How PG&E’s $1B to Local Governments for Wildfire Damage Will be Paid

By | June 20, 2019

A California utility agreed Tuesday to pay $1 billion to 14 local governments to cover damages from a series of deadly wildfires caused by its downed power lines.

The settlement is a sliver of the more than $30 billion in potential damages Pacific Gas & Electric is facing in lawsuits filed by local governments, insurance companies and private property owners.

More than half of the $1 billion in the agreement would go to four governments impacted by a 2018 fire that killed 85 people and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes in Northern California.

How the money would be distributed:

2015 FIRE IN CALAVARES COUNTY

  • $3 million to the Calaveras County Water District.
  • 2017 FIRES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY
  • $415 million divided among nine entities:
  • Mendocino County
  • Sonoma County
  • City of Santa Rosa
  • Napa County
  • City of Napa
  • Lake County
  • City of Clearlake
  • Yuba County
  • Nevada County

2018 FIRE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

  • $270 million to the Town of Paradise
  • $252 million to Butte County
  • $47.5 million to Paradise Recreation and Parks District
  • $12.5 million to Yuba County

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