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.
PG&E Transformer Explodes Injuring 2 In Bernal HeightsPG&E is trying to figure what caused a transformer to explode in San Francisco injuring 2 people.
Geothermal, Solar Power Facilities May Have Been Damaged In 62,000 Acre Valley FireAlameda Municipal Power reported Monday that geothermal and solar power facilities near Middletown may have been damaged in the 62,000-acre Valley Fire, currently burning through Lake, Napa, and Sonoma counties.
Sweltering Bay Area Heat Putting Strain On Power Grid; Residents Urged To Conserve EnergyCalifornia power grid operators are calling for another "flex alert" Wednesday, urging residents to conserve power as temperatures peek into triple digits for a second day.