Electricity

Elon Musk expected to unveil a battery Thursday. (@ElonMusk/Twitter)

Tesla Stock Getting Juiced Over Home Batteries

Tesla’s home batteries could offset hurdles in its car business

05/04/2015

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Tesla Stock Hits High Point Of 2015 Ahead Of New Product Announcement

esla’s stock is charged-up on a potential home battery

04/27/2015

The Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla’s Mystery Product May Be Battery Power For Your Home

Tesla shares are getting a charge from a Bloomberg report that the company will unveil a home battery and a large-scale utility battery, at an event at its Hawthorne design studio next week.

04/22/2015

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California Officials Proposing Higher Electricity Rates For Households That Consume Less

California households that use the least electricity would start paying more for it, under a proposal put before state utility regulators on Tuesday intended to bring the prices charged for electricity more in line with its actual costs.

04/22/2015

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Restores Power To Over 30K Customers In 8 San Francisco Neighborhoods

PG&E crews have restored power to all the more than 30,000 customers in San Francisco affected by an outage that started late Sunday, PG&E officials said.

04/13/2015

Solar panels at Far Niente Winery (CBS)

Floating Solar Panels Conserve Water While Flooding Grid With Energy

If you have solar panels on your roof you probably feel pretty good about helping the environment. But, as it turns out, you could potentially be helping with the drought too – if you have a pond on your property.

04/01/2015

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Police Warn ‘Breaker-Box’ Burglaries May Be Spreading To Bay Area

Burglars shut off the power as a trick to see if anyone is home. If no one is there, they break in.

01/23/2015

A crew at the scene of a Sunset District water main break (Tim Ryan/KCBS)

Burglars Posing As Utility Workers Rob Home In SF’s Sunset District

Three burglars posing as water department employees got access to a house and stole cash and valuables in December. Residents should beware of anyone asking to enter their homes.

01/08/2015

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PG&E Increasing Rates By 6%; Largest Since 2006

Monthly rates for customers of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co.—the state’s largest provider of electricity and natural gas service—are going up by nearly 6 percent for the average home.

01/01/2015

PG&E crews working to restore power as outages spread across Northern California. (courtesy: @PGE4Me)

Outages Keep PG&E Crews Working Into The Night; More Than 30,000 Bay Area Homes Still In The Dark

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, around 170,000 customers had been impacted by power outages throughout the region, with an estimated 31,000 customers still without service

12/30/2014

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