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.
Heat Wave Prompts 2nd Flex Alert In A Row Called For CaliforniaA Flex Alert called by the Operators of California’s electricity grid continues Thursday as states across the West swelter.
Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands Up And Down CaliforniaEmergency crews are working to restore power to thousands of customers throughout California after heavy wind knocked down trees and power lines.
Eucalyptus Tree Takes Out Power Lines, Blocks Access To Homes In BerkeleyA large eucalyptus tree took out power lines, causing an outage to hundreds of homes in Berkeley during Tuesday morning’s rainstorm, PG&E said.
Garbage Truck Hits Utility Pole, Knocking Power To Nearly 1K San Jose HomesAbout 850 homes are without power Thursday evening in East San Jose after a garbage truck struck a utility pole, bringing down power lines earlier in the day, according to PG&E officials.