a high-fire-risk zone.
After Camp Fire, PG&E Customers Are Concerned About Rate HikesPG&E just had a $3.50/month rate increase approved in April. The utility is asking for another $22/month increase next, to cover wildfire safety.
PG&E Is Responsible For The Camp Fire — How Will This Affect Ratepayers?Generally speaking, if a utility is found to be negligent, they can't pass that debt on to ratepayers.
Cal Fire Investigation Finds PG&E Lines Responsible For Starting Destructive Camp FireCal Fire investigators have made their official determination of what caused the destructive Camp Fire in Butte County.
Major California Utilities Spent $1.3 Million On Lobbying So Far In 2019California's three major utilities spent at least $1.3 million to lobby state government in the first three months of 2019, during which one filed for bankruptcy and Gov. Gavin Newsom called for rethinking the state's energy future.
PG&E Still Lacks Estimate On Compensating Wildfire VictimsPG&E's top financial executives said they still haven't determined when the utility can start compensating victims of recent wildfires started by the utility's equipment.
Bankruptcy Judge Allows PG&E To Pay Out $235 Million In Bonuses For 2019A federal bankruptcy judge in San Francisco on Tuesday approved a plan by PG&E Co. to pay up to 10,000 employees $235 million in bonuses for their work in 2019.
Gov. Newsom Lays Out Plan To Deal With Wildfire CostsThe future of wildfires in California was a big topic Friday as Governor Gavin Newsom laid out a plan to deal with fires.
The Next Big Wildfire Could Mean Skyrocketing Rates For PG&E CustomersThe next big wildfire could mean more than major destruction to the communities in its path. Its costs could be felt by homeowners hundreds of miles away.