PG&E To Perform Accelerated Power Line Inspections In North Bay Due To Fire ConcernsPG&E is using both helicopters and drones over the next two weeks to perform transmission line inspections in Marin and Sonoma counties.
CPUC: Ousted Director Allegedly Hired 'Marginally Qualified Former Colleague' Over Better CandidatesThe California Public Utilities Commission announced Monday it has voted to dismiss Executive Director Alice Stebbins effective Sept. 4, over alleged unethical hiring decisions, according to a report.
PG&E Tells Regulators Planned Outages Will Go More SmoothlyPG&E promised regulators Thursday that it learned from its mishandling of deliberate blackouts in the past and won't disrupt as many people's lives during the pandemic this year.
CPUC Whistle Blower Claims She's Being OustedA high-ranking official at the California agency that regulates utility companies claims she's being forced out of her job for seeking to recover $200 million in fees that the agency did not collect over nearly 20 years.
South Bay BART Extension Nears Target Start Date As Pandemic Complicates PlansBART says it's hoping to open its San Jose extension in a couple of months, even amid the coronavirus pandemic. BART and VTA say worker health is their top concern as many operational milestones to opening the extension are being checked off.
State PUC To Investigate PG&E's Power Shutoff PolicyThe state Public Utility Commission announced Wednesday it will launch an investigation into all aspects of Pacific Gas & Electric's policy to turn off electricity to homes and businesses as a way to prevent wildfires.
CPUC Orders Investigation Into PG&E Handling Of Public Safety OutagesCalifornia regulators have unanimously ordered an investigation into a dozen deliberate power outages that plunged millions of people into the dark last month.
Bay Area Mayors Call For PG&E To Become Publicly Owned UtilityMayors from the Bay Area to Sacramento are campaigning to turn PG&E into a publicly owned utility.
CPUC President Blasts PG&E Over Massive Power ShutdownCalifornia's top utilities regulator on Friday said she was astounded by the lack of basic preparation Pacific Gas & Electric officials took in readying for a pre-emptive power shut-off that affected more than 2 million people.
CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Power OutagesCalifornia's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires.
Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Credit Customers For Losses During Power ShutoffAfter last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses.
CPUC President Calls PG&E's Management Of Shutoffs 'Unacceptable'The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday blasted PG&E amid the utility's Public Safety Power Shutoff, which has affected more than 800,000 customers throughout the state since Wednesday.
341 Area Code, New Dialing Procedure Coming To Alameda, Contra Costa CountiesThe new 341 code will co-mingle with the 510 area code in the western parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, CPUC officials said.
CPUC Approves PG&E's Wildfire Mitigation Plan In Unanimous VoteThe California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved PG&E’s wildfire mitigation plan.
CPUC Announces Public Meetings On PG&E $2 Billion Rate Increase RequestThe California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday announced a series of public meetings in July to obtain comment on PG&E Co.'s request to charge customers nearly $2 billion more in the next three years to help pay for wildfire safety improvements and other costs.