Reward offered by PG&E in Silicon Valley power grid attack

04/10/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

San Francisco – A $250,000 reward is being offered by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of perpetrators involved in a power grid attack mounted in Silicon Valley last year. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the natural gas and electricity provider announced the reward offer on Thursday.

The attack was reportedly coordinated one day following the Boston Marathon bombings last April, and affected many people in Santa Clara County who were asked to subsequently take measures to conserve energy. AT&T fiber-optic power lines were snipped, knocking out area phone and 911 service. The incident was referred to as an act of terrorism by former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff, although a spokesperson for the FBI has stated that no evidence thus far substantiates this claim.

Gregg Lemler, PG&E’s vice president of electric transmission operations, is quoted by the AP as stating of the reward offer, “One year later, the perpetrator or perpetrators of this crime remain at large and we want to help change that.”

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – San Francisco Legal News

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