PG&E Tests New Technology to Prevent Future Fires 

The Camp Fire that raged through Paradise, CA in November 2018 was the deadliest in the state’s history—killing at least 85 people. Responsible for igniting the blaze was malfunctioning equipment owned and operated by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). Reports by state regulators detailed that the utility company failed to properly inspect and maintain certain transmission towers, violating 12 state safety rules.

As PG&E accepts blame for the fire—and navigates Chapter 11 Bankruptcy—the company is now looking for ways to prevent future fires. PG&E is testing technology developed by a Texas A&M engineering professor to detect issues with power lines before they become major problems. The technological tool picks up on variations in electrical currents caused by deteriorating conditions or equipment and alerts utility operators so they can remedy the issue.

If you or your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, you only have until 5pm on December 31, 2019 to file for compensation from PG&E. Don’t wait until the deadline to file your claim. Contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.