More than 2,000 residents of Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island have endured more than two dozen power outages this year. Now the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is looking into the problem.
A power outage was affecting about 1,950 customers in Palo Alto Tuesday morning, according to the Palo Alto Utilities Department.
California officials say a big electricity trader has apparently figured out a way to exploit vulnerabilities in the state’s $8 billion-a-year electricity market, just as Enron Corp. did a decade ago.
Nearly 7,000 PG&E customers were without power in San Francisco Friday morning, a utility spokeswoman said.
Pacific Gas & Electric wants to raise customers’ bills by as much as $12 per month to upgrade its gas and electricity systems.
PG&E unveiled a first for the utility Thursday – extended range electric pickup trucks, which the company claims have the potential to transform the way electrical outages are managed.
Mountain View residents now have a free way to track down the energy guzzling devices and appliances in their homes.
An underground equipment failure knocked out power to more than 1,600 PG&E customers in San Francisco’s Richmond District Tuesday morning, a utility spokesman said.
A fire that caused heavy damage to a Hayward home Thursday afternoon appears to have been caused by illegal wire splicing, a Hayward fire captain said.
The utility said the added fees are modest and will be used to invest in new power plants and equipment.