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By Assemblymember Marie Waldron
75th District 

Public safety power shutoffs

 

Last updated 4/28/2021 at 11:38am



Devastation from California’s wildfires has been at record levels in recent years. Last year our wildfire season resulted in over 4 million acres burned in 9,600 fires – 31 people died. The economic costs to homeowners, utilities, ratepayers, insurers and local governments has been catastrophic.

While electric utility infrastructure has accounted for less than 10% of wildfires historically, downed power lines have been responsible for about half of California’s most destructive fires. As a result, in 2012 the California Public Utilities Commission granted electric utilities authority...



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