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California PUC Takes Up Case Involving Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma Counties and City of Santa Rosa

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    SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 31 (TNSsro) -- The California Public Utilities Commission issued the following agenda item (R.18-12-005) for Aug. 4, 2022:

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    Order Instituting Rulemaking to Examine Electric Utility De-Energization of Power Lines in Dangerous Conditions.


    * Awards the Local Government Entities $74,206.13, allocated as follows: Mendocino County, $5,502.88; Napa County, $26,279.67; Sonoma County, $29,965.62; and the City of Santa Rosa, $12,457.95 for substantial contribution to Decision (D.) 19-05042. That Decision adopted de-energization (Public Safety Power Shut-off) communication and notification guidelines for the electric investor-owned utilities. The Local Government Entities originally requested $76,283.63.


    * Substantial contribution by intervenors, as found here, enhances the Commission's ability to resolve safety and other issues under Public Utilities Code Section 451 to take all actions "necessary to promote the safety, health, comfort, and convenience of its patrons, employees, and the public."


    * $74,206.13 plus interest, to be paid by the ratepayers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Liberty Utilities (CalPeco Electric), Bear Valley Electric Service Inc., and PacifiCorp dba Pacific Power.

    (Comr Alice Reynolds - Judge DeAngelis - Judge Kao)

    Pub. Util. Code Sec.1701.1 -- This proceeding is categorized as Quasi-Legislative.

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