Independent Energy Homes Not Yet Taking Off Despite Fires, Power Outages In North BayAfter a week of intermittent power outages in the North Bay, the concept of being free from the grid seems pretty appealing. But even in an area hit hard by disaster, the idea is taking some getting used to.
North Bay Community Builds Its Own 'Micro-Grids' In Case Of PG&E Wildfire BlackoutThe firestorms in the North Bay have added a lot of insecurity to California’s power grid and that’s leading many to build their own tiny power systems to keep from being left in the dark.
Californians Could Face Reduced Power During Summer EveningsThe manager of California's power grid said Wednesday that below-average hydroelectricity production could mean reduced supplies for consumers during high-demand periods this summer.
Atherton Power Shut Down to Rescue 2 from Downed LinesPG&E de-energized the power grid for portions of Atherton and West Menlo Park to save the lives of two people trapped in a car in Atherton with live electrical wires on the hood.
US Accuses Russia Of Cyberattacks On Power GridThe US government has accused Russia of remotely targeting the US power grid, as part of its newly unveiled sanctions on the country.
Port of Oakland Pushes Ships to Plug-in to Shore Power to Reduce PollutionThe shore power program, which started at the Port of Oakland in 2012, has helped reduce diesel emissions at the port by 75 percent in the past decade.
State Energy Grid Withstands Demands Of Friday Heat WaveWith the Bay Area gripped by excessive heat Friday, PG&E has made plans to deal with the increased demand on the power grid.
Power Conservation Urged As California BroilsThe operator of California's power grid is calling for voluntary conservation of electricity as an intense heat wave broils the state.
Solar Eclipse Will Impact State Power GridOperators of California's utility power grid have been preparing for August's total solar eclipse for months.
CPUC Concerned About Marijuana Legalization's Impact On Power GridWhen California ramps up legal production of recreational marijuana, will the state's energy grid be able to meet demand?
Sweltering Bay Area Heat Putting Strain On Power Grid; Residents Urged To Conserve EnergyCalifornia power grid operators are calling for another "flex alert" Wednesday, urging residents to conserve power as temperatures peek into triple digits for a second day.