Aaron Johnson, Vice President of Electric Operations at PG&E made that announcement Wednesday at a special meeting of the Paraidse Town Council.
He said that PG&E will put all electric distribution power lines in the town of Paradise and some surrounding areas, including parts of Magalia. Johnson said reducing wildfire risk and residents desire to not have obstructions, along with other factors helped with making the decision. He also said that Paradise is well suited for the underground build as PG&E already needs to replace nearly 75 miles of damaged natural gas and drainage systems.
According to a PG&E press release, the underground rebuild should take about five years to complete.