Southern California Edison
The anger of some Southern California Edison ratepayers about the deal that led to them being stuck with a $3.3 billion bill, 70 percent of what it will cost to shut down the defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Clemente, may have sparked an investigation that now appears to be heating up.
A power outage left more than 2,000 Southern California Edison customers In Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach in the dark on Sunday evening, according to police and the utility company.
The cleanup for a Fontana neighborhood where winds sending trees toppling into power lines, leaving more than a thousand people without power all day Saturday, was in full swing on Sunday afternoon.
About 1,500 Southern California Edison customers in Fontana have been without electricity since the pre-dawn hours on Saturday, after gusty winds pushed a tree onto two power poles, disrupting service.
Tens of thousands of Southern California Edison customers spent much of Monday electricity across the city of San Bernardino.
A power outage Monday caused several traffic signals to fail in Alhambra, according to police.
Consumers will pay about $3.3 billion and shareholders will pay about $1.4 billion under a settlement approved Thursday on costs stemming from the premature closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
The power company blacked out 2,486 addresses in the vicinity of Ramsdell Drive, east of Heacock Street, and 1,653 addresses in an area south of Black Walnut Street at the Moreno Valley Unified School District.
Residents in Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, along with campers at nearby state parks, heard what could be the final test of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s warning system.
A federal inspector says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission missed opportunities to spot potential trouble with an equipment swap that led to the installation of faulty machinery in a Southland nuclear plant.
This week’s heat wave just got hotter after power was knocked out to thousands of customers throughout Los Angeles County.
It did not take long for the heat to return on Sunday. In some areas, it never really went away.
A cracked wooden power pole that eventually fell into the road led authorities to close Pacific Coast Highway just west of Pepperdine University on Saturday morning, snarling traffic for much of the day.
Authorities on Saturday continued to work on a power pole that was knocked down by an alleged hit-and-run driver in Malibu.
The California Public Utilities Commission finalized $24.5 million in penalties Thursday against Southern California Edison for extended outages caused by a 2011 windstorm that left almost 400,000 customers without power, and for a separate case in which three people were electrocuted.