California power grid operators are calling for another “flex alert” Wednesday, urging residents to conserve power as temperatures peek into triple digits for a second day.
PG&E is still trying to explain just how a squirrel managed to cause a widespread power outage after tens of thousands of people in the South Bay and East Bay were plunged into darkness Monday night because the system couldn’t handle the heat in the south, and a squirrel in the East Bay.
Officials say a number of power outages have hit thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers Monday, including more than 40,000 in the East Bay and 10,000 in San Jose.
Balloon Causes San Francisco Power Outage That Affected 9,000 People In Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach Neighborhoods
A helium balloon is to blame for thousands of residents and businesses losing power in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach neighborhoods Monday afternoon, according to PG&E.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
A baby was abandoned in a car after the driver hit a utility pole in Hayward during a high speed chase Friday morning.
A tree fell on a sidewalk, taking down Muni power lines and blocking lanes of traffic on a major thoroughfare in San Francisco Sunday.