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California opens investigation into companies shutting off power during wildfires
California's Public Utilities Commission announced Monday it is launching a formal investigation into investor-owned utilities shutting off power during wildfires. The commission's safety and enforcement division said it will open the investigation in the next 30 days to look at the Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) events that took place in 2019, and whether utility companies -- such as Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) -- are complying with rules, regulations and actions to hold the companies accountable, according to a release from the commission.