PG&E power outage

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KCBS Radio Overnight News
August 14, 2020 - 8:03 pm
California Independent System Operator officials say that power restoration has begun, after PG&E was directed to turn off power to about 200,000 to 250,000 customers at a time in rotating outages Friday night.
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: The Sebastiani Theatre and much of downtown remained dark on October 10, 2019 in Sonoma, California. Power outages were scheduled as preemptive moves by PG&E to address hot, dry and windy weather and the risk of wildfires, according to the company.
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Melissa Culross
August 14, 2020 - 11:55 am
PG&E is pledging to take the lessons the company learned last year and improve the way it manages public safety power outages, but the pandemic is complicating that effort.
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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) workers remain at the scene of a three-alarm fire that started after a construction crew hit a gas line on February 07, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Megan Goldsby
May 26, 2020 - 6:12 pm
The heat wave sweeping across the Bay Area can put a strain on PG&E’s electrical grid, and the utility is warning customers of possible power outages.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 07: A Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) truck sits at the scene of a three-alarm fire that started after a construction crew hit a gas line on February 07, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Megan Goldsby
May 07, 2020 - 5:00 am
Many of us may be sheltered-in-place, but PG&E hasn’t stopped working on segmenting the power grid and preparing other factors that the company hopes will make those Public Safety Power Shutoffs less painful.
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: The Sebastiani Theatre and much of downtown remained dark on October 10, 2019 in Sonoma, California. Power outages were scheduled as preemptive moves by PG&E to address hot, dry and windy weather and the risk of wildfires, according to the company.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
November 20, 2019 - 10:53 am
Pacific Gas & Electric has again preemptively shut off power to hundreds of thousands of Californians, in an attempt to reduce fire danger from its equipment during windy and dry weather. The for-profit utility cut says an estimated 150,000 customers in 18 counties could be impacted, which...
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nalysts at the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Wildfire Safety Operations Center monitor a wildfire on August 05, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
November 19, 2019 - 10:02 am
More parts of the Bay Area have been added to PG&E's map showing where electricity could be intentionally cut while there's a high threat of wildfires. Possible power shutoffs were extended to parts of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. In all, 303,000 customers in 25 counties...
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All News KCBS Radio
November 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
PG&E customers in Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin counties are now included in a growing list of areas where electricity could be intentionally cut later this week, the company said Monday. There are 264,000 customers who could lose power starting Wednesday as strong winds blow through 22 dry...
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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) workers remain at the scene of a three-alarm fire that started after a construction crew hit a gas line on February 07, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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All News KCBS Radio
November 13, 2019 - 1:17 pm
The California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously ordered an investigation into PG&E’s multiple deliberate power outages that plunged millions of people into the dark last month.
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Harriett Plummer Aquatics Swim School in Lafayette destroyed by fire
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All News KCBS Radio
November 08, 2019 - 5:52 pm
Authorities have determined that fires started in Lafayette in October were caused by PG&E equipment failure. KCBS Radio's Jim Taylor spoke with Steve Hill of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District to get the details.
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Mike Colgan
October 31, 2019 - 11:37 am
As Pacific Gas and Electric restored power to about 95 percent of customers who were left in the dark during the utility's deliberate outage, the call for a major shakeup at the utility is reaching a crescendo, especially from lawmakers. One of those voices is coming from Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna...
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