Recovery Fund Allows Wildfire Victims To Share PG&E Settlement Money With Those Facing Greater NeedNorth Bay wildfire victims approaching a deadline to apply for Pacific Gas and Electric settlement funds are getting a boost from a new tool to help them on their road to recovery.
PG&E Using Huge Heli-Saws To Trim Trees From Power Lines In Wildfire CountryPG&E's Heli-Saw may sound like something out of a horror movie, but it’s a welcome sight in wildfire country.
PG&E's $13.5 Billion Deal With Fire Victims Removes Huge ObstaclesPG&E will be able to avoid two legal obstacles that could have tripped up its efforts to bounce back from bankruptcy if a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of catastrophic fires blamed on the utility's equipment is approved.
PG&E Announces $13.5 Billion Settlement With Individual Wildfire VictimsPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced a $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims on Friday.
PG&E Shareholders, Bondholders Battle Over Future of Beleaguered UtilityThe battle to shape the future of the utility is playing out between two different groups: bondholders vs. shareholders.
California Utilities Testing Diagnostic Tech That Could Help Prevent WildfiresA new technology being tested by California utilities is aimed at diagnosing problems before they can cause power outages or spark wildfires.
PG&E Says Power Shutoffs Limited Fires Despite Transmission Line Failure In Sonoma CountyThe nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines have sparked no damaging wildfires since it began repeatedly shutting off power to hundreds of thousands of Northern California customers this fall.
PG&E Giving San Bruno $3M For Fire Mitigation As Part Of Probation For 2010 BlastA federal judge overseeing PG&E's probation in a criminal pipeline safety case officially ruled Wednesday that PG&E can contribute $3 million to San Bruno for wildfire mitigation.
Bay Area Storm Leads To Power Outages Across The RegionCrews are working to restore electricity to over 20,000 PG&E customers Tuesday night in the Bay Area, a PG&E spokesperson said.
PG&E Issues "All Clear"; Power Being Restored To Wine Country Homes Pacific Gas & Electric launched a fleet of helicopters and an army of ground crews throughout Wine Country Thursday, searching for any damage to lines and equipment as the utility continued to restore electricity to homes and businesses blacked out during the most recent planned power outage.
PG&E Begins Power Restoration As Sonoma County Residents Face Bitter ColdParts of Sonoma County are going through their fifth Public Safety Power Shutoff of the season. But this time around, those without power face the bitter cold as well as fire danger.
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.
Uncertainty Over PG&E's Planned Public Safety Shutoffs Leaves Marin Businesses Feeling PowerlessScaling back its original plan, PG&E announced that only residents in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties would be affected by the public safety power shutoffs. All the uncertainty has left many small businesses feeling powerless, whether the lights are on, or not.