by Katy Grimes
As Appearing in the California Globe
In 2019 California, the home of Silicon Valley, blackouts became the norm
Fifty years ago in 1969, more than 30 million people in theNortheast suffered one of the largest power outages in U.S. history. Everything went dark. The blackout lasted 13 hours for many.
The blackout spread from New York to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and even into Canada in Ontario and Toronto.
In 2019 California, the home of Silicon Valley, blackouts became the norm.
On January 29, 2019, PG&E filed for Chapter 11 business reorganization following several deadly wildfires.
On September 9, 2019, PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company filed a joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization in Bankruptcy Court.
The deadline for filing claims in the PG&E bankruptcy reorganization is December 31, 2019.
A settlement was filed December 20, 2019 with the California Public Utilities Commission, after a five-hour bankruptcy court hearing in which the bankruptcy judge approved two Pacific Gas & Electric settlements totaling $24.5 billion to help pay the losses suffered by homeowners, businesses and insurers.