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Judge proposes ordering PG&E to shut off power for wildfires

Jan 10, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - To prevent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should re-inspect its entire electric grid and cut off power during certain wind conditions regardless of the inconvenience to customers or loss of profit, a U.S. judge proposed Wednesday.

Judge William Alsup said in a court order his goal was to prevent the utility from causing any wildfires in the 2019 fire season.

"This will likely mean having to interrupt service during high-wind events (and possibly at other t...