November 30, 2023

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

U.S. Forest Service
California PUC Grants PG&E $1B in Wildfire Costs
The California PUC awarded Pacific Gas and Electric more than $1 billion in wildfire mitigation costs despite opposition from its own Public Advocates Office.
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Western Grid Challenges Weighed at WCPSC Meeting
Western regulators heard from a power panel of CEOs on maintaining grid reliability in the face of fires, storms, extreme heat and supply chain disruptions.
Study: California Needs $50B in Distribution Work for EVs
A study done for the California Public Utilities Commission found the state needs $50 billion in distribution system upgrades to meet its electrification goals.
Filsinger Energy Partners
PG&E’s Distribution System Needs Replacing, Monitor Says
The independent safety monitor appointed to keep watch on PG&E issued its second report, citing the utility's vast, aging distribution system as a main concern.
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FERC Refuses Rehearing of PG&E-San Francisco Dispute
FERC refused to rehear a case in which PG&E and San Francisco have argued for 18 years over distribution service to San Francisco’s public utility customers.
CPUC to Investigate Western Natural Gas Price Surge
The California Public Utilities Commission launched an investigation into extremely high natural gas prices in California and the West this winter.
NRC OKs Exemption to Keep Diablo Canyon Running During License Renewal
Citing reliability concerns, the NRC OK'd a request to keep Diablo Canyon Power Plant's two reactors running past their license expirations in 2024 and 2025.
PG&E Scales Back Plan to Underground Lines
PG&E CEO Patti Poppe said the utility is slowing the pace of its efforts to bury 10,000 miles of distribution lines to prevent wildfire ignitions.
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PG&E Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter Charges
Pacific Gas and Electric said it intends to fight criminal charges stemming from the Sept. 2020 Zogg Fire, including four counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit
PG&E Can be Tried Again for Manslaughter
A judge said there is enough evidence to try PG&E on four manslaughter counts and other charges from the September 2020 Zogg Fire in Shasta County, Calif.

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