Bill Setting Goal for Offshore Wind Energy Production Passes State Senate CommitteeA bill aiming to jumpstart wind energy production in California came one step closer to becoming a law Monday when a state senate committee approved it.
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.
PG&E Protesters Block Off Beale Street During Morning CommuteProtesters angry with Pacific Gas & Electric shut down traffic on Beale Street in front of the utility's San Francisco headquarters building Monday, disrupting rush hour traffic on the heavily traveled roadway into the Financial District.
PG&E: No Power Shutdown In Napa, Lake Or Sonoma CountiesPacific Gas & Electric has determined that fire weather conditions had not deteriorated to a point Monday when they would need to shut off power in Napa, Lake and Sonoma counties as a wildfire precaution.
Sonoma County Declares Precautionary State Of Emergency Over Possible Power ShutoffSonoma County officials Monday declared a state of emergency in an abundance of caution in the event that PG&E shuts off power to prevent wildfires during the predicted upcoming heat wave in the region.
PG&E Restores Power To Thousands Of Bay Area Homes, BusinessesPower was restored to nearly 7,000 Palo Alto residents and hundreds more in Lafayette who were experiencing a power outages in sweltering heat, on Monday.
Newsom Outlines California's Plan To Deal With Destructive WildfiresCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday unveiled a report detailing his administration's ideas for dealing with destructive wildfires in the future and the possibility of massive PG&E rate hikes to cover the utility's liability.
Embattled PG&E To File For Chapter 11 BankruptcyLess than 24 hours after the company's CEO stepped down, Northern California's largest utility company -- Pacific Gas & Electric -- announced Monday it was going to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
PG&E, Other Utilities Delayed Effort To Map Power Line Risk To WildfiresTwo days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in a long series of delays to map where power lines pose the greatest wildfire risk, a report said Sunday.
Solar Eclipse Will Impact State Power GridOperators of California's utility power grid have been preparing for August's total solar eclipse for months.
Downed Tree Limb Triggers Walnut Creek Outage With temperatures beginning to soar again toward triple digits, a massive fallen tree limb triggered a power outage to more than 1,800 PG&E customers in a Walnut Creek neighborhood.
Vallejo Officials Say Water Pressure Restored Sunday After Major Main Break On FridayVallejo city officials say that service should be completely restored Sunday morning after a broken water main left many utility customers with little or no water pressure Friday and Saturday.
Despite Record Drought, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Levels At 92 PercentThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which supplies drinking water to 2.6 million Bay Area customers, says the supply looks good heading into summer, but conservation remains a top priority.
CPUC Wants All New Homes To Produce All Their Own Energy Within 5 YearsCalifornia is setting an ambitious goal for home builders that would make all new houses produce as much energy as they use within the next five years.
Tesla's Mystery Product May Be Battery Power For Your HomeTesla shares are getting a charge from a Bloomberg report that the company will unveil a home battery and a large-scale utility battery, at an event at its Hawthorne design studio next week.