POWER Notebook: First Order for Novel Gas Turbine; Three Mile Island Accident Turns 40; PG&E Pushes Back on Judge’s Proposal

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:26:11 +0000

Siemens, Three Mile Island, and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) made notable headlines over recent days. Here is this week’s POWER notebook.  Siemens Bags First Order for 41-MW Aeroderivative Gas Unit Siemens on March 25 said it received its first order for its newest aeroderivative gas turbine offering—the SGT-A45. The buyer, Bayat Power, a subsidiary […]

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California Governor Wants ‘Strike Team’ to Develop Utility Plan

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:27:44 +0000

California Governor Gavin Newsom on February 12 said the state has formed a “strike team” as it works to develop plans to help not only utility ratepayers but also utility employees. The move comes in the wake of the bankruptcy filing by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) as the state’s largest utility deals with its […]

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Decarbonization, Electrification Key Among 8 Priorities for U.S. Investor-Owned Power Companies 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:24:04 +0000

In line with customer preferences, U.S. investor-owned electric companies are heavily invested in decarbonization and electrification, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) told Wall Street analysts and bankers on Feb. 6. In its annual presentation to potential investors and industry observers, the trade association that represents every investor-owned electric companies in the nation lamented a number […]

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PG&E Files for Bankruptcy, Prepares to Reorganize

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:29:16 +0000

California utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Jan. 29, as the company faces as much as $30 billion in potential liabilities for its role in a series of wildfires in the state. The filing was expected after the company notified its workers two weeks ago it was preparing a […]

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PG&E Stock Rises After Agency Says No Role in 2017 Fire

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 22:10:53 +0000

Shares of beleaguered California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) soared on Jan. 24 after a state agency said the company bore no responsibility for a 2017 wildfire in the state. A statement from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) on Thursday said, “After an extensive and thorough investigation, Cal Fire […]

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PG&E: Judge’s Proposal Could Cost Utility $150 Billion

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:34:36 +0000

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) on Jan. 23 said a federal judge’s proposal that the utility mitigate fire danger in its service territory by trimming trees, along with inspecting and repairing thousands of miles of power lines, could cost the company as much as $150 billion this year. William Alsup, a judge in the U.S. […]

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PG&E Says it Will File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:06:08 +0000

California utility PG&E Corp. on Jan. 14 gave its workers the state-required 15-day advance notice of its intent to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company on Monday said its electric and natural gas service to customers should not be impacted during its reorganization, which comes as PG&E faces billions of dollars in liabilities related […]

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Reports: PG&E Prepared to File Bankruptcy in Wake of Wildfires

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 03:37:19 +0000

Reports on Jan. 13 said giant California utility PG&E Corp. could notify its workers as soon as Jan. 14 that it’s preparing to file for bankruptcy. Bloomberg on Sunday said the San Francisco-based utility, which faces billions of dollars in liabilities as investigations into its role in a series of deadly wildfires continues, will notify […]

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