PG&E Issues Weather 'All Clear' For Most PSPS Locations; Power Restoration BeginsOfficials with PG&E on Monday afternoon announced patrols have begun to inspect lines de-energized during the weekend Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) affecting about 65,000 Northern California customers in 16 counties.
PG&E to Cut Power for 65,000 Customers Through Monday to Prevent Sparking FiresWith red flag weather conditions gripping much of Northern California, officials said power will be shut off for 65,000 Northern California electric customers in 16 counties to prevent the spread of wildfires that have engulfed areas of the state.
PG&E Prepares Residents For Incoming Power Shut OffPacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) updated Bay Area residents on incoming power shutoff Monday as triple-digit temperatures, high winds and dry conditions posed possible wildfire hazards.
Cal Fire: PG&E Transmission Lines To Blame In 2019 Kincade Fire In Sonoma CountyThe destructive 2019 Kincade Fire, the largest fire ever to occur in Sonoma County, was caused by transmission lines owned by Pacific Gas and Electric, according to an announcement Thursday by Cal Fire.
PG&E Appeals Probation Conditions; Claims Judge's Order Is Public Safety ThreatPacific Gas and Electric is appealing strict new probation conditions imposed by a federal judge in San Francisco, arguing that the judge’s order is illegal, unreasonable and a risk to public safety.
Power Shut Off For Danville Residents Sheltering-In-Place For PG&E Fire Prevention WorkOn top of the daily grind of quarantine life and sheltering in place, more than 200 PG&E customers in Danville also had to deal with a planned power shutoff Thurday.
PG&E Residential Customers To Receive Credit On April Bills From Climate Credit ProgramPacific Gas and Electric residential customers are due to receive a credit on their bills this month because of a state program that distributes a share of payments for carbon pollution permits to customers.
PG&E Wildfires Fine Boosted To $2.1 Billion By State RegulatorsThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday proposed a $2.14 billion penalty against PG&E for its role in the catastrophic wildfires in the North Bay and Butte County in 2017 and 2018.
Plan For PG&E Public Takeover Unveiled In California SenateA California lawmaker unveiled legislation Monday aimed at transforming the nation's largest electric utility into a publicly owned company.
Gov. Newsom Rejects $13.5 Billion PG&E Bankruptcy SettlementGov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan that Pacific Gas and Electric reached just last week with thousands of wildfire victims, including a $13.5 billion settlement.
Utility Regulators Grill Cell Phone Providers Over Service Loss During Power OutagesUtility regulators demanded answers Wednesday from wireless, internet and landline providers why their equipment failed during previous Pacific Gas & Electric power outages, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without a way to get emergency alerts or make 911 calls.
Power Outages: Thousands Of Santa Rosa Residents Face Night Lit By CandlelightNearly 50,000 Wine Country homes and businesses began going dark Wednesday morning in the latest round of Pacific Gas and Electric power outages, but hours later weather conditions had improved enough to allow the cancellation of planned blackouts in five other Northern California counties.
PG&E Scales Back Power Shutoff; Multiple Counties No Longer ImpactedPG&E officials announced Tuesday afternoon that residents in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties would not be impacted by the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff on Wednesday.
East Bay Residents Happy To Avoid Planned PG&E Power ShutoffTens of thousands of East Bay residents will be spared the latest PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, but many were well prepared for it.
PG&E: Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff To Affect Over 300K Customers Starting WednesdayExtremely dry and windy conditions have prompted Pacific Gas and Electric to issue a 48-hour notice Monday of a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff affecting 264,000 customers in 22 Northern California counties, including six Bay Area counties.