Thursday, February 21, 2019

California Agencies & Legislature News

PG&E Lays out Billion-dollar Wildfire Plan

Pacific Gas and Electric proposed spending up to $2.3 billion this year on grid hardening and increased line inspections and vegetation management to prevent the ignition of wildfires. | State Farm

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Lawmakers Grill CPUC President on PG&E, Fires

California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker told lawmakers the commission probably isn’t the best public entity to address the “enormity” of the state’s recent wildfire crisis. | © RTO Insider

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Newsom Names New CAISO Governors

California Gov. Gavin Newsom named new members to the CAISO Board of Governors, along with a new member to the PUC and members of the state’s newly created commission on catastrophic wildfires. | University of California Berkeley

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PG&E’s Troubles Mount After Camp Fire

Two months after the deadliest wildfire in California history, PG&E is facing intense scrutiny from state lawmakers, regulators and a federal judge who is overseeing its probation for the 2010 San Bruno gas line explosion. | California National Guard

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FERC Tells LEAPS to Get in Line

FERC rejected a request by developers of a proposed pumped storage project for cost-based rate recovery as a transmission asset in CAISO. | City of Lake Elsinore

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