Utility Wildfire Prevention Plans Call For More BlackoutsPlans by the state's three largest investor-owned utilities said wildfire mitigation plans would build on efforts made last year to reduce the risk their equipment would cause deadly infernos.
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.
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California lawmakers on Monday over the company’s decision to turn off power for millions of people to prevent its outdated equipment from starting wildfires.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.
California Seeks Quick Fix To PG&E Bankruptcy CaseCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he wants to speed up the troubled Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy case so the company can be restructured in time for next year's wildfire season.
PG&E Asks Customers Frustrated By Power Shutoffs Not To Target Its EmployeesSome PG&E employees have received death threats in response to the shutoffs, PG&E CEO Bill Johnson said Wednesday.
PG&E Says Approx. 1,400 Customers Still In The Dark Following Oct. 29 PSPSPG&E announced Thursday evening that they have restored power to approximately 1,400 customers affected by the October 29 public safety power shutoffs.
Safety Tips For Operating Gas GeneratorsA portable generator is to blame for a recent fire that destroyed a Pollock Pines home during the Public Safety Power Shutoff. The gas generator was running in place of PG&E-supplied power.
What You Should Know About Your Reimbursement For The PG&E Oct. 9 Power ShutoffPG&E announced Tuesday that it will credit customers affected by the Oct. 9 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). This move comes after Governor Gavin Newsom requested action from the company because of its poor handling of the shutoff that affected 738 residential and business customers, or over 1 million people.
PG&E To Give $100 Credit To Residential Customers, But Only For Oct. 9 Power ShutoffAfter a request from the state's leader, PG&E on Tuesday said it will credit customers for a power shutoff earlier this month.
Could GPS-Tracked Sex Offenders Go Unmonitored During Power Shutoffs?The PG&E power shutoffs are raising new concerns: Could violent offenders on GPS tracking devices take advantage of the outages?
El Dorado Hills Business Offers Free Showers To People Impacted By Power ShutoffsThe PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs can create a lot of inconvenience for people in need of an outlet or a hot shower.
Couple Accused Of Burglarizing El Dorado County Home During Public Safety Power ShutoffTwo people are accused of using the rolling power shutoffs as the opportunity to steal from a home in El Dorado County.
Schools Announce More Closures Ahead Of Another PG&E Power ShutoffAnother PG&E power shutoff is beginning to take effect across Northern California, leaving more than half a million customers in the dark.