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.
California ISO Says Large-Scale Power Outages Unlikely Wednesdayhe California Independent System Operator announced it does not expect large-scale power outages Wednesday, provided that residents across the state conserve energy during peak hours the way they did the previous three days.
Newsom: State Will 'Meet The Moment' In Face Of Wildfire, Energy ChallengesCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said he was focusing every resource on battling dozens of raging wildfires and thanked residents for conserving electricity during the recent energy crisis spurred by the ongoing heat wave.
ISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Averting Rotating Outages Across Bay AreaCities across the Bay Area issued alerts that rotating outages could be instituted starting Monday afternoon following a Flex Alert issued by the California ISO.
Newsom Calls Energy Shortages, Rolling Blackouts During Heat Wave 'Unacceptable'Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday admitted that state officials "failed to predict and plan" for the energy grid demands brought on by the current record-breaking heat wave and outlined steps the state was taking to avoid more power disruptions.
Newsom Signs Emergency Proclamation On Energy, Calls For Rolling Blackout InvestigationWith California in the grips of a historic heat wave, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed an emergency proclamation aimed at freeing up energy capacity while additionally calling for an investigation into recent rolling blackouts.
PG&E: California ISO Says No Rolling Blackouts Required In Bay Area Sunday NightJust hours after PG&E officials said they might have to initiate more rolling blackouts in the Bay Area affecting over 200,000 customers Sunday night, the utility announced that California's power grid had sufficient energy to meet demand.
Pleasanton Tech Company Aims To Cool Floating Data Centers With Bay WaterA Pleasanton company has an unusual idea to cool data storage machines that they say uses a fraction of the energy and cuts greenhouse gasses.
California's 3 Major Utilities Spent $1.3M On Lobbying In 1st 3 Months Of 2019California's three major utilities spent at least $1.3 million to lobby state government in the first three months of 2019.
PG&E Pushes To Raise Ratepayers' BillsPG&E says it is asking state regulators for another increase in rates and profits. The funds would cover wildfire safety and attract investment as the utility goes through bankruptcy.
PG&E Names New CEO, 10 New Board MembersPacific Gas & Electric Corp. named Bill Johnson as its chief executive officer and president on Wednesday along with 10 new board members
SF Officials See PG&E Bankruptcy As Chance To Expand Public Power ProgramSan Francisco city officials are viewing PG&E's plans to file for bankruptcy as an opportunity to purchase the utility company's infrastructure and expand the city's public power program.
Measure Introduced To Protect PG&E From Fire Liability, BankruptcyPG&E and other utilities companies could be protected from possible bankruptcy by a measure being introduced in California's legislature.
Gov. Brown Signs Historic Green Energy BillCalifornia would set a goal of phasing out all fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Hayward Parts Ways With PG&E And Switches To 100% Renewable EnergyThe city of Hayward is parting ways with PG&E and moving to more environmentally-friendly ways to produce electricity.