Power outages

California lawmakers eye back-up power for cellphone towers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lo...
20:19 8 January 2022

5.8-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damaging homes

GUÁNICA, Puerto Rico — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely crack...
15:36 6 January 2022

PG&E boss says it wasn’t fully ready for California outages

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The head of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. told angry California lawmakers Monday that the nation’s largest electric utility wa...
0:49 19 November 2021

California businesses at risk amid fires, power outages

NEW YORK — The California wildfires are taking a toll on small businesses, including those that are miles away and safe from the flames. Smoke, ash an...
15:50 14 November 2021

California regulators order inquiry into power outages

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators opened a formal investigation Wednesday into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state...
20:34 13 November 2021

Anger grows as utility struggles to get its blackouts right

SAN FRANCISCO — As Pacific Gas & Electric deliberately shut off power to homes and businesses to prevent wildfires, it has failed to communicate w...
22:58 30 October 2021

The Latest: California winds may have claimed 3 lives

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The Latest on planned power outages to prevent California wildfires (all times local):
5:15 30 October 2021

New evacuations, power outages near California wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO — New evacuations were ordered Saturday for at least 50,000 people near a huge wildfire and millions of Californians will have their pow...
18:41 26 October 2021

Firefighters race to control blazes before winds roar back

LOS ANGELES — Howling winds that fueled destructive wildfires across California began to die down Friday, but residents in the northern part of the st...
22:47 25 October 2021