More people unable to pay utility bills, with colder months coming

Nov 13, 2020
Electric and gas debt is expected to be more than $24 billion by the end of this year, at least three times what it was last year.
The protections against shut-offs are lifting and disconnections have already begun.
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California utility is reportedly considering bankruptcy after wildfires

Jan 7, 2019
California lawmakers are back in session after a holiday break, and a new governor is in place. One of the sticky issues all those folks might have to confront is what to do about the troubled utility Pacific Gas and Electric. The investor-owned utility provides gas and electricity to more than 5 million Californians. And […]

Utility companies to stockpile $8 million spare parts in case of disaster

Apr 8, 2016
Spare transformers are expensive to keep around, so several utility providers start a new company to fill that role.
Transmission lines on May 7, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois. 
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