Day: February 7, 2020

PG&E, other utilities wildfire prevention plans call for more blackouts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California utilities plan to continue shutting off power to customers during dry and windy conditions to prevent sparking deadly wildfires, but they aim to make outages more targeted to avoid widespread blackouts, according to plans filed Friday with the state. Plans by the state’s three largest investor-owned utilities said wildfire mitigation …

PG&E, other utilities wildfire prevention plans call for more blackouts Read More »

Bill that would add liquefied propane to ‘Dig Safe’ law advances

AUGUSTA —  A legislative committee Thursday gave its support to a bill that would include liquefied propane gas in Maine’s Dig Safe law, according to a news release. Every member of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee present voted in favor of the measure submitted by state Rep. Seth Berry, D-Bowdoinham, who serves as the …

Bill that would add liquefied propane to ‘Dig Safe’ law advances Read More »

Critical safety proposal for pipelines announced by PHMSA

The US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would revise federal pipeline safety regulations by requiring the installation of remotely controlled or automatic shut-off valves – or equivalent technologies – on certain newly constructed or entirely replaced natural gas and hazardous liquid …

Critical safety proposal for pipelines announced by PHMSA Read More »