Emissions

Fred Buckman, former CEO of Consumers Energy and PacifiCorp, has been appointed to the parent PG&E Corp. and the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility as a new independent director, effective immediately. PG&E also will be hiring Christopher Hart, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, to serve as a special independent safety advisor. 
Emissions

Citing “dramatic, material changes” to its regulatory and financial conditions, Southern California Edison field the request with FERC to include an adjustment for the company’s extraordinary wildfire risk in the authorized return on equity (ROE) for the portion of its business regulated by FERC.
O&M

As a highly reliable method of construction for moving bulk electrical power, Iso Phase Bus Duct systems are the superhighways that carry a power plant’s very large amperage between the generator’s output bushings and its associated main step-up (GSU) transformer. 
O&M

In its 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as part of its earnings report Tuesday, SCE stated it believes the ignition happened in Santa Paula and was one of two starting points for the Thomas Fire. The utility is working with the California Department Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to analyze the progression of the fire from that starting point and damages that occurred from it.