The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 7 declined to hear San Diego Gas & Electric's appeal of prior rulings that prevented it from collecting from its customers $379 million resulting from wildfires that occurred in 2007.

Pacific Gas & Electric could be nearing a settlement with state safety officials on its role in sparking multiple wildfires that were part of the October 2017 North Bay fire siege, according to filings at the California Public Utilities Commission.

The U.S. Trustee overseeing PG&E's bankruptcy proceeding is raising concerns about exorbitant fees charged by attorneys representing various parties in the reorganization process.

The City of San Jose is the latest municipality in California to pass building-electrification reach codes designed to transition from natural gas to all-electric buildings.

East Bay Community Energy on Sept. 18 greenlighted two solar and storage power-purchase agreements for projects in Kern County that are scheduled to come on line in December 2022.

Public Service Company of New Mexico made modeling errors in one of the replacement resource plan scenarios it submitted to regulators as part of its July 1 application for abandonment of the San Juan Generating Station, the utility said Sept. 12.

Southern California Edison is offering to sell renewable-energy credits produced by its Biofuel Renewable Auction Mechanism facilities, which are electricity generation facilities that use California's dead and dying trees to make power.

San Diego Gas & Electric on Aug. 8 presented its updated wildfire-prevention model to the California Energy Commission, saying the model will focus on artificial intelligence and big data in order to mitigate wildfire risk during periods of high fire danger.

More long-term power-purchase agreements are being signed by California community choice aggregators, with roughly 600 MW in contracts signed in June alone, according to the California Community Choice Association’s latest report, released July 22.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission upheld its previous granting of an incentive adder to Pacific Gas & Electric for being a member of an independent system operator, again rejecting a challenge by California energy regulators.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on July 11 moved to dismiss the overseer of the state’s oil and gas industry, after reports that the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources head was subject to conflicts of interest.

The California Independent System Operator on July 1 launched its new reliability coordinator service, RC West, becoming the official reliability coordinator for 16 balancing authorities and transmission operators in California and Mexico.

Pacific Gas & Electric said its patrols found five instances of wind-related issues during a de-energization event that it conducted June 8 and 9, including damage to PG&E service drops and a branch in contact with a power line that it had de-energized. 

The Potomac article in CEM No. 1543 erroneously referred to Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) as Rep. Gary Peters.