Pacific Gas and Electric has had so much snow country damage, that it is putting all its hands on deck and calling in reserves to do repairs between storms.
A PG&E spokesperson says the utility is expanding its wildfire detection capabilities by installing hundreds of high-definition fire-watch cameras. Four cameras in the Bay Area are equipped with AI technology.
The California Public Utilities Commission issued two citations totaling $7.5 million to Pacific Gas & Electric for safety code violations.
Brace yourself Bay Area: Another atmospheric river is coming.
A major thoroughfare in Cupertino is closed late Thursday afternoon due to a gas leak, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department.
Pacific Gas & Electric has reached a $125 million settlement agreement with California regulators over the destructive Kincade fire, which was ignited in 2019 by the utility's equipment in a remote area of Sonoma County.
PG&E crews as of Wednesday morning have restored power to all but a small fraction of the more than 800,000 customers who had outages as a result of a large storm that blew through Northern California on Sunday, utility officials said.
Pacific Gas & Electric is continuing to work around the clock to restore power to pockets of several communities in the East Bay.
As the inches of rainfall continued adding up Sunday, so did reports of damage, and power outages.
With the biggest storm of the rainy season, so far, bearing down on us, Pacific Gas & Electric says it's doing everything it can to minimize, downsize and limit any storm-induced outages over the weekend.
Wednesday night's storm, the strongest so far in this series, racked up relatively few major problems with Marin's Mount Tamalpais – the winner in the badly needed water derby. But the storm was merely a warm up for what's to come the rest of the week.
A power outage affecting thousands of PG&E customers in Oakland and the East Bay on Wednesday was caused by rainy and windy weather in the area, a utility spokeswoman said.
Pacific Gas and Electric has been busy keeping up with weather-related power outages. On Wednesday evening, rain storms once again left tens of thousands of customers in the dark.
Nearly 7,000 PG&E customers remain out of power as of late Monday morning in the Bay Area following weather-related causes, PG&E officials said.
Pacific Gas and Electric on Wednesday reduced the anticipated scope of power shutoffs as a forecasted wind event weakened for some areas.
Dry offshore winds were forecast to return to the region later this week, prompting PG&E on Tuesday to send advance notifications to some 29,000 customers who may be subject to power shutoffs in an effort to reduce the risk of wildfire, the utility announced.
PG&E is warning that approximately 25,000 customers in California, including parts of the East Bay and North Bay, may lose power over two days beginning Monday morning.
Pacific Gas and Electric have received many customer complaints about automatic switches that shut off power because they have too much of a hair trigger. But ongoing adjustments are being made as the high wind, wildfire season descends upon us.
Fifteen years after the cameras started rolling, PG&E will stop streaming its 24/7 Falcon Cam on Oct. 15 after selling its San Francisco headquarters.
Marybel Batjer announced her resignation in an email to staff at the California Public Utilities Commission. Newsom, a Democrat, appointed her to the job in 2019 as Pacific Gas & Electric was in bankruptcy proceedings, and her term was set to run through the end of 2026.