- Aug 2, 2019 5:51 pm GMT
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In its rebuttal, PG&E acknowledged it had proposed replacing 60 towers on the line to meet a federal requirement for utilities nationwide to identify areas where conductors may be sagging too close to vegetation or to each other and address the issues. The utility said the tower identified as the ignition point of the Camp Fire was not one of the towers slated for replacement.
The utility disputed the article’s suggestion that it neglected maintenance.
“The suggestion that PG&E has ignored investment in its transmission lines is inaccurate,” the utility said in court documents, adding that it spent $140 million to $294 million annually on transmission-related work from 2008 to 2018.
One of the questions, fair or not, seems to be how much trust the public and the courts has that PG&E is being truthful at this point