The power company must pay billions for liability for wildfires

power Lines from the Pacific Gas & Electric was last year with to start the big wildfires in California. California's largest electric utility, Pacific Gas &

The power company must pay billions for liability for wildfires

power Lines from the Pacific Gas & Electric was last year with to start the big wildfires in California.

California's largest electric utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, must pay the 13.5 billion dollar to have contributed to major wildfires last year.

It writes the AFP news agency.

The 13.5 billion dollars, which corresponds to the well 92 billion being paid to settle a series of lawsuits against the company.

It was mistake on some of the company's power lines, which is believed to have been the fault of that last year led to major fires in northern California.

86 persons died in the fires.

According to the AFP's Pacific Gas & Electric has been accused of not having been fit to the attention of its outdated facilities and had a greater focus on to earn more money than to have a focus on safety.

In January, sought the company of konkursbeskyttelse, as it faced claims of more than 30 billion us dollar or the button 204 billion crowns for its share in the naturbrandene.

With the settlement and payment of the 13.5 billion dollar can the Pacific Gas & Electric has again come out of the konkursbeskyttelse before a deadline in June, shall notify the company in an announcement Friday, according to AFP.

- We want to help our customers, our neighbors and our friends in the affected areas get back on their feet and rebuild after these tragic wildfires, " says Bill Johnson, executive director at Pacific Gas & Electric, in the statement.

The agreed settlement remains subject to the approval of a bankruptcy judge.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 07 December 2019, 08:00

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