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Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County. (Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Regulators Affirm Quake Safety For Last Operating Nuclear Plant In Calif.

Federal regulators say the nuclear power plant near San Luis Obispo is safe to continue operating.

09/11/2014

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Fire At Edison Substation Knocks Out Power For Thousands In Irvine

SKY9’s Stu Mundel reports 26,000 were initially reported to have lost power, however that number had lowered to about 8,600 by 10 p.m.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/24/2014

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Mix Of Summer Season, Wildfires, Drought May Push Power Grid Limits

State energy officials Friday warned the statewide drought and continued threat of wildfires could pose challenges to power supplies in coming weeks.

06/27/2014

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Man In Need Of Artificial Heart Machine Says DWP Threatening To Shut Off Power To Home

A West Hills man who needs an artificial heart machine to stay alive said that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is threatening to shut off the power to his home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/26/2014

The Edison Co. Generating Plant in Long Beach (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Edison Cites Natural Gas Prices, Design Changes For Higher Residential Rates

Natural gas prices and a new rate design structure were among the factors cited to explain why SoCal Edison is raising electricity rates.

06/18/2014

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Power Outage Affects Nearly 5,000 Customers In Santa Clarita

The company says 4,975 customers lost power Saturday evening just after 5:40 p.m.

05/17/2014

Officials with Anaheim Fire & Rescue responded to the fire at the 91 Freeway and East Street.
(Photo courtesy Anaheim Fire & Rescue Dept.)

91 Freeway Reopened After Power Lines Downed In Anaheim Brush Fire

A brush fire Wednesday that involved downed power lines forced the shutdown of the Riverside (91) Freeway in both directions at Raymond Avenue, authorities said.

05/14/2014

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Thousands Hit By Power Outages Due To Strong Wind Gusts In SoCal

Strong wind gusts left thousands of Southland residents without power Wednesday, officials said.

04/30/2014

electric utility service

DWP Resumes Power Shutoffs For Delinquent Business Customers

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has resumed shutting off electricity to at least some delinquent customers, according to reports Thursday.

04/17/2014

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$24.5M Penalty Proposed For Edison Over 2011 Windstorm

One of California’s largest utilities has agreed to pay a $24.5 million penalty for safety violations uncovered after a 2011 windstorm left more than 400,000 customers without lights and a power-line failure electrocuted three family members, state regulators announced Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2014

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6 Cited In 2011 Southern California Blackout

Federal regulators have told six utilities and grid operators that they violated reliability standards during a 2011 blackout that left millions without power in Southern California and Mexico.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/05/2014

airport runway

Downed Power Pole Cuts Power To 2,400 LADWP Customers, Section Of LAX

A car knocked down a power pole near Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday morning, cutting power to a portion of the airport, but it did not affect any flights, authorities said.

12/10/2013

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Power Restored To All SCE Customers After Irvine Blast

Authorities say electricity has been fully restored to Southern California Edison (SCE) customers impacted by an underground vault explosion in Irvine.

11/24/2013

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Driver Rattled, Thousands Lose Power After Underground Electrical Vault Explodes In Irvine

A driver was shaken and rattled but uninjured Saturday afternoon following an explosion in an underground vault in Irvine.

11/23/2013

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South Bay Outage May Revive Proposed Penalties For Utilities

A South Bay lawmaker Tuesday sought to revive efforts to impose penalties on utility companies that have frequent outages in the same area.

09/17/2013

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