PG&E Corp. News

PG&E Won’t Make Victims of Deadly Fire Pay Its Criminal Fine

PG&E Corp. won’t tap a fund for wildfire victims to pay $4 million in fines and expenses for involuntary manslaughter, avoiding a possible hurdle to its exit from bankruptcy. Insurers with claims against PG&E in bankruptcy agreed to wait 15 …

PG&E Fire Victims Warn Market Turmoil Endangers Their Settlement

Market turmoil from the coronavirus is spilling into the bankruptcy of California power giant PG&E Corp. Victims of wildfires blamed on PG&E’s equipment are concerned the sell-off on Wall Street could hobble stock payments that make up half of a …

PG&E to Plead Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter for Fire

PG&E Corp. agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection to the deadliest wildfire in California history. The bankrupt utility will pay $4 million in fines for its role in the 2018 Camp Fire, which was sparked by PG&E …

PG&E Glides Toward Bankruptcy Exit Now That State Is Focused on Virus

The deepening coronavirus crisis has shifted nearly all attention away from what had been one of California’s most pressing issues: the fate of embattled utility PG&E Corp. Now, the company is quietly edging closer to exiting the largest utility bankruptcy …

PG&E Wins Approval of $23 Billion Bankruptcy Financing Package

PG&E Corp. won bankruptcy court approval to use up to $23 billion in financing after California Governor Gavin Newsom dropped his opposition, clearing a crucial obstacle to the power company’s push to exit Chapter 11. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali …

PG&E Agrees to More State Control If It Gets Into Trouble Again

PG&E Corp. said it’s open to a proposal that would let California regulators take greater control of the company if it gets into trouble again, largely conceding to one of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s demands for the utility to exit bankruptcy. …

PG&E Faces Record Fine of $2.1 Billion for Role in Wildfires

California regulators increased penalties against PG&E Corp. to $2.1 billion for violations tied to the catastrophic wildfires ignited by the company’s power lines in 2017 and 2018. The penalty would be the largest ever imposed by the California Public Utilities …

PG&E Judge Says Bankrupt Utility Violated Probation Terms

The federal judge overseeing PG&E Corp.’s criminal probation lashed out at the company for falling “far behind” on fire safety progress as he considers whether to make the bankrupt California utility owner hire more tree trimmers and restrict how it …

PG&E Tries to Steer Judge Away From Fire Safety Crackdown

PG&E Corp. told a federal judge it opposes his proposals to intervene in the company’s wildfire prevention efforts after it admitted to not fully complying with the terms of its criminal probation. The bankrupt northern California utility’s pushback is a …

Traditional Ways of Paying for Fires and Floods Aren’t Cutting It

Fires and floods are sending some of the nation’s largest utilities to the bond market to cover huge, unexpected bills. California’s PG&E Corp., which was forced into bankruptcy a year ago after its equipment sparked the deadliest wildfire in state …