December 2, 2023

vegetation management

California Energy Commission
California PUC Partners with State Workforce Agency to Advance Green Jobs
The two agencies are working together to create clean energy jobs and build pathways into the middle class in disadvantaged communities.
State Farm
Hawaiian Electric Faces Multiple Lawsuits over Wildfires
Hawaii's main electric utility faces multiple lawsuits accusing it of neglecting wildfire preparations.
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.
FPL Credits Grid Hardening for Fast Ian Restoration
After disastrous hurricane seasons, FPL instituted its “Storm Secure” program in 2006; resulting improvements paid off when Hurricane Ian made landfall.
PJM Operating Committee Briefs: Dec. 8, 2022
The OC rejected modifications to its issue charge exploring costs for generators deemed critical to maintaining interconnection reliability operating limits.
California PUC Releases PG&E from Enhanced Oversight Process
The CPUC released PG&E from its enhanced oversight and enforcement process after the utility met its 2021 tree clearing goals on its highest fire risk lines.
National Forest Service
PG&E Ends Probation as a ‘Menace to California,’ Judge Says
PG&E ended five years of probation, but the judge in charge of the case said the utility remains a danger to Californians in high fire-threat areas.
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Ore. PUC Advances Wildfire Rulemaking Despite Utility Concerns
The Oregon PUC voted to move ahead with a proposal to amend utility wildfire mitigation plans despite concerns about joint inspections of utilities' poles.
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OVEC Hit with $300K in NERC Penalties
FERC approved a $300,000 penalty against the Ohio Valley Electric Corp. for multiple violations of NERC's standards for vegetation management.
Matt Irving/Bureau of Land Management
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.

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