Customers increased reliance on home utility services has caused a rise in scammers preying on them and in increasingly nefarious ways, according to California’s investor-owned utilities and public utilities.
Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison customers were cheated out of more than $1 million recently. San Diego Gas & Electric customers lost half […]
The powerful storm that dumped unprecedented rainfall in parched Northern and Central California, particularly the Bay Area, led to 851,000 Pacific Gas & Electric customers losing power. As the storm moved south, customers in Fresno, Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties suffered outages.
California has mandated its state power providers reach 60% renewables by 2030, but the Sacramento Municipal Utility District plans to supply 100% clean energy by the start of the next decade. That puts it ahead of virtually all other utilities, according to SMUD’s March 2021 Zero Carbon report.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced May 10 that $2 billion in relief will be distributed among Californians having difficulty paying their electricity, gas, and water bills–an estimated 800,000 customers. A moratorium on utility disconnections for failure to pay is set to expire next month, but many residents continue to struggle financially largely because […]
California’s heat wave-induced blackouts came during evening peak demand spikes. If California fails to manage electric vehicle charging it could make those spikes a lot more common, according to new research.