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Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How Utilities Could Partner
Camp-Fire-wildfire

Catastrophic wildfires have devastated California in recent years. This article seeks to outline a plan wherein neighboring utilities can send energy to support a utility that has shut down critical…


California Wildfires Will Only Get Worse—Clean Energy Microgrids Can Help

Six of the 10 most-destructive wildfires in California’s history have occurred over the past two years, and the state’s aging electrical infrastructure is a big part of the problem. According…


PG&E Bankruptcy Truly One-of-a-Kind

COMMENTARY Numerous articles have boldly declared Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to be the first of many climate change-related bankruptcies to come. The authors wag their fingers in caution at…


Should a Power Company Be Held Responsible for Wildfires?

If you’ve been following the news, you know that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because it is facing tens of billions of…


Calpine's Geothermal Facilities Devastated in California Blaze

Parts of Calpine Corp.'s The Geysers geothermal power complex have been severely damaged by a wildfire that has incinerated swathes of California.  One of the world's largest geothermal facilities, the…