Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Public Works Department says there will be fewer power outages in the future thanks to a small portion of residents´ PG&E bills.
The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation from Peter Rei of Public Works earlier today outlining Rule 20A, which relates to converting power poles to underground utility wires.
Rei says a portion of local PG&E bills are put into a fund for improvements and treated like frequent flyer miles, equivalent to one dollar.
After hearing some specifics from Rei and representatives from PG&E, the Supervisors directed county staff to do some research on what areas would benefit most from underground wires.
Rei says the available amount of credit is worth more than $5 million. He will be back in front of the board in March with a list of projects for prioritization.
Writte by Sabrina Sabbagh