Lake Oroville Expected To Fall So Low That A Hydro-Power Plant Will Shut Down For First Time EverWater in a key Northern California reservoir will fall so low this summer that its hydroelectric power plant will be forced to shut down for the first time, officials said Thursday, straining the state's already-taxed electric grid.
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.
Power Restored After Large PG&E Outage In AuburnPower is back after thousands of PG&E customers were left in the dark on Monday.
California And Federal Government Agree To Wind Farm On Pacific CoastCalifornia and the U.S. government announced an agreement Tuesday to open up areas off the state's central and northern coasts to the first commercial wind energy farms on the Pacific Coast.
Governor Newsom Demands Probe Of Power BlackoutsAn irate California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation allowing some energy users and utilities to tap backup energy sources amid a days-long heatwave that has prompted rolling blackouts affecting hundreds of thousands of households.
PG&E: Contra Costa County Customers Won't Face Rotating Power Outages SundayGood news: PG&E customers in the Contra Costa area can finish their evening routine with the lights on tonight.
Heat Wave Drives Up Crowds, Strains California's Power GridCalifornians packed beaches, lakes and recreation areas Sunday to seek relief from a record heatwave that strained the electricity grid and threatened to trigger a third round of rolling power outages.
PG&E: Wind Gusts Will Continue, Prolonging Threat Of Power OutagesThousands of PG&E customers have been left without power, and the utility warns more power outages could result from high winds that are expected to persist overnight.
Debris In Power Lines Knocks Out Power To Thousands Of SMUD Customers In Sacramento CountyA massive power outage in parts of Sacramento and Sacramento County that left thousands in the dark Monday has been fixed.
PG&E Rates Increasing In OctoberStarting next month, PG&E customers will see their bills go up.
PG&E Notifying Customers In Northern California Of Possible Power Shut-OffsHigh fire danger in northern California has prompted PG&E to notify about 70,000 customers about possible outages. In a statement Thursday, it says it may proactively turn off power in order to avoid the threat of wildfires from sparking power lines.
SMUD To Introduce New 'Time-Of-Day' Rate By Next SummerSMUD rates are going up by next summer with a new "time-of-day" rate.
Gov. Brown Signs Historic Green Energy BillCalifornia has set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Man Electrocuted While Trying To Steal Copper In Los AngelesAuthorities say a man has been electrocuted in Los Angeles while trying to steal copper from electrical equipment.
California Could See Reduced Power Supplies During Summer EveningsThe manager of California's power grid says below-average hydroelectricity production could mean reduced supplies for consumers during high-demand periods this summer.