CoCo County Supervisors Ban Gas For New Construction ProjectsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday that bans natural gas from being used to power new homes and buildings in unincorporated areas of the county.
UPDATE: Flex Alert Extended Into Thursday Due to Hot Weather Across CaliforniaThe Flex Alert that went into effect Wednesday afternoon due to hot weather and anticipated high energy demand across the state has been extended into Thursday, according to officials.
Hot Weather Prompts State ISO To Issue Flex Alert For WednesdayHot weather and high energy demand in California has prompted a statewide Flex Alert for Wednesday evening, according to officials.
Tesla Files to Sell Electricity in TexasPalo Alto-based Tesla has filed with the Texas Public Utility Commission to generate electricity and sell it directly to the public. Details were not included in the application but the company said in its filing it plans to sell electricity directly to consumers with a focus on those who already own Tesla cars.
PG&E: High Fire Danger May Prompt Power Shutoffs For 48,000 Northern California CustomersWith high winds and continued dry conditions in the forecast, PG&E may cut off power for thousands of customers in 18 Northern California counties on Tuesday.
COVID: PG&E Extends Moratorium on Pandemic-Related Service Disconnections Through June 30PG&E customers will not lose utility service through June 30, 2021 because of a failure to pay their bill as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, following an extension Friday of the state's utility disconnection moratorium.
PG&E Restores Power To Thousands Of Bay Area Customers; 7,200 In The DarkPG&E has restored power to all but 7,200 Bay Area customers as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, following fierce winds overnight that had disrupted service to more than 51,000 customers as of Tuesday morning.
PSPS Update: East Bay Residents, Business Owners Frustrated By Latest Power ShutoffWiFi hotspots and actual electricity were at a premium in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda Monday as PG&E's latest round of public safety power shutoffs threw another wrench into 2020 life for residents.
Update: PG&E Plans Sunday Power Shutoffs for 1 Million California ResidentsPG&E said it will black out customers in 38 California counties -- including most of the San Francisco Bay Area -- as weather forecasts called for a return of bone-dry, gusty weather that carries the threat of downing or fouling power lines
PSPS Update: Reduced Public Safety Power Shutoff Won't Affect Bay Area CountiesOfficials with PG&E announced Thursday morning that the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff has been scaled back and would not impact any Bay Area counties.
PSPS: Over 4,000 Bay Area Customers To Be Impacted In Latest Round Of OutagesPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that 37,000 customers in 15 counties will have their electricity turned off in the latest round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).
PG&E Power Shutoffs Commence In North Bay, East Bay, South BayIncreased fire dangers had PG&E cutting power to thousands in the Bay Area Wednesday, flipping the switch for North Bay customers starting at 6 p.m. with additional outages planned for parts of the East Bay later Wednesday night.
PG&E Power Shutoffs Planned For Most Bay Area Counties Starting WednesdayPacific Gas and Electric is planning to shut off power for thousands of customers in all but two Bay Area counties, due critical fire danger conditions.
Glass Fire: Many Evacuees Still Without Power; Crews Brought In To Help Restore ElectricityWith the Glass Fire nearly 75 percent contained as of Friday, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is assembling crews to begin the enormous task of restoring power.
Flex Alert Goes Into Effect Amid Hot Temperatures; Cal ISO Encourages Energy ConservationThe latest Flex Alert went into effect Thursday afternoon as the California Independent System Operator anticipates high energy demand as the Bay Area faces the latest round of extremely hot weather.