PG&E announced Thursday a $250,000 reward for the capture and conviction of suspects responsible for damaging a substation near San Jose last year by using sniper rifles to knock out 17 transformers.
An attack on a San Jose substation last year prompted a Peninsula lawmaker to propose legislation on Monday requiring PG&E and its regulators to come up with sufficient security protocols.
PG&E announced a plan on Monday to increase security at its network of electricity substations after the high-profile attack on a San Jose substation last year.
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.
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Phone service has been restored in the South Bay on Wednesday after being disrupted Tuesday when vandals cut underground fiber optic cables south of San Jose.
In apparent acts of “sabotage” in the South Bay early Tuesday, someone cut fiber optic cables, knocking out some 911 service, and then fired a rifle at a PG&E substation, Santa Clara County’s sheriff said.
A Novato police officer was injured during a chase with two suspects.
Power was mostly restored to thousands of customers in the East Bay affected by numerous weather-caused outages Friday night and early Saturday.