Dixie Fire Update: Flames Race Up Feather River Canyon; Towering Pyrocumulus Cloud Stirs Up Erratic WeatherA wall of flames fueled by erratic winds and clouds of embers raced up the Feather River overnight through the Plumas County communities of Belden and Rich Bar as the Dixie Fire grew to over 61,000 acres and was just 15 percent contained.
CPUC Tightens Rules On Wildfire-Triggered Public Safety Power ShutoffsCalifornia regulators ordered new guidelines this week for wildfire-triggered power shutoffs that compels Pacific Gas and Electric and other investor-owned utilities to improve their systems for notifying communities of such outages and alleviate their impact.
Heat Wave Lingers; Californians Urged To Continue Conserving PowerCalifornia residents were asked to voluntarily conserve power again on Friday as the heat wave that is baking the U.S. West strained the state’s energy grid and raised the possibility of rotating outages.
PG&E Fined $106 Million For Violating Guidelines During Public Safety Power ShutoffsThe California Public Utilities Commission issued a $106 million penalty for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for violating safety guidelines during three power shutoffs held in the fall of 2019.
San Francisco Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Neighborhood HomeA gas leak in San Francisco prompted an evacuation from a building in the city's College Hill neighborhood near Bernal Heights before the leak was capped, authorities said Monday.
PG&E Accuses Ex-Employees Of Taking Bribes To Funnel Business To Camp Fire Cleanup ContractorUtility giant Pacific Gas & Electric accused two of its former employees of accepting bribes to funnel business to a waste-hauling company after the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history.
PG&E Appoints Patricia Poppe As New CEO
Lafayette City Council Approves Lawsuit Against PG&E Over Tree RemovalThe Lafayette City Council agreed Thursday to sue Pacific Gas & Electric over an agreement to remove a group of trees, city officials said.
PG&E Restores Power to 'Essentially All' Customers; Red Flag Warning Extended Into SaturdayPG&E said Friday night that all power has been restored to all customers who receive service who were impacted by the most recent Public Safety Power Shutoff.
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.