California Gov. (D) is demanding that Pacific Gas & Electric provide a financial break to all its customers affected by a last week, underscoring the broad criticism the company is facing for how it handled the situation.
In his Monday announcement, Newsom urged the Northern California utility to give affected customers an automatic credit or rebate of $100 per residential customer and $250 per small business. In total, 738,000 people across 35 counties stand to benefit.
He also confirmed that the California Public Utilities Commission will be conducting a review of PG&E’s actions.
“Californians should not pay the price for decades of PG&E’s greed and neglect,” Newsom said in his announcement, which came a few days after the