According to the Enterprise Record, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) plans to “ramp up safety” regulations and concerns in light of the recent Camp Fire in Butte County, California. While this may seem like too little too late, PG&E definitely needs to do something to address their current safety record. Some of these new safety regulations include things like real-time monitoring of power lines, tree removal, and more.
What is PG&E Planning to do to Address Safety Concerns?
PG&E plans to do several things to help address the growing concerns seated around their current safety policies. Some of the safety regulations and goals mentioned by PG&E during a Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting include:
- More inspections – “Every bolt” will be checked says Bill Blair of PG&E
- Real-time monitoring of power lines and utilities
- Vegetation clearing
- New stronger, more resilient infrastructure
- Adding new weather stations to monitor fire danger