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PG&E Expands Wildfire Prevention and Safety Efforts

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) this week announced that it will be implementing a series of additional precautionary measures intended to further decrease wildfire threats in communities that are at higher risk of wildfires, as well as additional support for its customers and their families impacted by the Camp Fire in Butte County. The actions that PG&E announced include:

Southern Co. adds Google, PG&E Execs to Board of Directors

Southern Co. has named a longtime technology consultant and the former CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric's parent company to its board of directors. Janaki Akella and Anthony F. Earley, Jr. were appointed as independent directors effective January 2. 

Op-Ed: Optimizing natural gas generation with energy storage

In North America, natural gas is no longer necessarily the most cost-effective nor lowest-carbon energy resource to deploy. While gas will remain an important fuel source for a diverse generation base for years to come, it is facing competition.

PG&E appoints new vice president of power generation

Powell will report to Steve Malnight, senior vice president, energy supply and policy

Reports: PG&E lost control of confidential information

The San Francisco-based utility agreed to a $2.7 million fine first announced by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. in February

PG&E gets help from West Coast utilities in wildfire response

Pacific Gas & Electric announced Thursday it has established another operations base camp in Lakeport to support emergency responders in the Mendocino Complex blazes. It opened a camp in Redding three days earlier in support of crews fighting the Carr Fire in Shasta County.

PG&E predicts 1 million smart inverters on system by 2025

California's investor-owned utilities (IOUs) began requiring smart inverters on all new solar interconnections starting September 8, 2017, through the California Public Utility Commission's Rule 21 tariff. 

Pacific Gas & Electric president, COO to retire

He will leave his position as a member of the board of directors of the utility at that time as well

PG&E adds VPs for electric distribution, wildfires

Barry Anderson, current vice president, electric distribution, has been asked to lead the company's newly formed wildfire resiliency and emergency management group within electric operations

Pacific Gas and Electric board elects new director

Minicucci is president and COO of Alaska Airlines and CEO of Virgin America