Company disclosed criminal charges related to its role in sparking 2018 Camp Fire that destroyed town of Paradise, California.
After further review, the California Public Utilities Commission agreed original fine was too lenient
More than 81,000 have filed claims to the settlement fund, setting the stage for a potential scrum.
The judge reportedly said the company had violated the terms of its probation.
California power producer PG&E Corp said on Tuesday it was on track to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy by June 30 and that it plans to spend about $37 billion to $41 billion over the next five years to safeguard its equipment as it posted another quarterly loss on claims related to fires.
The company is urging those to make sure the balloons are properly secured otherwise they have the potential to short transformers, melt electric wires and cause power outages, all of which pose public safety risks.
Plans would build on efforts made last year to reduce the risk of deadly infernos.
A rusting piece of equipment that failed in 2018 on the Caribou-Palermo line has been blamed.
The proposal follows the bankruptcy filing last year by Pacific Gas & Electric after sections of its sprawling network of power lines were knocked down in windstorms and started wildfires that killed dozens of people and caused billions of dollars in damage.
Bankrupt California power producer PG&E Corp said on Saturday it had submitted an updated bankruptcy reorganization plan including a new board of directors and new roles aimed at addressing concerns raised by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Newsom also threatens to turn the company into a government-run utility
Bankrupt California power producer PG&E Corp said on Wednesday it had reached a deal on its restructuring with creditors, who were pushing for a rival plan.
Individual investors and small investment firms have stepped in to fund emerging efforts around cleantech.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to hire two law firms to pursue legal action against the nation's largest utility.
Tensions between the U.S. government and Pacific Gas & Electric are boiling over as the two sides battle over whether a taxpayer-funded agency should be allowed to stake a claim on a $13.5 billion settlement covering most of the losses from catastrophic wildfires blamed on the bankrupt utility.
Data from the Federal Communications Commission shows 874 cellphone towers were offline during an Oct. 27 power shutoff that affected millions of people
Representatives of AT&T and Verizon will testify in front of the California legislature on Wednesday.
An Associated Press review shows widespread problems with the four “public safety power shutoffs” the utility started rolling out in 2018, a year before massive blackouts paralyzed much of California in recent months.
California utility shut off power for millions of people during dangerous fire weather events in October and November.
A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved two Pacific Gas & Electric settlements totaling $24.5 billion to help pay the losses suffered by homeowners, businesses and insurers in the aftermath of catastrophic Northern California wildfires.