Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will replace half of its 10-member board of directors by May, the company announced Monday.
"The Board currently expects that no more than five of the Company's current directors will stand for election at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders," the company said in a statement. The board already "has identified strong candidates who would add fresh perspectives and augment the Board's expertise in safety, operations and other critical areas."
PG&E signaled a leadership shake-up last month when NPR first reported that the utility company, beset by potential liability claims associated with California's devastating wildfires, was looking for ways to avoid bankruptcy. The company filed for bankruptcy in late January.
In the wake of the wildfires, and with the company still under probation for its role in the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, PG&E acknowledged that its public image is wanting.
"We fully understand that PG&E must re-earn trust and credibility with its customers, regulators, the communities it serves and all of its stakeholders, and we are continuing to make changes that reinforce PG&E's commitment to safety and improvement," the statement read.