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2 Out Of 5 In Bay Area Ditch Landlines, 70% Want More Wireless Towers

With a majority of Bay Area residents relying on smartphones, a new poll found widespread support for upgraded communications networks. The survey also found a majority in favor of improving the area’s aging energy infrastructure.

05/29/2014

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir  in Yosemite National Park. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Could Drain California’s Hydro Power Supplies

California’s record-setting drought isn’t just worrying water agencies around the state, power utilities that use hydroelectric plants are also concerned.

02/04/2014

Cal ISO Control Room

Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert Through Tuesday, Urges Reduced Electricity Use

The California Independent System Operator has issued a Flex Alert for Northern California for Monday and Tuesday, and is asking consumers to reduce their energy use because of anticipated high demand.

07/01/2013

Director of Alhambra Grid Operations Tracy Bibb keeps an eye on the state's power usage near the dispatch board in the California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO). (David McNew/Getty Images)

Weakness In Electricity Trading Exposed; State Agency $73M Short

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.

07/30/2012

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