Additional Capacity Added To California Electrical Grid In Hopes Of Reducing Power ShutoffsAfter a summer of blackouts and planned power shutoffs in 2020, there's a new effort underway to keep California's power grid from overloading.
PG&E Utility Finds Latest CEO In MichiganEmbattled Northern California utility PG&E Corp. has lured away the top executive at Michigan's largest power provider to steer its effort to restore a reputation tarnished by years of neglectful conduct that culminated in a series of deadly wildfires.
Power Shut Off In Parts Of California As Winds, Fire Danger IncreaseLarge swaths of California were without power Monday as utilities sought to prevent the chance of their equipment sparking wildfires while the fire-weary state was buffeted by powerful winds and dangerously dry weather conditions.
PG&E Cuts Power To Tens Of Thousands Facing Fire ThreatPower shutoffs will go into effect beginning Wednesday evening as a fire-weather watch takes effect this week, Pacific Gas and Electric announced.
El Dorado County To Start Process of Moving From PG&E To Pioneer Community EnergyThe county Board of Supervisors is now starting the formal process to join a community choice aggregation program with Pioneer Community Energy.
Some Pollock Pines Businesses Say Generators Prepared Them To Stay Open During Power ShutoffAs the winds die down, Pacific Gas and Electric Company has given the "all clear" to start checking lines and restoring power to tens of thousands of people in the foothills.
California Foundation Offers Lifeline For Placerville Family Impacted By Power ShutoffsFor people who rely on their power to keep life-saving equipment in their home running, Public Safety Power Shutoffs can be especially stressful. For some, there are now lifelines available for people to count on during extreme fire conditions.
PG&E Shutoffs Hit 16 Counties In 2 Phases Over WeekendAbout 65,000 customers in 16 counties were impacted this weekend as part of a two-phase Public Safety Power Shutoff that will continue through Monday, Pacific Gas & Electric said on Saturday.
Possible PG&E Power Shutoffs Expanded To 15 CountiesApproximately 97,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers could lose power this weekend.
Potential PG&E Shutoff Saturday May Hit 21k Customers In Yuba, Butte, Plumas CountiesApproximately 21,000 customers in Yuba, Butte and Plumas counties are expected to be impacted by an anticipated Public Safety Power Shutoff on Saturday evening, Pacific Gas and Electric said in a news release on Thursday.
Power Shutoff-Ready: PG&E Offering Backup Batteries For Customers With Medical Equipment Requiring ElectricityPG&E says it is offering backup batteries for some of its customers who rely on life-saving medical equipment that would otherwise not function during power shutoffs.
Placerville Moves Forward With Plans For More Local Control Over PG&E PowerThese shutoff events often spark a lot of anger and frustration in the affected communities. Now Placerville is taking big steps to take back control from PG&E.
Nevada City Group Goes To New Heights To Protest PG&E Chopping Down TreesSome people in Nevada City are going to new heights to stop PG&E from cutting down trees.
Cell Industry Fights Rules To Require Backup Power At Cell Towers In Fire ZonesLong before Public Safety Power Shutoffs, Call Kurtis Investigates questioned phone companies on what they’re doing to make sure people in the line of wildfire have means to communicate.
167,000 PG&E Customers In 21 Counties Have Their Power CutPG&E cut power to approximately 172,000 customers Monday night.