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No Blackouts Monday, But Heat Wave Still Threatens California Power Grid

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s power grid operators are keeping an eye on the thermometer Tuesday after avoiding highly anticipated rolling blackouts a day earlier as an ongoing heat wave stresses the electrical system. The California Independent System Operator warned Monday that as many as 3.3 million homes and businesses would...

1 Million California Homes, Businesses Could Lose Power As Electricity Demand Rises

Up to 1 million homes and businesses across California are expected to lose power Monday evening as part of rolling blackouts to ease pressure on the state's electric grid as a dayslong heat wave engulfing the West Coast creates an energy shortage. The California Independent System Operator said utility companies...

Judge Proposes Ordering PG&E to Shut Off Power for Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO — To prevent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should re-inspect its entire electric grid and cut off power during certain wind conditions regardless of the inconvenience to customers or loss of profit, a U.S. judge proposed Wednesday. Judge William Alsup said in a court order his goal...