UPDATE: Reduced Offshore Winds Lead PG&E to Cancel PSPS OutagesWeaker offshore winds on Thursday have led Pacific Gas and Electric officials to cancel a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff event for most customers who would have been impacted in the North Bay, according to the utility.
Power Restored To Nearly All PG&E Customers; More PSPS Outages ImminentPG&E officials announced Tuesday night that the utility had restored power to "essentially all" of the roughly 25,000 customers in 23 counties where a power shutoff began the day before to reduce wildfire risk during windy conditions.
PG&E Notifies Nearly 30,000 Customers Of Another Possible PSPS Starting ThursdayPacific Gas & Electric Co. is notifying nearly 30,000 customers, including some in the Bay Area, as forecasters say another wind event could prompt an additional round of Public Safety Power Shutoffs starting Thursday.
EBMUD Deploys Generators, Pumps For Potential PG&E Public Safety Power ShutoffsAs wildfire season continues, the East Bay Municipal Utility District has deployed portable generators and pumps to keep water flowing in event of Public Safety Power Shutoffs by PG&E.
UPDATE: PG&E PSPS Outages In Effect; Up To 44,000 Customers To Be ImpactedPG&E began its wind-related safety shutoffs around 4 a.m. Monday morning with outages initiated in parts of Sonoma, Napa and Contra Costa counties.
Solano County Residents Brace for Planned PSPS OutagesWith thousands of PG&E customers in Solano County expected to have their power cut off Monday due to fire risk, some residents are happy they've taken steps to ensure their lights stay on.
PG&E: PSPS Outages May Be Called Monday; Could Impact 44,000 CustomersWith an approaching weather system expected to bring dry offshore winds to Northern California, PG&E may cut power in 32 counties beginning Monday morning.
Frequent 'Fast Trip' Power Outages Spark Outrage Against PG&E In Town Of La HondaIn the mountain community of La Honda, residents are outraged at PG&E because they said the electricity is going off multiple times a week and for very little reason.
UPDATE: Thousands of North Bay PG&E Customers Remain With Power Amid PSPSThousands of people in the North Bay were still without power Wednesday following Pacific Gas & Electric's latest Public Safety Power Shutoff.
PG&E Begins Public Safety Power Shutoff Impacting 51,000 NorCal CustomersPacific Gas and Electric technicians have commenced a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Tuesday evening across a wide swath of Northern California, including the North Bay and East Bay.
Dixie Fire Update: New Mandatory Evacuation Orders Issued For Janesville in Lassen CountyOfficials in Lassen County have expanded mandatory evacuation orders in Janesville west of Highway 395 early Monday evening due to the growing Dixie Fire.
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.