PG&E power outage: Millions lose electricity to avert fire danger

Los Angeles TimesMillions of Californians could spend days without power as the state's largest utility continues shutting off electricity in a desperate attempt to avoid wildfires sparked by windblown power lines. The first power cutoffs, affecting about 513,000 customers, began ...

October 9th 2019

PG&E faces anger, mistrust over power outages: 'It is excessive'

Los Angeles TimesA massive planned power outage that could affect millions in Northern and Central California is sparking frustration and skepticism in some areas over whether the extreme action is the best way to reduce fire risk. Pacific Gas & Electric began turning off the ...

October 9th 2019

More than 500000 in California are already without power in effort to curb wildfire risk

USA TODAYLewis said PG&E anticipates the wind "weather event" will last through midday Thursday; peak winds are forecast to reach 60 to 70 mph at higher elevations. Nearly all nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area could be subjected to the shutdowns, the only ...

October 9th 2019

PG&E power shutdown planned to avoid sparking wildfires in Northern California

CBS NewsPG&E, whose faulty equipment was blamed for devastating fires that swept through the region one year ago, said it would switch off the power to communities in stages, "depending on local timing of the severe wind conditions, beginning with counties in the ...

October 9th 2019

PG&E will begin cutting power at midnight Wednesday. Nearly 800000 California customers will be affected

CNNPG&E has come under fire for its role in a series of catastrophic wildfires across the state. The company has previously said it is "probable" that its equipment started the 2018 Camp Fire -- the state's deadliest and most destructive blaze -- when a power line ...

October 9th 2019

Lights out? PG&E plans to shut off power for more than 800K customers in California to reduce wildfire risk

USA TODAYMore than 800,000 subscribers in California will be left in the dark for days as the state's leading utility shuts off power to parts of 34 counties to reduce the risk of wildfires in dry and windy conditions. Pacific Gas and Electric said blackouts across parts of ...

October 9th 2019

Massive California power outages may begin early Wednesday

CNN"Given the prolonged period during which the wind event will unfold, and the large number of power line miles that will need to be inspected before restoration, customers are being asked to prepare for an extended outage," PG&E said in a release.

October 9th 2019

LIST: Counties, cities affected by PG&E power outage in Bay Area, rest of California

KGO-TVSAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- PG&E has confirmed that it will shut off power to nearly 800,000 customers across Northern and Central California starting just after midnight. LIST: Counties, cities affected by PG&E power outage in Bay Area, rest of California.

October 8th 2019