Viewpoint: As PG&E faced a huge crisis, its CEO was MIA

Where was Bill Johnson?

Despite the utility enduring a four-day, self-inflicted power crisis gripping the whole Bay Area, the CEO of PG&E did not appear on the evening news. He did not address the public. He did not give interviews to any print publications, according to Lexis/Nexis and Google searches.

It wasn’t until late Thursday evening that the CEO stepped up to a podium and took responsibility for the outage, just as the utility was preparing to begin the arduous task of turning the lights…


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