California Public Utilities Commission Wildfire Safety and Enforcement Branch Adopts New Tool to Protect Public

By Erol Kilic On September 21, 2023, the Wildfire Safety and Enforcement Branch (WSEB) of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a new enforcement tool to further protect the public from violations of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) guidelines.  Continue reading

San Francisco Superior Court Grants Summary Adjudication in Favor of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for Racial Discrimination Claim, but Denies Summary Judgment for Commissioner and Former President

By Michael J. Melton On February 20, 2020, after hearing oral arguments in the matter of Clopton v. Cal. Pub. Util. Comm’n, No. CGC-17-563082 (Cal. Super. Ct. San Francisco), Judge Ethan P. Schulman granted the CPUC’s Motion for Summary Adjudication Continue reading

SB 378 (Wiener), Addressing Utilities’ Roles in Power Shutoffs, Moves to the Assembly

By Strider Kachelein SB 378 (Wiener), as amended January 21, 2020, is a two-year bill that would add sections 592, 748, 776.7, 911.3, and 2111.5 to the Public Utilities Code to impose numerous requirements related to an electrical investor-owned utility’s Continue reading