California Public Utilities Commission: Public Discussion on Pacific Gas and Electric – Forums on Governance, Management, and Safety Culture
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) hosted a series of forums to explore whether changes to Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation’s (PG&E collectively) corporate governance, management, structure, and ownership are needed to ensure the safe provision of electric and gas service to Northern Californians. The first two forums were held on April 15 and April 26, 2019.
As part of the public discussion on PG&E’s safety culture in CPUC proceeding I.15-08-019, these forums examined the thesis that changes to PG&E’s governance and management are necessary for the safe operation of PG&E.
Partner Susan Mac Cormac served as moderator and a panelist on the “Corporate Structuring and Ownership Alternatives” panel during the second forum. She was joined by prominent industry speakers and panelists who addressed corporate safety culture, PG&E’s safety culture, the impact of corporate governance models on safety, accountability, and alternative governance models.