Tag: Camp Fire

PG&E Pleads Guilty to 84 Involuntary Manslaughter Counts in 2018 Fire

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:50:18 +0000

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Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully causing a fire after it was blamed for the 2018 Camp Fire in Northern California, the deadliest wildfire in state history. The utility reached the agreement with the Butte County District Attorney’s office on March […]

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Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How Utilities Could Partner

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 08:06:14 +0000

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Catastrophic wildfires have devastated California in recent years. This article seeks to outline a plan wherein neighboring utilities can send energy to support a utility that has shut down critical paths during wildfire mitigation efforts. On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire erupted 90 miles north of Sacramento, California (Figure 1). This fire […]

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PG&E Stock Rises After Agency Says No Role in 2017 Fire

Shares of beleaguered California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) soared on Jan. 24 after a state agency said the company bore no responsibility for a 2017 wildfire in the state. A statement from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) on Thursday said, “After an extensive and thorough investigation, Cal Fire […]

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