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PG&E Breaking Up?

In the wake of the Camp Fire, the state of California is considering taking over Pacific Gas and Electric.

Posted: Dec 24, 2018 4:50 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif.-- In the wake of the Camp Fire, the state of California is considering taking over Pacific Gas and Electric.

California's Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) plans on taking drastic measures to fix PG&E's safety problems.

The plan includes replacing some of the current board of directors, breaking up the company into smaller parts, and possibly converting it into a public agency. PG&E reported an outage to a transmission line near Pulga the morning the fire ignited.
Cal Fire is still investigating a definitive cause.

The commission is taking public comments on the proposals until January 30th. For more information on how to submit a comment, visit this site

Below is the full statement from PG&E.

PG&E Response to CPUC Proposals

We understand and recognize the CPUC’s serious concerns and acknowledge that while we have made progress, we have more work to do. We’re open to a range of solutions that will help make the energy system safer for the customers we serve.

Safety Culture

PG&E’s most important responsibility must always be public and employee safety and we are committed to working together with policymakers, regulators and all stakeholders to provide safe and reliable energy that our customers expect and deserve.

The company’s Board of Directors and senior management team have been actively exploring additional changes beyond the corrective actions and new programs we’ve implemented at the operational level. Our shared goal is to improve our culture and practices that will more fully reinforce our commitment to safety, integrity and risk reduction.

We are committed to taking the actions necessary to do our work safely and re-earn the trust of our customers, regulators and other stakeholders.

Wildfire Cost Recovery Methodology

With respect to the wildfire cost recovery methodology, we believe that all stakeholders can agree that there needs to be a timely resolution of the proceeding. All Californians would benefit from the CPUC accelerating this important work to support the wildfire victims.

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