Latest California Public Utilities Commission News

Utility probes cause of California fire that burned mansions

May. 12, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison has told state utility regulators that unspecified electrical “circuit activity” happened at about the time that a wildfire erupted near the wealthy coastal city of Laguna Niguel and burned at least 20 homes, including mansions. ...

California prepares for energy shortfalls in hot, dry summer

May. 06, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California likely will have an energy shortfall equivalent to what it takes to power about 1.3 million homes when use is at its peak during the hot and dry summer months, state officials said Friday. Threats from drought, extreme heat and wildfires, plus...

Gov. Whitmer wants federal aid to keep nuclear plant open

Apr. 20, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

Michigan's Democratic governor wants a nuclear power plant on Lake Michigan to stay open and she's asking the federal government to pay for it. But the owner of the Palisades Power Plant says it's too late — the plant will be shut down in May as scheduled. The Biden...

PG&E's Tesla Megapack battery in California now operational

Apr. 18, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 182.5-megawatt energy storage system in Northern California that was designed and constructed in a partnership between Tesla and Pacific Gas and Electric Company is now operational, the utility announced Monday. The system includes 256 Tesla Megapack battery...