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 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.
Truck Crash Brings Down Power Lines In Oakland, Leaving 1,500 Without PowerPower is still out in parts of West Oakland tonight after a Goodwill truck knocked down 3 power poles and damaged a 4th.
Measure Introduced To Protect PG&E From Fire Liability, BankruptcyPG&E and other utilities companies could be protected from possible bankruptcy by a measure being introduced in California's legislature.
PG&E Plunges Again On Camp Fire Legal FearsShares of California electric utility PG&E plunged again Thursday to their lowest level in more than 15 years as concerns mount about potential liabilities tied to the massive Camp Fire.
PG&E Rocked As Wildfire Liability Concerns RisePG&E's stock lost more than 20 percent of its value Wednesday after the utility said it does not have nearly enough insurance coverage if it is found liable for a Northern California wildfire that has left at least 48 people dead and destroyed about 7,700 homes.
PG&E Emailed Woman About Power Line Problems 1 Day Before Camp FireA day before a deadly blaze destroyed a California town, the giant utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. got in touch with Betsy Ann Cowley, saying the company needed access to her property because its power lines were causing sparks.
Helicopter Clips Power Lines Near Calistoga; Triggers Fire, Huge OutageAn inspection helicopter clipped high-intensity power lines near Calistoga Thursday, starting a brush fire and triggering a massive power outage that stretched from northern Napa County to southern Sonoma County, officials said.
PG&E Warns Of New Policy To Shut Off Power In Extreme Fire DangerPG&E on Tuesday warned customers in the Bay Area about a new policy that will cut electricity to certain neighborhoods during extreme fire weather conditions.
Cal Fire Blames 12 NorCal Wildfires On PG&E Power Lines, Equipment FailuresPacific Gas and Electric power lines and equipment failure are to blame for 12 of the catastrophic Northern California wildfires started in October 2017, according to the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Power Lines Touching Trees Blamed for 4 NorCal WildfiresState fire officials blame power lines coming into contact with trees for sparking four Northern California wildfires last October that incinerated more than 130 buildings.
California Considers Switching Off Power Lines As Wildfire PreventionSome people in California think switching off power lines could be key to wildfire prevention, but it may come with another set of dangers.
Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules For California UtilitiesCalifornia is ordering utility companies to do more to keep power lines from sparking devastating wildfires.
PG&E, Other Utilities Delayed Effort To Map Power Line Risk To WildfiresTwo days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in a long series of delays to map where power lines pose the greatest wildfire risk, a report said Sunday.
Power At San Jose Airport Restored; I-880 ReopenedPower was fully restored at Mineta San Jose International Airport and all lanes of I-880 have reopened after a Friday morning filled with outages and downed power lines plagued the South Bay.