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.
Flex Alert Goes Into Effect Amid Hot Temperatures; Cal ISO Encourages Energy ConservationThe latest Flex Alert went into effect Thursday afternoon as the California Independent System Operator anticipates high energy demand as the Bay Area faces the latest round of extremely hot weather.
Citing Rolling Blackouts, EPA Chief Ridicules Newsom's Plan To Ban Sale Of Gas-Powered Cars By 2035On Monday, Wheeler sent Newsom a letter questioning how the state could add millions of electric vehicles despite having “a record of rolling blackouts.”
'Extreme Heat Storm' Scorches State; Temperature Records Tumble, San Francisco Hits 100; Livermore 111A blistering holiday-weekend heat wave sent records tumbling across the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday as an "extreme heat storm" maintained its grip on the region.
California ISO Says Large-Scale Power Outages Unlikely Wednesdayhe California Independent System Operator announced it does not expect large-scale power outages Wednesday, provided that residents across the state conserve energy during peak hours the way they did the previous three days.
Cal ISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Amid Heat Wave; No Rolling Blackouts TuesdayCal ISO lifted a Stage 2 emergency Tuesday night, eliminating the need for more rotating power outages as the Bay Area continued to swelter under the ongoing heat wave.
Trump Lashes Out At California Democrats On Twitter Over Rolling BlackoutsPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized Democrats in California over recent rolling blackouts during the state's record-breaking heat wave, saying "Democrats are unable to keep up with energy demand."
ISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Averting Rotating Outages Across Bay AreaCities across the Bay Area issued alerts that rotating outages could be instituted starting Monday afternoon following a Flex Alert issued by the California ISO.
Newsom Calls Energy Shortages, Rolling Blackouts During Heat Wave 'Unacceptable'Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday admitted that state officials "failed to predict and plan" for the energy grid demands brought on by the current record-breaking heat wave and outlined steps the state was taking to avoid more power disruptions.
Newsom Signs Emergency Proclamation On Energy, Calls For Rolling Blackout InvestigationWith California in the grips of a historic heat wave, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed an emergency proclamation aimed at freeing up energy capacity while additionally calling for an investigation into recent rolling blackouts.
PG&E: California ISO Says No Rolling Blackouts Required In Bay Area Sunday NightJust hours after PG&E officials said they might have to initiate more rolling blackouts in the Bay Area affecting over 200,000 customers Sunday night, the utility announced that California's power grid had sufficient energy to meet demand.
Record Heat Drapes Over San Francisco Bay Area; Red Flag Wildfire Warning IssuedA high pressure system stalled over the Four Corners area of Utah continued to fuel record temperatures across Northern California, sending electrical power demands soaring and fueling wildfire concerns throughout the tinder-dry region.
State Power Officials Lift Rolling Outage Order; Electricity Being Restored To Bay Area NeighborhoodsStraining under a spike in demand for electricity under sweltering temperatures, state power grid officials Friday night ordered utilities companies for the first time since the energy crisis in 2001 to begin rolling, one-hour outages to thousands of customers.