A Pacific Gas and Electric executive who took the lead on organization of a retreat at which company employees wined and dined top customers on the evening before the utility's massive power outage last week is now unemployed.
The agency ordered a series of corrective actions, including a goal of restoring power within 12 hours, not the utility's current 48-hour goal.
PG&E CEO Bill Johnson had a busy mail delivery day as both Newsom and Batjer sent letters informing him of their dissatisfaction and plans for correction.
At the point when the country's biggest utility cautioned clients that it would slice capacity to nearly 2 million individuals crosswise over Northern California, many surged out to purchase versatile generators, realizing the venture could help continue them during power outages. The company did it because of unsafe wind forecast but acknowledged that its execution was poor.
The first is to keep in mind that a power outage is likely to disrupt communications, water and transportation, which in turn, can disrupt everything - so patience is necessary.
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Last week at a press conference, PG&E Johnson admitted his company was "not adequately prepared".
PG&E noted that the vast majority of customers who were affected by the PSPS were restored within 48 hours, and its crews are working hard to fix damaged facilities including downed power lines. Repairs were either completed or underway at those sites.
Johnson also said the company remains focused on reducing the threat of wildfires in the state and that the company welcomes feedback from their customers; the company did not comment on Newsom's request. Some customers were without power for days.
An angry California Gov. Gavin Newsom slammed the state's largest utility over its power shutoffs, saying they're the result of years of mismanagement and greed. In his Monday letter to the commission, Newsom said he would be calling on PG&E to help offset the economic loss by issuing a billing credit of $100 to residential customers and $250 to small businesses affected by the shutdown. He said he welcomes the PUC review. This should serve as a warning to other utilities that any outages they impose should be done with surgical precision.
The tactic is created to minimize fire risk in a state where increasingly sudden, severe changes in the weather have intensified the frequency of wildfire damage. For instance, attorneys wrote, the weather forecasting website that it uses to communicate with local agencies and emergency services is inadequate and not aligned with commonly used public emergency standards.