Financing Third Party Wildfire Damages: Options for California’s Electric Utilities

Financing Third Party Wildfire Damages: Options for California’s Electric Utilities

Carolyn Kousky, Katherine Greig, and Brett Lingle

Escalating wildfire risk and a unique legal regime threaten the financial health of California’s electric utilities, with consequences for customers, taxpayers, and shareholders. This report examines potential financing options for third-party wildfire damages, including a discussion of possible funding sources and mechanisms, and their distributional implications

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