July 23, 2024

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)

Cal Fire
Wildfire Prompts CAISO’s 1st Transmission Emergency of Summer
CAISO declared its first transmission emergency of the summer as a fast-spreading Northern California fire forced PG&E to de-energize transmission lines near one of the state’s key hydroelectric facilities.
Calif. Officials ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Summer Reliability

State energy officials are “cautiously optimistic” about maintaining grid reliability during the upcoming summer, with California poised to benefit from above-normal snowpack and precipitation coupled with the probability of mild conditions in its coastal regions.

Cal Fire
Utilities File Incident Reports in Latest California Wildfires
PG&E and Southern California Edison have filed incident reports with the California PUC related to the two largest wildfires burning in the state.
U.S. Forest Service
Cal Fire Finds PG&E Started Massive Dixie Fire
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said its investigation had determined that a tree hitting a PG&E line started the massive Dixie Fire.
Dixie Fire Finding Inopportune for PG&E
Cal Fire concluded that a tree falling on a PG&E power line started the Dixie Fire, potentially affecting PG&E's bid to exit federal probation Jan. 25.
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California PUC Assesses PG&E $125M for Kincade Fire
The California PUC penalized PG&E $125 million for starting the 2019 Kincade fire by using a new enforcement tool that caused discord among commissioners.
National Forest Service
PG&E Expects $1B in Costs from Dixie Fire
PG&E said in its Q3 report that it expects a $1.15 billion loss from the massive Dixie Fire this summer and has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors.
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PG&E Denies New Manslaughter Charges
Four manslaughter charges against PG&E in the 2020 Zogg Fire followed the first lawsuit against the utility for starting the still-burning Dixie Fire.
National Park Service
California Governor Signs Climate, Wildfire, Energy Bills
Gov. Gavin Newsom stood in the smoke of Sequoia National Park on Thursday to discuss the $15 billion California is spending on climate resilience.
U.S. Forest Service/Lassen Natio
Dixie Fire Explodes, Burns Historic Town
A massive wildfire that Pacific Gas and Electric equipment is suspected of causing exploded overnight and destroyed the historic gold rush town of Greenville.

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