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California utility proactively cuts power because of weather

Jun. 9, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric implemented a controversial practice of cutting power to selected portions of Northern California on Saturday to guard against wildfires as the weather turned very windy, dry and hot. Electricity was turned off around 6 a.m. to 1,600 customers in parts Napa,...

PG&E shuts power to some to lower wildfire risks

Jun. 8, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said it will shut off power Saturday to about 1,600 customers in Northern California and may do the same for thousands more to reduce the risk of wildfires. The utility announced Friday night that as of Saturday morning it will turn off electricity to...

The Latest: PG&E shutting power to some because of fire risk

Jun. 8, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Pacific Gas & Electric turning off power in Northern California (all times local): 10 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric says it's turning off the power to 1,600 Northern Californians and may consider shutting it down for tens of thousands more to help reduce the risk of...

California approves power outages to prevent more wildfires

May. 31, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires like the one sparked by power lines last year that killed 85 people and largely destroyed the city of Paradise....