Mercury News: Regulatory agency launches investigation into California wildfires, probes PG&E activities in fire zones

The state’s Public Utilities Commission has launched an investigation into whether PG&E’s maintenance of its power infrastructure in Sonoma and Napa counties may have played a role in the deadly Wine Country fires. The regulatory agency sent a letter to the utility ordering that it preserve all equipment possibly related to the string of fires, … Read more

Utility Dive: California officials begin probing PG&E’s role in massive wildfires

Media reports highlighted concerns over PG&E’s possible role in the wildfires that killed roughly 40 people last week and left more than 200,000 customers without power. Mercury News reported last week that a review of emergency radio traffic by the Bay Area News Group noted Sonoma County dispatchers sent fire crews to 10 locations in … Read more

CNBC: PG&E shares plunge on concern its power lines may have started California wildfires

Shares of electric utility company PG&E plunged 7.7 percent Friday on concerns its power lines may have started the massive wildfires that have ravaged California recently. The stock was also on track for its worst day since September 2010. The California Public Utilities Commission sent a letter on Thursday to PG&E — California’s largest electrical … Read more