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: Power Restored To Essentially All Customers From Nov. 20 Power ShutoffSo far, crews have identified four instances of weather-related damage and/or hazards to powerlines.
PG&E Public Safety Shutoffs Have Cost Placer County Nearly $300,000 So FarPlacer County has been keeping diligent records of its costs related to the PSPS.
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 Boss Faces Lawmakers As New California Blackouts LoomThe CEO of the nation’s largest utility faced angry California lawmakers Monday over the company’s decision to turn off power for millions of people to prevent its outdated equipment from starting wildfires.
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California lawmakers on Monday over the company’s decision to turn off power for millions of people to prevent its outdated equipment from starting wildfires.
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.
Push To Flood The Foothills With Business After Multiple Power ShutoffsMany flocked to the foothills to help small businesses recoup their losses from the PG&E power shutoffs.
Repeated Power Shutoffs Spur Homeowners To Install Backup BatteriesAfter multiple power shutoffs and the looming threat of more to come, some Bay Area property owners have had enough and are exploring ways of getting themselves off the power grid.
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.
Vulture Causes Blackout At Ione Elementary, Just After PG&E Restored Power From Public Safety ShutoffAn Amador County school just can't catch a break when it comes to power. Just moments after PG&E turned the lights back on at Ione Elementary, they lost it again.
More Than 53K PG&E Customers Remain In The Dark Wednesday NightBy 6 p.m., the utility restored power to approximately 95% of 1,091,844 customers who lost power in the Oct. 26 and Oct. 29 power shutoffs.