SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators are poised to reprimand Pacific Gas & Electric for continuing to neglect its electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California.
At a meeting Thursday, the Public Utilities Commission could order the utility to be more vigilant in the upcoming months of hot, windy weather. It would serve as official notice to PG&E that it hasn’t been doing enough to reduce the risks posed by its crumbling equipment and overgrown trees.
A watchdog agency is recommending that regulators reject PG&E’s plan to prevent wildfires this year.
PG&E calls the critique a narrowly focused analysis that ignores its substantial progress.