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.
One factor that may slow would-be electric car buyers is anxiety over finding a charging station, but a local website can help green vehicle owners map out the closest place to plug-in.
PG&E crews were repairing a utility pole in Oakland that was struck by a vehicle early Thursday morning, initially knocking out power to 668 PG&E customers, a PG&E spokeswoman said.
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.
An outage that darkened parts of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice for more than two hours Thursday afternoon occurred as a contractor was doing electrical work at the building, a Department of Public Works spokeswoman said.
Marin county residents have an important decision to make in the next few weeks. Consumers are being asked to decide if they want to continue buying their power from PG&E, or switch to Marin Clean Energy, a program offered by the Marin Energy Authority, that offers more power from renewable sources at a few dollars more a month.
Fire crews were on the scene of a pole and transformer fire that knocked out power to thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric customers in San Francisco’s Mission District, according to fire and utility officials.