CPUC Directs PG&E to Defend Against Sanctions and Launches Investigation of IOU Power Shut-offs

On November 12, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a ruling requesting Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to show cause as to why it should not be fined for allegedly failing to coordinate with customers and other involved parties during wildfire-related power shut-offs in October.


On November 13, 2019, the CPUC launched a formal investigation into all power shut-offs executed by the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOU) this year. California IOUs implemented 12 separate de-energization events in October, stating the shut-offs prevented wildfires. Regulators have scheduled a conference on December 4, 2019 to discuss the investigation at the CPUC.


View the November 12 CPUC ruling here: http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Efile/G000/M319/K530/319530378.PDF


View the November 13 CPUC ruling here:

http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Published/G000/M319/K527/319527577.PDF

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