Wildfires pushed PG&E into bankruptcy. Should other utilities be worried?

Utility Dive: In 2012, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a suite of regulations to reduce the fire hazards posed by utility powerlines.

Five years prior, the strong, dry Santa Ana winds that periodically sweep through Southern California caused dozens of fires, killing 17 people and requiring hundreds of thousands of others to be evacuated. Many of the fires were reported to have been caused by powerlines, prompting state regulators to order investor-owned utilities in Southern California to craft fire prevention plans.

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