Tag: wildfires

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Emergency Services, Public Utilities

PG&E, SCE detail plans to spend more than $23B through 2025 to prevent wildfires in their footprints

March 28, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

PG&E’s wildfire mitigation plan is based on measures that it says have previously reduced the number of acres burned in the most high-risk portions of its service territory by 99% in 2022, as compared to the 2018-2020 average. These include […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Faces Big Challenges to Microgrid Plans for Wildfires and Outages

December 10, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

California regulators and utilities want to build microgrids for communities most at threat from the state’s increasingly deadly wildfires, and the widespread public safety power shutoff (PSPS) grid outages meant to prevent them. But despite policies to fund and enable […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services

As California burns, buggy alerting software ails emergency offices

August 25, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As wildfires continue tearing through California, two northern counties on Tuesday reported technical problems with the emergency alerting platforms used to warn the public. In Northern California, where the still-raging LNU Lightning Complex fire has burned through 352,000 acres and […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

‘Absolute lack of preparation:’ PG&E sued over 2019 fire weeks after bankruptcy exit

July 16, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

PG&E emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy July 1, after committing to a $25.5 billion payout to resolve liabilities stemming from a series of wildfires caused by its power lines between 2015 and 2018. But experts have noted that it still […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

CPUC’s $2.1B wildfire fine could derail bankruptcy exit financing commitments: PG&E

March 20, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC last year opened a proceeding to investigate a series of alleged violations that PG&E committed in relation to the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires, ranging from failing to trim trees around its power lines to inadequately inspecting […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Calabasas Landfill on Rebound After California Wildfires

November 30, 2018

Via: Waste360

Two and a half weeks after Calabasas Landfill in Agoura, Calif., was caught in the wildfires and shut down, it’s mostly back online, though with some temporary fixes. All systems likely won’t be fully operational until the first quarter of […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Shares of Edison dive as California utility says it is cooperating with wildfire investigation

November 12, 2018


Shares of California utility companies plunged Monday as deadly wildfires scorched thousands of acres and continued to threaten life and property. Pacific Gas & Electric shares tumbled as much as 27 percent, and Edison International fell nearly 12 percent. Both […]

Basic Services, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Cleanup Crews Provide Update Amid California Wildfires

December 8, 2017

Via: Waste360

Nearly two months after wildfires scorched Northern California, the state is yet again experiencing raging wildfires, this time down south. These fires, which are being caused by strong winds out of Santa Ana, are being dubbed the largest wildfires in […]