Power

SoCal Edison
Rebekah Sager
October 28, 2019 - 7:07 am
With winds and dry conditions still posing a big fire-danger all across Southern California, SoCal Edison has now cut power to almost 16,000 customers to prevent downed electric lines from sparking new fires. SoCal is equally considering doing the same thing to more than 350,000 customers across...
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KNX 1070
Ameera Butt
October 25, 2019 - 8:46 am
Southern California Edison is continuing its power shutoffs, both current and under consideration, on Friday. That's amid gusty Santa Ana winds and to decrease the risk of wildfires or brushfires popping up across Southern California. Currently, there is one giant fire, t he Tick Fire , raging in...
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AP
AP News
October 23, 2019 - 10:37 am
Pacific Gas & Electric Company says it is proceeding with planned power shutoffs that will affect nearly 180,000 customers throughout portions of Northern California. The utility says the shutoffs affecting about 450,000 people are expected to begin around 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Sierra...
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CNS News
October 11, 2019 - 10:55 am
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - With Santa Ana winds continuing to blast the Southland, a red flag warning of critical fire danger was extended into the weekend today for much of the region, with forecasters warning of continued dry weather exacerbating conditions in the already fire-plagued area. The red flag...
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AP
AP News
September 24, 2019 - 7:03 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest utility cut power to 24,000 northern customers Monday evening as fall brings back dangerous weather conditions and the company tries to head off wildfires sparked by electrical equipment. The utility shut down power to areas of Butte, Nevada and Yuba...
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AP
AP News
September 08, 2019 - 8:13 am
TORONTO (AP) — The storm that has already walloped the Virgin Islands, Bahamas and North Carolina brought hurricane-force winds to far-eastern Canada on Sunday, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people. Dorian hit near the city of Halifax Saturday afternoon, ripping roofs off apartment...
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AP
June 19, 2019 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution. Environmental Protection Agency...
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Desmond Shaw/KNX 1070
July 12, 2018 - 8:13 am
(KNX 1070) - DWP crews are busy repairing equipment following power outages that impacted thousands of customers earlier Thursday. There were outages in Bel Air, Koreatown, Westlake and Windsor Square. DWP says the outage in Windsor Square is because of overloaded circuits from last weekend's heat...
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Jon Baird
July 09, 2018 - 8:59 am
(KNX 1070) - Record-breaking heat led to tens of thousands of DWP customers losing power. Many are asking why. Marty Adams is the DWP's chief operating officer, he says the outages were largely the result of over-loaded power stations and aging equipment that couldn't keep up with demand. Ratepayer...
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