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.
PSPS Update: East Bay Residents, Business Owners Frustrated By Latest Power ShutoffWiFi hotspots and actual electricity were at a premium in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda Monday as PG&E's latest round of public safety power shutoffs threw another wrench into 2020 life for residents.
California ISO Issues Flex Alert Amid Hot October Temperatures, Conservation UrgedThe California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has announced a statewide Flex Alert for Thursday afternoon, due to anticipated high demand for electricity amid unseasonably high temperatures.
Glass Fire: Many Evacuees Still Without Power; Crews Brought In To Help Restore ElectricityWith the Glass Fire nearly 75 percent contained as of Friday, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is assembling crews to begin the enormous task of restoring power.
PG&E Exec Meets With Gov. Newsom Amid Bankruptcy CaseCalifornia's governor called the chief executive of a troubled utility to his office on Tuesday for a closed-door meeting as the company struggles to emerge from a high-profile bankruptcy while facing criticism for its practice of shutting off power for millions of people to prevent wildfires.
Gov. Newsom Seeks Quick Fix To PG&E BankruptcyCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he wants to speed up the troubled Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy case so the company can be restructured in time for next year's wildfire season.
Illegal Pot Farm Blows Transformer Leaving Oakland Businesses In The Dark For MonthsAn illegal pot farm blew up a transformer, knocking out power to about a dozen small businesses in the same complex last May. Three months later, some are still without power.
Thousands Affected By Power Outages Around The Bay AreaA large-scale power outage affected over 7,000 customers in Berkeley and smaller outages affected thousands in other cities, according to PG&E.
PG&E Pushes To Raise Ratepayers' BillsPG&E says it is asking state regulators for another increase in rates and profits. The funds would cover wildfire safety and attract investment as the utility goes through bankruptcy.
Mayor Breed Unveils Plan To Power San Francisco Buildings With 100% Renewable EnergySan Francisco Mayor London Breed on Monday unveiled a plan to transition the city's largest private commercial buildings to 100 percent renewable electricity over the next decade.
PG&E Restores Power To 13,000 Customers In East BayPG&E says crews are working to restore power to almost 13,000 customers in the East Bay.
PG&E Restores Power To 10K Customers Affected By Camp FirePacific Gas & Electric said Wednesday that it has restored power to the last of around 10,000 residents of Paradise and the surrounding area, who lost electricity when the devastating Camp Fire ravaged Butte County on Nov. 8.
CPUC Approves Higher Fees For Community Power CustomersThe California Public Utilities Commission at a meeting in San Francisco Thursday approved a revised fee calculation that will result in higher charges to customers who choose to buy their electricity from local governments instead of investor-owned utilities.
PG&E To Switch Off Power Lines During Times Of Extreme Fire DangerPacific Gas & Electric Co. says it will start switching off power at times of extreme fire danger to reduce the risk of sparks.
California To Study Powering The Grid With GridlockCalifornia wants to find out if piezoelectric crystals could be used to produce electricity from the energy created by vehicles driving on roads.