PG&E Expands Power Shut-Off Plan; Safety Record Disputed in Court
by Spencer Lam
Feb 07, 2019
PG&E has expanded their power-shut off plan to include all of its five million customers, during extreme weather. This means that the utility can (but not necessarily will) shut off power to customers in high-risk fire areas. Their new wildfire prevention plan also calls for the quadrupling of the amount of power lines available for intentional shut-offs.

Additionally, the company’s projections and assertions that it is a safety-first company are being disputed by lawyers for fire victims in court, saying that the utility ignored or was irresponsible for maintaining trees near its power lines.