Thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric customers are without power in seven East Bay cities Thursday morning, a PG&E spokesperson said.
Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility’s rate cases.
A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official has rejected a federal expert’s recommendation to shut down California’s last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.
A day before the four-year anniversary of a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Mayor Jim Ruane said Monday morning that he expects to have repairs in the community mostly completed by next year.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. plans to appeal a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb that killed eight people, the utility said in a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The California Public Utilities Commission has levied a $1.4 billion fine against PG&E the result of an investigation behind the utility’s operations and practices including the lead-up to the San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010.
Someone has broken into a Pacific Gas and Electric substation in San Jose which last year was the scene of a vandalism attack and shooting.
Power has been restored to about 99 percent of PG&E customers in the North Bay, a utility spokesman said.
PG&E reports there were still about 17,000 customers in the North Bay without power late Sunday afternoon.
PG&E was working to investigate the cause of an outage that initially left thousands of customers without power in parts of San Mateo County Saturday night.