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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 13 CPUC ruling here:


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