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.
California Bill Would Make Utilities Pay Some Blackout CostsCalifornians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent wildfires could get paid for things such as lost wages or spoiled food.
California Lawmakers Eye Back-Up Power For Cellphone TowersWhen 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.
Placer County Officials Suspend Generator Permit Fees To Ease Burden Of Power ShutoffsThe Placer County Board of Supervisors listened to residents and approved a measure to suspend permit fees for the connection of portable and permanent generators.
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.
PG&E Given 'All Clear,' Begins Restoring Power To Thousands In CaliforniaPacific Gas & Electric began restoring power Thursday to some of the 120,000 people it intentionally blacked out to ease the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra And Yuba Counties Spared In Latest Round Of Power ShutoffsA virtually rainless fall has left brush bone-dry and forecasts called for low humidity and winds gusting at times to 55 mph.
Snow Showers Forecast In Areas With PG&E Power ShutoffSnow was forecast to fall in high elevations along Highway 50 in El Dorado County.
PG&E Moves Forward With Shutoffs For 150,000 Customers WednesdayPG&E may cut power to parts of 16 counties on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday PG&E Power Shutoff School ClosuresAhead of the shutoffs, some districts and schools will be closed on Wednesday, November 20.