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.
State energy officials Friday warned the statewide drought and continued threat of wildfires could pose challenges to power supplies in coming weeks.
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.
Natural gas prices and a new rate design structure were among the factors cited to explain why SoCal Edison is raising electricity rates.
The company says 4,975 customers lost power Saturday evening just after 5:40 p.m.
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.
Strong wind gusts left thousands of Southland residents without power Wednesday, officials said.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has resumed shutting off electricity to at least some delinquent customers, according to reports Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities say electricity has been fully restored to Southern California Edison (SCE) customers impacted by an underground vault explosion in Irvine.
A driver was shaken and rattled but uninjured Saturday afternoon following an explosion in an underground vault in Irvine.
A South Bay lawmaker Tuesday sought to revive efforts to impose penalties on utility companies that have frequent outages in the same area.
Metro officials say service on the Blue Line is halted indefinitely following a power outage Sunday.