PG&E Monitors Power Shutoff Conditions As NWS Warns Of Fire Danger Next WeekWith strong winds and a warm up approaching in the coming week, PG&E says it will be monitoring the weather and fire danger to determine if emergency power shutoffs will be necessary.
Top PG&E Executive In Ill-Timed Winery Retreat Out Of JobA top Pacific Gas and Electric Co. executive who was among a group of employees who wined and dined top customers just before the utility's mass power outage last week is no longer with the company.
PG&E: More Than 100 Incidents Of Wind Damage Found In Wake Of Power OutageUtility crew inspections in the wake of a massive Pacific Gas & Electric preventive power outage that left millions of Northern Californians in the dark have discovered more than 100 incidents of wind damage to transmission lines that may have triggered a wildfire, company officials announced Wednesday.
Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Credit Customers For Losses During Power ShutoffAfter last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses.
Contra Costa Fire Depts. Say Advanced Deployment Helped Limit Fire DamageFirefighting resources deployed in advance of red flag weather conditions and the Public Safety Power Shutoff this past week are being credited by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District for limiting potential damage.
CPUC President Calls PG&E's Management Of Shutoffs 'Unacceptable'The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday blasted PG&E amid the utility's Public Safety Power Shutoff, which has affected more than 800,000 customers throughout the state since Wednesday.
State Senator Calls For Clear Standards In Future PG&E ShutoffsAmid the unprecedented power shutoffs by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., a Bay Area lawmaker is seeking to restrict such outages.
Delayed PG&E Power Shutdown Begins In East Bay, South Bay, Santa Cruz CountyThe looming planned power shutdown set to start sometime after noon Wednesday has now been postponed without a set time for the East Bay, the South Bay and Santa Cruz, according to officials.
Hayward Forced To Create Website, Staff Hotline For Power Outage QuestionsIn Hayward, a repeatedly crashing PG&E site with outage info forced the city to staff a 24-hour telephone hotline to answer questions the utility should have been answering. Technicians also built a website to help residents prepare.
South Bay Residents Remain On Edge Awaiting Power OutageA neighborhood in the East Foothills of San Jose has been on edge all day Wednesday, waiting to see if the power would stay on or be cut off.
Bay Area Residents Facing Frustrations With PG&E Power ShutdownThe planned PG&E shutdown for Northern California is underway, but customer problems retrieving information online and a delay to the second round of shutoffs is leading to frustration over the process.
Power Outage Results In Multiple Crashes, Injuries At Santa Rosa IntersectionsWidespread power outages in the North Bay have resulted in a number of auto accidents at intersections where traffic signals were not working, according to authorities.
North Bay Residents Cope With First 12 Hours Of Massive PG&E Power ShutdownAlmost 12 hours after PG&E shut off the power in the North Bay out of concerns over fire danger and high winds, residents in Sonoma were doing their best to cope with the blackout.
Newsom: Californians Should Be 'Outraged' Over PG&E Power ShutoffsGov. Gavin Newsom: The estimated 800,000 customers across California who will be affected by a Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E starting on Wednesday should be "outraged" and "infuriated."
Veterans, Staff At San Jose Housing Facility Scramble To Prepare For Power OutageIn San Jose, as thousands prepare for parts of the city to go dark due to planned PG&E power outages, one man is preparing to simply stay alive.