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  • Pacific Gas and Electric to file for bankruptcy on January 29th

    Yesterday, PG&E has made the notification pursuant to state law, SB901. PG&E must tell its employees at least 15 days before a change of control in the company, including a bankruptcy filing. . The recently hired CEO has resigned, along with one of the board members.

    The company has also reported exploration of selling the gas unit. Unknown effect on the many CNG stations run by the company.
    Last edited by Lakewood90712; 01-16-2019, 01:00 AM.

  • 300mileclub
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    Perhaps it was unfair conclude that California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott may have been slow on the switch at knocking down the -Camp- fire (mutual aid fire trucks from neighboring Oregon were requested a few days after the fact - presumably to sift through what was left looking for hot spots and bodies). His boss, Gov Jerry Brown, alsostepped down (result of finishing his fourth term - CA constitutional amendment passed by voters limits a governor to 2 terms. but, then again, who is counting.) Brown remarked to incoming Gov Newsom: Do not screw things up. So the lawyers have a target rich environment of who to hold accountable. Again, PG&E is not in the business of fighting fires, and PG&E reported the fire 15 minutes before it started.

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  • 300mileclub
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    PG&E developed the first hybrid-drive, bucket [boom] truck that can tie into and energize a neighborhood's powerlines while swapping out a pole-mounted transformer, using the truck engine and hybrid battery to power neighborhood.

    https://www.automotive-fleet.com/126...ty-initiatives

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  • 300mileclub
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    And, also to its credit, PG&E reported the equipment malfunction to state regulators BEFORE the -Camp- fire was spotted. PG&E is not in the business of putting out fires:

    PG&E first reported damage to the transmission line around 6:15 a.m. Nov. 8 2018. The utility notified state regulators that its Caribou-Palermo transmission line malfunctioned about 15 minutes before the fire was first reported at 6:33 a.m.

    https://www.firehouse.com/prevention...r-firefighters


    The Camp Fire (Paradise, CA 88 fatalities 14,000 structures lost) was the third devastating wild fire in about a year (Santa Rosa CA Tubbs fire Oct 2017; Redding CA Carr fire Aug 2018 - the first started by a transient and the second by a flat tire.) PG&E was sued over the Tubbs but its only connection to the Carr was that a PG&E line worker was killed. As a result, Cal Fire Director retired Dec 14 2018.

    http://www.capradio.org/articles/201...e-prone-areas/

    Figuring out where to place blame just got more complicated following the discovery of bullet holes which caused the suspect transmission tower to fail:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/power-equ...tility-reveals

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