Power & Renewables

Americas November 2019

Regional analysis & forecasts

California’s embattled utilities will face huge bills from potential liabilities related to wildfires sweeping the state and to replace damaged infrastructure. State utilities have put in place a series of planned blackouts to reduce the risk of more fires being started by live pylons being blown over. California allows utilities to be held liable for damages if equipment they use is responsible for starting fires. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) shut off electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in 34 California counties in early...