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PG&E told the California Public Utilities Commission that a worker responded to the first fire around 4:45 p.m. Sunday and was told firefighters believe contact between a power line and a communication line may have caused it.
Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. said its latest blackout would affect nearly 600,000 customers in 29 counties, or about 1.5 million people. The announcement came even before the end of the last blackout, which shut off power to more than 2.5 million people over the weekend.
When it is completed, Seabrook Solar will be one of the largest solar arrays in the Palmetto State. The company's contracted generation business also owns and operates two facilities powered by the sun in Jasper County, S.C.
Edison International and Southern California Edison said Carey A. Smith has been elected to the board of directors of each company, effective Oct. 24.
PacifiCorp has announced plans to add several thousand megawatts of renewable solar and wind energy, along with new battery storage and a transmission line to facilitate the delivery of those resources
Liccardo has drafted a memo to San Jose's rules committee to explore the creation of a city-owned utility similar to the ones that serve other California cities such as Palo Alto and Santa Clara.
This appointment follows the retirement of Anne Pramaggiore, senior executive vice president and CEO of Exelon Utilities, which is also effective immediately.
The CPUC is holding an emergency meeting Thursday, and is requiring members of PG&E's board, C-suite and vice presidents to attend