Get Ready for Blackouts This Summer As 'Unprecedented' Strain Could Affect CA's Power Grid
While it's not exactly a surprise nowadays, it's still wild to think that because California's out-of-date power grid is so incompetent, residents of the state expect scheduled power outages and random blackouts regularly — which, for this summer, might affect some 1.3 million.
There's Likely Going to Be a Power Shutoff Event on Monday for 13 California Counties
After a Red Flag Warning was issued for various parts of NorCal Sunday, it was inevitable that a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Outage Watch would follow suit for some areas. And that's exactly what 13 counties can expect on Monday, according to the utility company.
A Federal Judge's Ruling May Mean Even More PG&E Power Shutoffs This Fire Season
The judge overseeing PG&E's corporate criminal probation said Tuesday that he was considering imposing more strict guidance over how often the utility preemptively shuts off power in nine Northern California counties during high-wind events.
Extreme Wind Event Arrives Early Next Week With Even Greater Potential Fire Danger, More PSPS Likely
The relentlessness of 2020 with its anxieties and miseries lumbers on with yet another fire weather forecast that no one wants to hear. But a coming wind event that begins Sunday brings the most danger so far, according to one meteorologist.
One Red Flag Warning Ends and Another Begins As North and East Bay Residents Brace for More Wind
Predicted Diablo winds between Monday night and Wednesday morning failed to materialize in most parts of the Bay, however a second wind event is forecast to begin Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.
PG&E Warns Of More Power-Shutoffs Later This Week For North & East Bay
A Red Flag Warning goes into effect Monday night that's currently scheduled to expire Wednesday morning. But starting Wednesday evening, PG&E's forecasters are saying there is an elevated risk of another Diablo wind event that could lead to a two- or three-day PSPS.
Amid COVID-19 and Unhealthy Air, PG&E Keeps Saying That Shutoffs Will Be Briefer This Fall
The California wildfires have now collectively burned over 3.2 million acres across the state — an area the size of Connecticut — with the August Complex fire still just 30 percent contained. To thwart further catastrophe, PG&E is warning account holders to prepare for more power shutoffs… again.