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Comparing wildfire mitigation plans from Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric

Feb 7, 2019

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) crews repair power lines that were destroyed by the Camp Fire on November 21, 2018 in Paradise, California

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) crews repair power lines that were destroyed by the Camp Fire on November 21, 2018 in Paradise, California; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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On Wednesday, Southern California Edison sent the California Public Utilities Commission its wildfire mitigation plan, which proposes that the power company look over power lines, cut down trees in fire-prone areas and plan for power shutoffs.

This is part of a $582 million plan to mitigate fires caused by the company’s infrastructure. The plan is a requirement resulting from Senate Bill 901. Pacific Gas & Electric submitted its own plan yesterday, along with San Diego Gas & Electric.

Today, we break down SoCal Edison and PG&E’s wildfire mitigation plans.

Guest:

Sammy Roth, reporter covering energy for the Los Angeles Times; he tweets @Sammy_Roth

This content is from Southern California Public Radio. View the original story at SCPR.org.

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