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Wide-Reaching Power Outage Affects Thousands

MOUNTAIN AREA — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reporting that a power outage stretching from Bass Lake to Ahwahnee and up to Wawona had initially affected more than 3,500 customers. PG&E said that nearly 2,000 customers were without power well into the evening. By about 9 p.m., fewer than 1,000 customers were still awaiting restoration of service. By ...

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PG&E Warns Bass Lake Could Reach Spill Levels This Week

FRESNO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is cautioning those who live or work near rivers and streams to be aware of higher flows brought on by recent rains and potentially spilling reservoirs. It is possible that PG&E’s Bass Lake/Crane Valley Dam will reach spill levels Wednesday or Thursday as heavy warm rains melt recent snowfall. Currently the water ...

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Winter Driving And Power Outages; Are You Prepared?

CENTRAL SIERRA – With winter weather presenting challenges for motorists and knocking out power to some areas, PG&E reminds everyone to be prepared. If you check out their online outage map, you will see that the blanket of snow last night caused outages affecting about 35,000 customers in area between the Yosemite and Sierra Divisions, which stretch from Madera north ...

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How Will PG&E Bankruptcy Affect Service And Rates?

SAN FRANCISCO – As Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) faces billions of dollars in claims over the California wildfires of 2017 and 2018, the company has announced that they intend to file for bankruptcy. In a statement released today, PG&E says they will file petitions to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on or about Jan. 29. ...

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PG&E Warns Power Outages Are Possible With First Rain Of The Season

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA – The first rains of the fall are forecast to arrive in our area early this week, and PG&E is warning that there is an increased risk of power outages during the first rains following a long dry season. “During the first rainstorm of a season, dust and other particles that have accumulated on our equipment can transform ...

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PG&E Continues Work To Reduce Wildfire Threat

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today shared the progress it has made in partnership with customers, community leaders and first responders to reduce wildfire risks and improve safety following the 2017 statewide wildfires and in response to the ever-growing wildfire threat in California. Launched in late March 2018, the company’s Community Wildfire Safety Program has developed ...

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What Is The PG&E Micro-Site On Highway 49 In Oakhurst?

OAKHURST — In response to the recent and dramatically increasing wildfire threat across the state, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced that it is accelerating its vegetation management work in the central and southern regions of the Sierra Nevada mountains “to further reduce the risk of wildfire and keep our customers, their families and our communities safe.” The ...

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Stay Safe And Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO — With soaring temperatures in the next few days, California’s grid operator has called a statewide Flex Alert this week. PG&E is urging customers to conserve energy as triple-digit heat will impact much of the company’s service area. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) issued a Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 5 p.m. to ...

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Power Outage Caused By Mylar Balloons, Says PG&E

FRESNO – A major power outage caused by Mylar balloons coming in contact with power lines has PG&E reminding everyone to keep metallic balloons securely anchored. “We’ve had our first confirmed Mylar balloon outage of the ‘Grads and Dads’ season,” says PG&E spokesperson Denny Boyles. “At 10:39 a.m. today our system indicated multiple faults in the area of 8th Street ...

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PG&E Responds To Cal Fire’s Allegations That They Caused Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today issued the following statement in response to the release of information by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) regarding some of the October 2017 Northern California wildfires: The safety of our customers, their families and the communities we serve is our most important job. The loss ...

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