Latest Power outages News

PG&E boss says it wasn’t fully ready for California outages

Nov. 18, 2019 10:39 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The head of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. told angry California lawmakers Monday that the nation’s largest electric utility wasn’t fully prepared for the effects of its unprecedented outages last month even as it plans to shut off power to more than half a million...

The Latest: CEO says PG&E got complacent about power outages

Nov. 18, 2019 6:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on state legislative hearing into power outages by Pacific Gas & Electric (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The head of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. has told a California legislative committee that the utility became complacent about power shutdowns after...

California businesses at risk amid fires, power outages

Nov. 14, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The California wildfires are taking a toll on small businesses, including those that are miles away and safe from the flames. Smoke, ash and power outages force companies to shut down or cost them business even if owners and employees aren’t forced to evacuate. The power outages...

California regulators order inquiry into power outages

Nov. 13, 2019 10:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators opened a formal investigation Wednesday into preemptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state in October, drawing strong rebukes from public officials and residents who said the shut-offs were too broad and poorly executed. The unanimous vote by...

The Latest: PG&E told to explain why it shouldn’t be fined

Nov. 13, 2019 4:24 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a state investigation into power shutdowns in California (all times local): 1:20 p.m. California’s top utility regulator is ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to show why it should not be fined for violations related to its power shutdowns in October. The...

Power outage halts trams at Florida airport

Nov. 12, 2019 5:07 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials at Orlando International Airport say some trams leading to the main terminal shut down for about an hour, forcing some passengers to walk to their gates. Officials said in a statement that a power disruption halted some tram service Tuesday afternoon at Florida's busiest...

The Latest: PG&E says power outage credits cost $65 million

Nov. 7, 2019 2:50 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s quarterly earnings (all times local): 11 a.m. Pacific Gas & Electric is estimating it will cost the bankrupt utility $65 million to credit the 738,000 customers whose power was shut off last month to minimize the chances its outdated...

State senator's wife ahead in California election

Nov. 6, 2019 12:25 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Republican attempting to join her husband in California's Legislature jumped out to a strong early lead Tuesday night in a special election to fill a vacant Assembly seat in a sprawling district in the northeastern section of the state. Republican Megan Dahle was ahead of...

Hundreds still without power in northern New England

Nov. 4, 2019 9:52 AM EST

Several thousand homes and businesses in Maine and Vermont are still in the dark following last week's wind storm. Central Maine Power reports about 1,100 customers are without power and Emera Maine is reporting about 350 outages. In Vermont, about 1,000 customers remain without power. The storm that started late...

Thousands still without power in Maine, Vermont

Nov. 3, 2019 10:37 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Thousands of people are still without power in parts of northern New England after a wind and rain storm starting on Halloween toppled trees and power lines and flooded roads. More than 16,700 customers in Maine and 7,000 in Vermont remained without service on Sunday morning. New...