Bill Holding PG&E Accountable For Blackouts And Their Impacts Now Headed To Senate FloorA bill holding PG&E accountable for mass blackouts and the impacts they bring is headed to the Senate floor after passing out of the appropriations committee with a 4-2 vote on Thursday.
California To Examine Effect Of Blackouts On CommunicationWhen the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too.
PG&E Scrambles To Renegotiate Wildfire DealGov. Gavin Newsom's opposition to Pacific Gas & Electric's restructuring plan just a week after it struck a $13.5 billion settlement with fire victims is forcing the nation's largest utility to go back to the negotiating table and come up with a solution fairly quickly.
Gov. Newsom Rejects PG&E's Bankruptcy PlanGov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas and Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation's largest utility into bankruptcy.
PG&E's $13.5B Deal With Fire Victims Removes Huge ObstaclesPacific Gas and Electric will be able to avoid two legal obstacles that could have tripped up its efforts to bounce back from bankruptcy if California Gov. Gavin Newsom and a federal judge approve a $13.5 billion settlement with victims of catastrophic fires blamed on the utility's equipment.
Technology To Keep Lights On Could Help Prevent WildfiresThe tool, which is being tested by PG&E, detects variations in electrical currents caused by deteriorating conditions or equipment and notifies utility operators so they can send a crew to fix the problems, the developer said.
PG&E Says Blackouts Limited Fires Despite 1 Likely FailureThe 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.
Foothill Communities Prepare For PG&E Power Outages Amid Cold TemperaturesIt would be the fifth time this year for many people. This time around, keeping warm when the power is off is a big concern.
PG&E Notifies 264,000 Customers In 22 Counties About Possible Power Shutoff WednesdayPG&E may implement another Public Safety Power Shutoff in 22 counties this Wednesday. The shutoff would affect approximately 264,000 customers.
Another Strong Wind Event May Lead To Mid-Week Shutoffs, PG&E SaysPG&E said they are monitoring a potentially strong wind event expected mid-week that may bring more shutoffs to customers in the Sierra Foothills, North Valley and North Bay.
PG&E CEO To Testify About Power Shutoffs In CaliforniaThe CEO of the nation’s largest utility is expected to face angry California lawmakers on Monday over the company’s decision to turn off power for millions of people to prevent its outdated equipment from starting wildfires.
Placerville Businesses Rebound After PG&E Power ShutoffsPlacerville had busy sidewalks Saturday as customers helped small businesses left powerless during the recent PG&E public safety shutdowns.
PG&E Customers Question Charges From Days They Were Without PowerMany people are getting their first round of PG&E bills since the October Public Safety Power Shutoffs, and they’re noticing charges they say shouldn’t be there.
PG&E Blames Migratory Birds For Power Shutoffs In Senior CommunityPower surges and shutoffs have wreaked havoc for thousands of senior citizens in Rio Vista.
Decommissioned PG&E Pipeline Damages Boats In DeltaPG&E is drowning in controversy over a long-buried gas line that floated to the surface near Mildred Island, damaging some boats.