PG&E Plans to Cut Off Power to 50,000 in California

Pacific Gas and Electric said power would begin to be shut off Wednesday evening and might return Friday night.

#california, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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Citing Risk of Wildfires, Utility Plans to Cut Off Power to 50,000 in California

Pacific Gas and Electric said power would begin to be shut off Wednesday evening and might return Friday night.

#california, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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Climate Change and Poor Planning Blamed for California Blackouts

Grid managers ordered rolling blackouts across the state during a heat wave in August for the first time in two decades.

#california, #electric-light-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts

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Its Electric Grid Under Strain, California Turns to Batteries

When demand exceeded supply in a recent heat wave, electricity stored at businesses and even homes was called into service. With proper management, batteries could have made up for an offline gas plant.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #california, #california-independent-system-operator, #california-public-utilities-commission, #electric-light-and-power, #natural-gas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #solar-energy, #wind-power

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Trump Visits Storm-Ravaged Lake Charles, a Louisiana City Still Without Power

President Trump met with state and local officials in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura devastated the region. Many people still have no electricity or running water.

#carbon-monoxide, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #trump-donald-j

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Poor Planning Left California Short of Electricity in a Heat Wave

Scores of power plants were down or operating below their capacity just as hot weather drove up demand.

#california, #california-independent-system-operator, #california-public-utilities-commission, #diablo-canyon-power-plant-calif, #electric-light-and-power, #ivanpah-solar-electric-generating-system, #newsom-gavin, #nuclear-energy, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shutdowns-institutional, #wildfires

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California Fires Live Updates: Blazes Threaten 25,000 Structures

Fast-moving fires are spreading across Northern California, with wind-whipped flames sending people out of their homes.

#california, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #vacaville-calif, #wildfires

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California Endures Fires, Blackouts, a Heat Wave and a Pandemic

The nation’s most-populated state is facing multiple crises, including 23 major wildfires raging while the daily death toll from the coronavirus is above 100.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #lightning, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #vacaville-calif, #wildfires

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Internet and Power Outage? It’s Storm Season

Bad weather and blackouts now destroy our ability to work, see family and friends, buy things and generally pretend that 2020 is normal.

#computer-network-outages, #computers-and-the-internet, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #quarantines, #your-feed-selfcare

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Reeling From a Storm, Iowans Worry They Have Been Forgotten

In Cedar Rapids, where President Trump stopped briefly on Tuesday, thousands of people are unable to return to their homes after devastating winds tore through the state.

#cedar-rapids-iowa, #disasters-and-emergencies, #iowa, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #trump-donald-j, #wind

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California Expresses Frustration as Blackouts Enter 4th Day

The agency that manages the state’s electric grid says rolling blackouts are needed to balance supply and demand. But the governor said regulators were not prepared.

#california, #california-independent-system-operator, #electric-light-and-power, #federal-energy-regulatory-commission, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Rolling Blackouts in California Have Power Experts Stumped

Managers of the electric system argue that a lack of power prompted the decision to enact blackouts, though demand this weekend fell short of the state’s peak years.

#california, #california-public-utilities-commission, #electric-light-and-power, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #san-diego-gaselectric, #southern-california-edison-sce, #weather, #wildfires

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Lights Dim and Worries Mount as a Heat Wave Roasts California

Overwhelmed by demand, California’s power grid imposed rotating blackouts, while the coronavirus crisis created a dilemma for those who were unable to stay cool at home.

#air-conditioning, #arizona, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #los-angeles-calif, #maricopa-county-ariz, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather

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In Derecho’s Wake, More Than 250,000 in Midwest Struggle Without Power

Residents in Iowa, Illinois and surrounding states were still without electricity days after Monday’s storms brought hurricane-force winds.

#agriculture-and-farming, #derecho-storm, #grain, #illinois, #iowa, #midwestern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #social-media, #weather

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Excited Again About a Woman on the Ticket

A former secretary of the Democratic National Committee recalls the first woman on a major-party ticket in 1984 and feels the same enthusiasm today. Also: Power outages; gaining weight.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #ferraro-geraldine-a, #harris-kamala-d, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #weight

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Unusual ‘Derecho’ Storms Rip Through Midwest

The powerful storms, which covered hundreds of miles, brought winds exceeding 100 miles per hour to Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana.

#chicago-ill, #des-moines-iowa, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #illinois, #lake-michigan, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather

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Almost 150,000 Still Without Power One Week After Hurricane Isaias

For residents of Connecticut and New York who are still without power, frustration with utility companies grew as temperatures rose.

#bethel-conn, #connecticut, #consolidated-edison-inc, #cuomo-andrew-m, #danbury-conn, #electric-light-and-power, #new-york-state, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather

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Power Outages Hit Manhattan and Queens

About 180,000 customers lost electricity in an outage that Con Edison said was caused by issues with its “transmission system.”

#consolidated-edison-inc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #quarantines, #queens-nyc, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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Outages Pile on Misery for 1.6 Million Coping With Pandemic

Officials said the power losses could last several days, as the disaster shaped up to be the worst to hit the region since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

#connecticut, #consolidated-edison-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #lamont-ned, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #public-service-electric-and-gas-co, #shutdowns-institutional

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After Isaias, When Will Power Be Back?

Tropical Storm Isaias tore across the region on Tuesday. Two days later, many households and businesses are still without power.

#consolidated-edison-inc, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hamilton-play, #miranda-lin-manuel, #new-york-city, #paulson-michael, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #theater, #weather

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After Isaias, 2.5 Million Still Without Power in N.Y., N.J. and Connecticut

Utilities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut raced to restore power, but officials said it might take several days, in some cases.

#consolidated-edison-inc, #long-island-rail-road-co, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #trees-and-shrubs, #weather

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On a Hot Day, 96,000 New Yorkers Are Asked to Conserve Power

Over the past month, New Yorkers have been urged to limit air-conditioning use in an effort to prevent blackouts and brownouts. 

#air-conditioning, #consolidated-edison-inc, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather

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Southern Iraq’s Toxic Twilight

Burning Gas and Poisoning the Air

#accidents-and-safety, #basra-iraq, #cancer, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #iraq, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #power-failures-and-blackouts

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Hurricane Season Collides With the Coronavirus

This year Floridians will have to weigh what is more dangerous — a storm or the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #quarantines, #stockpiling

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Dozens Are Killed as Tornadoes and Severe Weather Strike Southern States

The storm carved a destructive path across six states on Sunday and Monday, causing widespread damage and cutting power to tens of thousands of customers.

#arkansas, #georgia, #north-carolina, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #south-carolina, #southern-states-us, #tornadoes, #weather

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