PG&E spoke very little about decades of neglect, deferred maintenance and profiteering at the expense of ratepayers.
Following the PSPS last week which knocked out power for 738,000 customers, the utility company says the shutoff was for safety.
The meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco comes as outrage grows against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The utility cut off power to more than 2 million people in northern and central California Oct. 9, saying that high wind forecasts could have damaged equipment and sparked wildfires.
California's largest utility pledged to improve communications. But it reminded state regulators that its difficult decision to pre-emptively shut off power to more than 2 million people last week may have prevented deadly wildfires.
In an attempt to make the city’s power grid more resilient from shutdowns, Liccardo proposed creating a city-run power utility that would construct multiple micro grid generating systems throughout San Jose. The city would eventually take control of PG&E transmission lines, possibly though eminent domain.
This comes on the heels of an unpopular planned shutoff by Pacific Gas and Electricity. Jesse Gary reports.
A Santa Rosa restaurant is considering seeking damages incurred from last week's PG&E power outages since their insurance policy won't help.
Governor Newsom is demanding that PG&E be held accountable for the power shutoffs that left two million Californians without electricity last week.
Last week when Caltrans announced that the Caldecott Tunnel might be closed for the Public Safety Power Shutoff, commuters were shocked and angered.
California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls "failures in execution" during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to avoid wildfires
The company announced on Twitter Saturday night that all of the estimated 738,000 customers have their power back.
The CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric Company says the outages worked as intended.
San Francisco Chronicle Energy Reporter J.D. Morris speaks on Mornings on 2 about the issues facing the state's largest utility after a widespread public safety power shutoff.
Crush pads across wine country have been humming since August, with grapes moving from field to fermenting and eventually to barrels and bottles, but Wednesday after midnight, that stopped.
Some of the last remaining areas to have power restored were farmland, including Sonoma and Napa County vineyards. Debora Villalon reports.
At a news conference Friday evening, Johnson showed photos where inspectors found the high winds had blown tree branches into power lines at 31 locations: 21 spots in the East Bay and South Bay, 4 in the North Bay, and 6 in the Sierra foothills.
At a news conference Friday evening, Johnson showed photos where inspectors found the high winds had blown tree branches into power lines at 31 locations. 21 spots in the East Bay and South Bay, 4 in the North Bay, and 6 in the Sierra foothills.
As of 7 a.m. Saturday, power was up and running for 98 percent of Santa Cruz County customers affected by this week's shutoff.
As of 8:30 p.m., 97% of customers have been restored system-wide, according to PG&E.
At Montclair Florist, the outage led to spoiled product and no phone or online orders, the bulk of the business.