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The Past, Present & Future of PG&E, California's Largest Utility

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Matthias Gafni / San Francisco Chronicle
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Fallen power lines in Lafayette near where a fire started Sunday.

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the history and future of PG&E, California's largest utility.

As of Tuesday, PG&E said that inspectors found 55 instances of damage to their equipment statewide. Up to 2.7 million people in Northern California lost power beginning last week due to PG&E's planned power shutoffs, and thousands of Bay Area customers are still in the dark without power. We'll discuss how we got here and where we're going. What questions do you have about PG&E?

Guests:

Rebecca Smith, energy reporter for The Wall Street Journal

Jamie Court, president and board chair of Consumer Watchdog

Web Resources:

SF Chronicle: PG&E to state: 2 Lafayette fires linked to electrical malfunctions

SF Gate: PG&E shut-off: Here is when your power is going back on in California

The Wall Street Journal: PG&E's Big Blackout Is Only the Beginning

The Wall Street Journal: PG&E Knew for Years Its Lines Could Spark Wildfires, and Didn't Fix Them