Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric accused two of its former employees of accepting bribes to funnel business to a waste-hauling company after the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history.
A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by PG&E's electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility's former executives and board members.
PG&E customers will not lose utility service through June 30, 2021 because of a failure to pay their bill as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, following an extension Friday of the state's utility disconnection moratorium.
Utilities will be allowed to buy extra energy and pass on the costs to customers in order to avoid a repeat of rolling blackouts that kicked in last summer when demand outpaced supply.
PG&E is warning people celebrating Valentine's Day this weekend to secure metallic balloons that have caused an increase in power outages recently when the balloons get loose and touch power lines.
California's largest utilities will spend about $13 billion to reduce the risk of wildfires following the worst fire season in modern state history and a string of blazes caused by their equipment.
Electrical service is out for some 27,000 customers around the Bay Area as of 5 a.m. Wednesday, as fierce winds and rain batter the region, PG&E reported.
PG&E is still investigating the cause of the outage, but says a substation that feeds Mill Valley was impacted.
The National Weather Service is predicting gusts of up to 60 mph for the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday.
The revised shutoff plan is due to substantial changes overnight in terms of the severity and location of the strongest winds along with improved humidity.
The Bay Area will not be impacted by the PSPS event.
High winds and dry conditions prompted officials at Pacific Gas and Electric to announce a potential public safety power shutoff for as many as 130,000 customers including some in Napa and Sonoma counties.
The higher prices, approved Thursday, take effect March 1 and are expected to boost the bills of PG&E's residential customers by an average of $13.44 a month.
About 6,000 PG&E customers are without power Monday night in Rohnert Park, a PG&E spokeswoman said.
At a special meeting Thursday, the City Council voted to sue PG&E for failing to abide by the terms of a 2017 Tree Removal Agreement with the city.
Patti Poppe's safety record is one key factor that landed her the job, the utility emphasized.
Pacific Gas and Electric said it did not violate any laws or cause harm when tens of thousands were not properly notified during three separate public safety power shutoffs in October 2019.
Sonoma County along with a coalition of local agencies filed a lawsuit against PG&E on Tuesday for damages to public resources stemming from the Kincade Fire last year.
The Lafayette City Council decided Thursday to sue Pacific Gas & Electric for failing to uphold its Tree Removal Agreement with the city, city officials said.
Three months after a contractor hit a gas line and PG&E made an emergency repair, the homeowner was billed by the utility for confusing charges and even his own dirt.