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PG&E cuts power to 172k customers as part of wildfire mitigation

PG&E has started de-energising its grid in areas with severe weather conditions to avoid igniting wildfires.
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California: PG&E’s $23 billion bankruptcy finance package approved

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has won court approval to raise $23 billion to help pay its bills over destructive California wildfires after governor Gavin Newsom dropped his opposition to a proposed financing package.
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PG&E agrees to $11 billion in compensation for California wildfires

The settlement approved the court for California’s Northern District has according to PG&E, been agreed to in principle, and will cover 85% of insurance claims related to the 2017 Northern California Wildfires, and 2018 Camp Fire, that left towns like Paradise in ashes, and claimed over 100 lives.

PG&E kickstarts resident compensation for 2017 wildfires

PG&E has issued its first cheque to reward victims of wildfires which were caused by the utility’s assets in North Carolina

PG&E vegetation management found lacking

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), which has been blamed for some of the state's most devastating recent wildfires, failed to cut back or remove thousands of trees which posed a threat to powerlines.
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PG&E now using satellite to monitor wildfires

PG&E has deployed its satellite fire detection and alerting system to monitor and fight against California wildfires.
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California regulators consider PG&E wildfire fines

California regulators have begun proceedings to consider fines against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for its role in a devastating series of 2017 wildfires.
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Head of California Public Utilities Commission to retire

The head of the California Public Utilities Commission announced Thursday that he will retire after almost five years on a job dominated by oversight of devastating wildfires.
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PG&E’s wildfire victims fund approved by judge

Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. has been granted approval to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment.

Webinar Recording: This is not a drill! The weather-resilient Grid

Worldwide, utilities are feeling the realities of climate change, and need to keep the lights, gas and water on in the face of increasingly extreme weather – wildfires, violent storms drought, polar vortices and floods are only set to worsen.
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PG&E cleared of 2017 fires

Despite prior contrary findings by the Cal Fire, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has been cleared of criminal charges related to 8 wildfires in 2017.
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Vegetation management: Not sexy, but vitally important

Vegetation management by electric utilities is vitally important, as recent incidents around the California wildfires have brought to the fore.

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