A consumer group wants California regulators to temporarily waive utility account deposits for people hit by this month’s devastating wildfires and prevent companies from cutting off service for late payments. The Utility Reform Network also wants energy, water and communications utilities to stop billing for service to homes that were either destroyed or so badly damaged that they can’t receive the service. In a letter sent Tuesday to the California Public Utilities Commission, which oversees utility companies, the consumer group noted that more than 100,000 people were at least temporarily displaced by fires that swept through eight counties, with the Wine Country suffering the worst damage.
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By SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press - Monday Jul 31, 2017
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Hydro One said it has agreed to buy Avista for $53 a share as the Canadian utility company seeks to expand its North American footprint.
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