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PG&E Offers $250K for Info on Substation Attack

PG&E (NYSE:PCG) is offering a $250,000 reward for leads that help investigators track down the people responsible for last year's attack on a substation in California.The attack, which was first uncovered by a Wall Street Journal report in February, heightened concerns over the security of power stations and the nation's electric grid. Investigators believe the attack last April was carried out by multiple gunmen who opened fire on the PG&E's Metcalf Transmission Substation near San Jose, Calif.In order to prevent a blackout, officials rerouted power around Metcalf and requested that nearby power plants produce more electricity. It took nearly a month for the substation to restart operations.PG&E said Thursday it has worked closely with federal, state and local agencies to improve the security of its substations. As part of that effort, security guards are providing 24/7 coverage at power plants, and the company is using enhanced camera technology and increased lighting to catch trespa...

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