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.
Some Southern California residents are outraged by a state bill that would allow three utility companies to charge customers up to $10 a month to cope with the loss of revenue due to the popularity of solar panels.
A series of lightning strikes early Monday were behind several small fires and a power outage that affected over 1,400 homes in the Inland Empire, officials said.
Lawmakers in Sacramento are deciding who will pay for the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power station in San Clemente.
San Diego Gas & Electric on Friday restored power to all 123,000 customers hit by an overnight outage in San Diego and Orange counties when two transmission lines tripped offline simultaneously near the Marine Corps base.
It could be a long, hot summer for Orange County residents and businesses who may face power shortages following the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
California is now the largest producer of solar power in the nation.
Thousands of Southern California Edison (SCE) customers were temporarily without power Monday.
The agency that coordinates the state’s electricity supply said Tuesday that California should have adequate amounts of power on hand this summer.