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Watchdog: PG&E should be fined $166M for botched outages – Los Angeles Times

The company failed to notify tens of thousands of customers that blackouts were imminent.



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The California Public Utilities Commissions independent consumer watchdog arm is recommending that Pacific Gas & Electric be fined nearly $166 million for the companys failure to properly warn customers of a series of intentional power outages last fall.
At their height, the so-called public safety power shut-offs of October 2019 left nearly 1 million PG&E customers across 38 counties without electricity, some for as long as a week. The outages were designed to prevent electrical equipment from…

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