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.
Heat Wave Lingers; Californians Urged To Continue Conserving PowerCalifornia residents were asked to voluntarily conserve power again on Friday as the heat wave that is baking the U.S. West strained the state’s energy grid and raised the possibility of rotating outages.
Bay Area Heat Wave: Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert For Thursday as Temperatures SoarA weather system stalled over the Southwest began sending waves of excessive heat into Northern California Wednesday, leading Cal ISO to issue a Flex Alert for Thursday starting at 5 p.m.
Fires, Outages, Dried-Up Wells Expected In Contra Costa County Amid Exceptional DroughtThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday heard a report from local emergency service officials saying residents should expect to not only see fires, but power outages, bone-dry vegetation, smoky skies and wells drying up this year.
PSPS Power Outages: Lights Got Back On Across San Francisco Bay AreaThe lights went back on across wine country early Wednesday as Pacific Gas & Electric crews were able to restore electricity that had been shut off to thousands of homes as a precaution during several days of extreme fire danger.
PSPS Update: 'All Clear' Issued For Parts Of 5 Bay Area Counties Impacted By Power Shutoff; Line Inspections BeginOfficials with Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday announced that parts of five Bay Area counties affected by the current safety power shutoff have been given the "all clear," allowing power restoration efforts to begin.
East Bay Regional Park District Extends Park Closure Due To Fire DangerOfficials with the East Bay Regional Park District on Monday announced the closure of 11 parks in the East Bay hills would be extend through Wednesday morning due to concerns over continued high winds and fire danger.
Thousands Awaken In Darkened Homes; Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts; Trees Topple, Small Fires Ignited Thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents awoke Monday morning in homes without electricity in the wake of planned PG&E power shutoffs as a windstorm that generated hurricane force gusts overnight triggered a lingering Red Flag Warning and a continuing threat of wildfires.
Update: Gusty 89 MPH Winds Whip Through North Bay Mountains; Crews Respond To Fires In North And East BayWind gusts of a hurricane force 89 mph whipped through the hills above wine country Sunday night as fire crews across the Bay Area kept a watchful eye, responding to several fires in the North and East Bay.
North Bay Communities Prepare for Sunday Power Shutoffs, High Fire DangerMany of the same areas affected by wildfire are also affected by PG&E’s public safety power shutoffs and Sonoma County has got pretty good at preparing for both situations.
Bay Area Residents Brace for Dangerous Winds, Power Outages Beginning SundayParts of the Bay Area have been in and out of red flag warnings all month but this Sunday's wind event is going to bring winds that we have not seen this year.
Update: PG&E Plans Sunday Power Shutoffs for 1 Million California ResidentsPG&E said it will black out customers in 38 California counties -- including most of the San Francisco Bay Area -- as weather forecasts called for a return of bone-dry, gusty weather that carries the threat of downing or fouling power lines