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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.
Tesla 'Powerwall' Battery Technology Unveiled, Set To Cost Around $3KElectric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.
Tesla's Mystery Product May Be Battery Power For Your HomeTesla 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 Officials Proposing Higher Electricity Rates For Households That Consume LessCalifornia 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 Restores Power To Over 30K Customers In 8 San Francisco NeighborhoodsPG&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.

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