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July 19, 2024

The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

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.
California Assembly
Committee Gives CAISO RTO Bill a Cool Reception
Members of the California Assembly Utilities & Energy passed a bill to give CAISO independent governance but uniformly expressed their dislike of it as written.
ESIG
Has Dynamic Pricing’s Time Come?
Price-responsive demand has long been supported by economists, but despite the significant investment in advanced meters, it has yet to take off.
PG&E
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.
U.S. Forest Service/Lassen Natio
California PUC Orders Independent Safety Monitor for PG&E
California regulators ordered PG&E to hire an independent safety monitor for five years, rejecting the utility’s request for a shorter period of oversight.

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