State Power Grid Operators Approve Plans To Delay Planned Power BlackoutsCalifornia’s primary power grid manager has approved plans aimed at averting a repeat of the blackouts that rolled across parts of the state in August during a punishing heat wave.
California in a Better Position To Avoid Energy Crisis Currently Gripping TexasWhile California is no stranger to problems with its power grid, energy experts say the snowstorm that have thrown Texas into darkness and caused widespread outages is unique in a number of ways.
ISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Averting Rotating Outages Across Bay AreaCities across the Bay Area issued alerts that rotating outages could be instituted starting Monday afternoon following a Flex Alert issued by the California ISO.
Newsom Calls Energy Shortages, Rolling Blackouts During Heat Wave 'Unacceptable'Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday admitted that state officials "failed to predict and plan" for the energy grid demands brought on by the current record-breaking heat wave and outlined steps the state was taking to avoid more power disruptions.
Newsom Signs Emergency Proclamation On Energy, Calls For Rolling Blackout InvestigationWith California in the grips of a historic heat wave, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed an emergency proclamation aimed at freeing up energy capacity while additionally calling for an investigation into recent rolling blackouts.
PG&E: California ISO Says No Rolling Blackouts Required In Bay Area Sunday NightJust hours after PG&E officials said they might have to initiate more rolling blackouts in the Bay Area affecting over 200,000 customers Sunday night, the utility announced that California's power grid had sufficient energy to meet demand.
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.