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.
State Regulators Fine PG&E $106 Million For Violations Of Public Safety Power Shutoff PoliciesThe California Public Utilities Commission penalized Pacific Gas and Electric Company $106 million for violating guidelines during three Public Safety Power Shutoffs in the fall of 2019.
PSPS: Advocates Seek $166M Penalty Against PG&E Over Failing To Notify 400K Customers Of ShutoffsA $166 million penalty against PG&E is being sought by advocates for ratepayers for failures related to three 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
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.
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.
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.
California Adds Millions To Budget To Upgrade Wildfire Response Alongside COVID-19 EffortsWith the impending fire season approaching in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state nevertheless is preparing to spend millions more for wildfire preparation and suppression strategies, including establishment of a new wildfire safety division in the state Public Utilities Commission.
PG&E Says Power Shutoffs Limited Fires Despite Transmission Line Failure In Sonoma CountyThe nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines have sparked no damaging wildfires since it began repeatedly shutting off power to hundreds of thousands of Northern California customers this fall.
Utility Regulators Grill Cell Phone Providers Over Service Loss During Power OutagesUtility regulators demanded answers Wednesday from wireless, internet and landline providers why their equipment failed during previous Pacific Gas & Electric power outages, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without a way to get emergency alerts or make 911 calls.
Power Outages: Thousands Of Santa Rosa Residents Face Night Lit By CandlelightNearly 50,000 Wine Country homes and businesses began going dark Wednesday morning in the latest round of Pacific Gas and Electric power outages, but hours later weather conditions had improved enough to allow the cancellation of planned blackouts in five other Northern California counties.
PG&E Scales Back Power Shutoff; Multiple Counties No Longer ImpactedPG&E officials announced Tuesday afternoon that residents in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties would not be impacted by the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff on Wednesday.