PG&E CEO Confirms Utility Will Give Bill Credit For Oct. 9 Power ShutoffPG&E confirmed Tuesday evening that the utility will give a bill credit to people affected by the Oct. 9 Public Safety Power Shutoff. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the credit earlier in the day at a news conference.
East Bay Water Agency Prepares for Planned Weekend Power ShutoffsEmergency generators are being connected at East Bay Municipal Utilities District facilities in the East Bay to ensure that water service in Alameda and Contra Costa counties continues uninterrupted during this weekend's public safety power shutoff.
California Power Shutoffs Highlight Widening Income GapBlackouts are highlighting the divide in Northern California where growing income disparity means access to reliable electricity is available to the affluent but increasingly out-of-reach for the economically vulnerable.
PG&E Defends Blackouts, Shows Line Damage That Might Have Sparked FiresPG&E officials defended their use of this week's public safety power shutoff saying crews inspecting lines after this week's high winds have found 50 cases so far of damage or hazard to their equipment.
PG&E Restores Power to 97% of Customers Impacted by ShutoffsPacific Gas & Electric says it has restored power to 97 percent of the customers it deliberately blacked out because of weather-related fire concerns.
Crews Struggle With Terrain During Power Restoration In North BayFor anyone in the North Bay waiting for their power to be restored Friday, there were about 6,000 people trying to make it happen.
Tesla Owners Receive Warnings To Recharge Amid PG&E BlackoutsWhen Wendy Bedolla got into her Tesla Model 3 Thursday morning there was a message waiting for her.
Santa Clara County Strike On Hold Due To PG&E Power ShutoffCounty workers with Service Employees International Union Local 521 announced late Wednesday that they would postpone the strike, which started Oct. 2.
State Senator Calls For Clear Standards In Future PG&E ShutoffsAmid the unprecedented power shutoffs by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., a Bay Area lawmaker is seeking to restrict such outages.