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California opens investigation into PG&E after millions were left without power


Added 11-13-19 09:04:02pm EST - “Regulators and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom have expressed concern that the utility is not using the shut-offs as a last resort.” - Foxbusiness.com

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Consumer Watchdog president Jamie Court criticizes PG&E for its failure to update its equipment, which he says is a reason so many wildfires have sparked in California.

California regulators voted unanimously Wednesday to investigate utility PG&E over multiple planned power shut-off events in the state last month, to assess whether it is appropriately balancing the need to provide safe and reliable service when initiating the outages.

The evaluation will provide a comprehensive review of the effectiveness and impact of the power shutoff events – which were intended as a precaution to prevent equipment from starting fires.

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