Downed Trees, Power Lines Closes Highway 9 in Both Directions Near Ben LomondDowned trees and power lines shut down State Highway 9 in the Ben Lomond area of Santa Cruz County Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
PG&E Blames Overnight Power Pole Fires On Rain, Dust, Dirt, Salt AccumulationThe first rainfall of the autumn season caused multiple PG&E power poles to catch fire, in a phenomenon the company has dubbed “electrical flashover.”
PG&E Announces Major Initiative To Bury Power Lines In Wildfire AreasPacific Gas and Electric officials on Wednesday announced a multi-year effort to bury power lines in areas of California where the wildfire risk is the highest.
PG&E Burying Power Lines In High-Fire Zones To Keep The Lights On In Severe WeatherPG&E is working on burying power lines underground to minimize the impact of shut-offs during severe weather conditions.
PG&E Tests New Wildfire-Detection Power Line Tech In CalistogaPacific Gas & Electric has chosen the Wine Country community of Calistoga to test cutting-edge wildfire prevention technology from around the world, in hopes to make their system safer.
PG&E Restores Power To Thousands Of Bay Area Customers; 7,200 In The DarkPG&E has restored power to all but 7,200 Bay Area customers as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, following fierce winds overnight that had disrupted service to more than 51,000 customers as of Tuesday morning.
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.