State PUC To Investigate PG&E's Power Shutoff PolicyThe state Public Utility Commission announced Wednesday it will launch an investigation into all aspects of Pacific Gas & Electric's policy to turn off electricity to homes and businesses as a way to prevent wildfires.
Repeated Power Shutoffs Spur Homeowners To Install Backup BatteriesAfter multiple power shutoffs and the looming threat of more to come, some Bay Area property owners have had enough and are exploring ways of getting themselves off the power grid.
Fire Rips Through Home Vacated Because Of Power Shutoff; Dog Found DeadA fire killed a dog and destroyed a garage at a residence in east Santa Rosa early Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
'A Failure Of Epic Proportions'; Anger, Frustration Greet New Round Of Power ShutoffsFor the fourth time this month, Pacific Gas and Electric launched a tidal wave of preventive power outages across the San Francisco Bay Area early Tuesday, triggering rising anger and frustration among the thousands of customers facing life without electricity.
PG&E CEO Confirms Utility Will Give Bill Credit For Oct. 9 Power ShutoffPG&E confirmed Tuesday evening that the utility will give a bill credit to people affected by the Oct. 9 Public Safety Power Shutoff. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the credit earlier in the day at a news conference.
New PG&E Power Shutoff Tuesday May Affect Up To 600K CustomersMany PG&E customers in the Bay Area had their lights come back on Monday, but some were not restored before another round of strong winds threatened to damage power lines and spark fires.
Public Utilities Commission To Launch Investigation Into PG&E Power ShutoffsIn the wake of a series of Public Safety Power Shutoffs taking place throughout Sonoma County due to the Kincade Fire, the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday announced it would be launching an investigation into the shutoffs.
Weekend Power Shutoffs Lead To Water Shortage In VallejoThe city of Vallejo was in desperate need of a big backup generator Sunday, but it was for a water-related emergency.
Many NorCal State Parks Closed Due To Kincade Fire, Power ShutoffsSeventeen state parks are closed in Northern California due to the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County and PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff, state parks officials said Monday.
Power Shutoff, Traffic Worries Close Pacifica Schools For The DayStudents in Pacifica enjoyed a day off from classes Monday because of the power shutoff. With power knocked out to the stop lights, getting up and down the main road in town, Highway 1, was a pain.
Massive Power Shutoff Disrupts Sunday Routines; New Wind Event ForecastNearly two million Northern California residents have had their Sunday rituals disrupted by a historic PG&E preventive power outage as Red Flag Warning wind conditions fueled a wildfire in Sonoma County and threatened to spark blazes elsewhere.
Lights Going Out For Millions In Unprecedented Preventive PG&E Power OutagesWith red flag warning conditions packing howling winds predicted for late Saturday, Pacific Gas & Electric officials went forward with the second planned power shutoff this week because of mounting fire danger conditions from the Bay Area to the Sierra.
All 24 Santa Rosa Schools to Close Monday Due to Fire, Power ShutoffsThe Santa Rosa City Schools district, largest in Sonoma County, has canceled all classes Monday due to dangerous weather and fire conditions, power shutoffs and nearby evacuations, officials said Saturday.
East Bay Water Agency Prepares for Planned Weekend Power ShutoffsEmergency generators are being connected at East Bay Municipal Utilities District facilities in the East Bay to ensure that water service in Alameda and Contra Costa counties continues uninterrupted during this weekend's public safety power shutoff.
PG&E Says High Voltage Power Line Wasn't Shut Off Before Kincade Fire SparkedPG&E officials said they've learned from this week's outage after admitting they only shut off low voltage lines and not high voltage transmission lines prior to the Kincade Fire because winds weren't strong enough.