Geraghty says wildfires pose an increasing threat to the state and NV Energy customers. He says Regan's expertise will provide the utility with important insight into developing and implementing programs that reduce the risk of fire and help keep communities safe.
PJM forecasts peak demand at around 134,000 MW this winter and has more than 187,000 MW of resources that includes natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydropower, wind, solar and other resources
PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January to deal with an estimated $30 billion in liabilities from wildfires that its equipment may have ignited in 2017 and 2018, including a wildfire last November that essentially wiped out the Northern California town of Paradise and killed 85 people.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas anticipates there will be sufficient installed generating capacity available to serve system-wide forecasted peak demand this winter and in spring 2020.
Newsom also reiterated the state would consider a potential takeover of the utility if the bankruptcy is not resolved by June 30.
Firefighters have contained 70% of the blaze, which has burned nearly 15 square miles of dry brush and timber. Three buildings were destroyed.
In Pennsylvania, Delaware County Emergency Management Director Tim Boyce told WPVI-TV on Friday that eight homes were destroyed and dozens were damaged. The National Weather Service was considering sending a survey team to the area to determine if a tornado had touched down.
PSEG Long Island took over the electric grid in 2014. It evaluated the system and the damage that occurred during Sandy to find ways to improve infrastructure design, integrate new construction standards, enhance the pole inspection program, help mitigate storm damage, and improve storm processes, technology and customer communications.