California Senate Bill Proposes Clean Energy Solutions To Keep Lights On During OutagesCalifornia residents should be able to keep their lights on during disaster-driven power outages without having to rely on carbon-emitting generators, state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, said in his new piece of climate legislation titled the Community Energy Resilience Act.
PG&E Preps Ahead of Strong Storm Hitting Bay AreaPG&E is making preparations for a strong, atmospheric river-driven storm that may cause power outages in the Bay Area when it arrives this weekend, officials said Friday.
UPDATE: Power Restored to All but 1,100 PG&E Customers After Weekend StormPG&E crews as of Wednesday morning have restored power to all but a small fraction of the more than 800,000 customers who had outages as a result of a large storm that blew through Northern California on Sunday, utility officials said.
Thousands In Bay Area Still Without Power Following Bomb Cyclone, Atmospheric RiverMore than 12,600 PG&E customers remained without power in the Bay Area as of Tuesday morning as a result of this weekend's major storm that blew through the region, a utility spokesman said.
Atmospheric River: Power Restored To Majority of Residents; PG&E Blames Downed Trees For Massive OutagesPacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced Monday morning that it had restored power to the majority of customers who lost power during the storm the day before.
Atmospheric River: Parts of San Mateo County Pummeled with Heavy Rain, FloodingThe atmospheric river that brought drenching rain and high winds across Northern California was causing no shortage of problems in San Mateo County Sunday night.
Atmospheric River: Nearly 90,000 Affected by Widespread Bay Area OutagesPG&E crews on Sunday were responding to widespread reports of power outages across the Bay Area affecting just under 90,000 customers as the most powerful storm in years slammed the region.
Rain Showers Trigger Power Outages Across The Bay AreaThousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents were without power Sunday evening after showers, triggered by a cold front moving through the region, combined with layers of dust accumulated over several months of drought to short circuit dozens of power transformers and electrical lines.
UPDATE: Reduced Offshore Winds Lead PG&E to Cancel PSPS OutagesWeaker offshore winds on Thursday have led Pacific Gas and Electric officials to cancel a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff event for most customers who would have been impacted in the North Bay, according to the utility.
Power Restored To Nearly All PG&E Customers; More PSPS Outages ImminentPG&E officials announced Tuesday night that the utility had restored power to "essentially all" of the roughly 25,000 customers in 23 counties where a power shutoff began the day before to reduce wildfire risk during windy conditions.
Frequent 'Fast Trip' Power Outages Spark Outrage Against PG&E In Town Of La HondaIn the mountain community of La Honda, residents are outraged at PG&E because they said the electricity is going off multiple times a week and for very little reason.
UPDATE: Outage Number Drops; Thousands in East Bay Still Without PowerThe number of PG&E customers still affected by weather-related power outages in the Bay Area dropped to under 10,000 by mid-afternoon Sunday.
Latest Flex Alert Issued by Cal ISO Goes Into Effect; Energy Conservation EncouragedA statewide Flex Alert issued by the California Independent System Operator (ISO) went into effect Monday afternoon as officials called for energy conservation.
Heat Wave: Cal ISO Extends Flex Alert Into Saturday; Conservation EncouragedA statewide Flex Alert issued by the California Independent System Operator (ISO) has been extended into Saturday, with officials calling for conservation as extreme heat raises demands on the state’s power grid.
CPUC Tightens Rules On Wildfire-Triggered Public Safety Power ShutoffsCalifornia regulators ordered new guidelines this week for wildfire-triggered power shutoffs that compels Pacific Gas and Electric and other investor-owned utilities to improve their systems for notifying communities of such outages and alleviate their impact.