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.
PG&E Fined $106 Million For Violating Guidelines During Public Safety Power ShutoffsThe California Public Utilities Commission issued a $106 million penalty for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for violating safety guidelines during three power shutoffs held in the fall of 2019.
Judge Stops Short In Requiring PG&E To Consider Vegetation Risks For Power Shutoff DecisionsThe federal judge overseeing PG&E's criminal proceedings expressed his displeasure with the utility company in an unusual fashion: he made his proposal a recommendation -- not a mandatory order.
Judge Mulls Requiring PG&E To Turn Off Power More Frequently To Reduce Wildfire RiskA federal judge overseeing Pacific Gas & Electric's criminal probation said Tuesday that he is considering requiring the utility to be more aggressive about turning off its electricity lines near tall trees.
Power Shutoff May Have Cost A Homeowner's Life At House Fire In San AnselmoA devastating house fire in San Anselmo claimed the life of an elderly woman and sent another person to the hospital, Monday afternoon. A neighbor says the Public Safety Power Shutoff may have cost the homeowner’s life.
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.
All You Need To Know About Public Safety Power Shutoffs Pacific Gas & Electric officials will issue Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) any time weather conditions bring the threat of wildfires to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Berkeley Hills Dwellers Ponder 'Pre-Evacuation' as Red Flag Winds ApproachSunday’s red flag warning was being called a “20-year wind event” and Berkeley officials were recommending that people living in the hills begin evacuating immediately.
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
PSPS Update: Reduced Public Safety Power Shutoff Won't Affect Bay Area CountiesOfficials with PG&E announced Thursday morning that the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff has been scaled back and would not impact any Bay Area counties.
PSPS: Over 4,000 Bay Area Customers To Be Impacted In Latest Round Of OutagesPacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that 37,000 customers in 15 counties will have their electricity turned off in the latest round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).
PG&E Warns Of Possible New Public Safety Power Shutoffs This WeekPacific Gas and Electric is alerting of possible new Public Safety Power Shutoffs this week in the Bay Area and Northern California.
Untrained PG&E Employees Bungled 2019 Power Blackouts, Report FindsAmong hundreds of people in 2019 who handled the public safety power blackouts at PG&E’s emergency operations center, only a handful had any training in the disaster response playbook that California has used for a generation.