PG&E To Switch Off Power Lines During Times Of Extreme Fire DangerPacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will start switching off power at times of extreme fire danger to reduce the risk of sparks.
California To Study Powering The Grid With GridlockCalifornia wants to find out if piezoelectric crystals could be used to produce electricity from the energy created by vehicles driving on roads.
Heat Wave Prompts 2nd Flex Alert In A Row Called For CaliforniaA Flex Alert called by the Operators of California’s electricity grid continues Thursday as states across the West swelter.
Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands Up And Down CaliforniaEmergency crews are working to restore power to thousands of customers throughout California after heavy wind knocked down trees and power lines.
Eucalyptus Tree Takes Out Power Lines, Blocks Access To Homes In BerkeleyA large eucalyptus tree took out power lines, causing an outage to hundreds of homes in Berkeley during Tuesday morning’s rainstorm, PG&E said.
Garbage Truck Hits Utility Pole, Knocking Power To Nearly 1K San Jose HomesAbout 850 homes are without power Thursday evening in East San Jose after a garbage truck struck a utility pole, bringing down power lines earlier in the day, according to PG&E officials.
PG&E Transformer Explodes Injuring 2 In Bernal HeightsPG&E is trying to figure what caused a transformer to explode in San Francisco injuring 2 people.
Geothermal, Solar Power Facilities May Have Been Damaged In 62,000 Acre Valley FireAlameda Municipal Power reported Monday that geothermal and solar power facilities near Middletown may have been damaged in the 62,000-acre Valley Fire, currently burning through Lake, Napa, and Sonoma counties.
Sweltering Bay Area Heat Putting Strain On Power Grid; Residents Urged To Conserve EnergyCalifornia 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 Still Trying To Explain How Squirrel Managed To Cause Huge East Bay Power OutagePG&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.
PG&E Says Squirrel Caused Outage That Impacted 45,000 In East BayOfficials 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 NeighborhoodsA 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.