California Regulator Proposes $45 Million Punishment For PG&E More Than 2021 Dixie Fire

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Monday proposed a $45 million investor supported punishment against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for its associations with the 2021 Dixie wildfire.

California’s second-biggest rapidly spreading fire, touched off after a tree fell on the state’s primary utility’s electrical conveyance wires in July 2021, consumed a greater number of than 963,000 sections of land in different regions.

The proposed punishment, forthcoming CPUC Chief’s endorsement, comprises a $2.5 million fine to the California General Asset, $2.5 million installment to tribes influenced by the fire for remediation, and $40 million for capital uses to change records to electronic configuration.

“We don’t challenge three of claims including record keeping or cycle infringement which are irrelevant to the reason for the fire, and as a component of the understanding, we will support a drive to progress to electronic records for our electric circulation watches and reviews,” PG&E said in an explanation.