Tag Archives: Pacific Gas & Electric

Utility Players

PG&E crime, FPL’s hardened system, $1.5b PJM Interconnection upgrade Our round-up of utilities headlines from the past week begins with an unusual sentence—and one that could offer a portent of things to come for those complicit in white-collar crime. Pacific Gas & Electric: public shaming, community service, monitoring for 2010 explosion. Pacific Gas & Electric executives were sentenced […]

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PG&E Found Guilty

California’s largest utility obstructed investigation; punishment lenient Leaks, hazy visuals, and misleads? Sounds like a typical publicized trial. Except in this case, none of those are puns. Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s largest public utility, bore the weight of related missteps on Tuesday when a federal jury convicted the company of obstructing investigators and of five counts […]

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Specifics Asked and Deflected

PG&E readies for investigation, potential scandal Major California utility provider Pacific Gas & Electric comes under intensified pressure this week, as a former employee has agreed to testify, and local reports unearth new findings in regards to suspected record-keeping omissions that followed lethal pipeline explosions in 2010 and 2014. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday that […]

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Plant cycle continues

U.S.  facilities expand, close The Midwest has seen the golden days of manufacturing as well as the dark days. In the post-WWII era, cities like St. Louis, Cleveland, and Detroit were booming hubs of factory production. Then came the 1980s, the Rust Belt era, and the part of the country we know  and love became […]

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Cleaner Energy Comes to Cali

New bill will enable utilities to integrate renewable energy California made big strides this week when it passed legislature that will increase the use of renewable energy in the state to more than 50% and double the energy efficiency of existing buildings. The implementation of this bill is designed to foster collaborative efforts with large […]

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July EA Preview: Our annual training issue

For the past five years, the July issue of Electrical Apparatus has focused on training in the electromechanical industry. This year is no different. With origins dating all the way back to the Middle Ages, apprenticeships are a type of training for those who wish to become master craftsmen in skilled occupations. Those who are […]

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