Power has been restored to all 1,200 PG&E customers in San Jose after a squirrel caused an outage that knocked out power to residents and businesses and caused major system-wide Caltrain delays, utility officials confirmed.
When SF Supervisor John Avalos recently asked Mayor Ed Lee to launch CleanPowerSF, Lee said no because it actually partners with a fossil fuel company in Texas and doesn’t bring jobs to the city.
Four U.S. senators concerned about the sabotage of Silicon Valley’s power grid and phone lines last April are asking federal officials if mandatory security standards are needed.
The former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission believes the attack on a PG&E substation in South San Jose last spring was not an act of vandalism, but instead a terrorist attack.
PG&E crews were working at restoring power in Daly City after a damaged underground cable left nearly 6,800 customers without electricity Monday morning, a utility spokeswoman said.
More than 17,500 PG&E customers remained without power in the Bay Area Friday morning as a result of strong winds in the region, a utility spokeswoman said.
About 1,650 PG&E customers remained without power in the San Jose and Morgan Hill areas due to stormy weather Wednesday morning, according to a PG&E spokeswoman.
Deregulation of the energy industry allows California consumers a chance to shop around for gas and electricity providers. But consumers should watch out for pressure tactics to switch.
Nearly 20,000 San Franciscans under the age of 18 have applied for free Muni passes to be issued by the end of the month as part of a 16-month pilot program.
A proposal that could have led to the dismantling of San Francisco’s water system in Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley was roundly rejected by the city’s voters Tuesday.