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Pacific Gas and Electric Company: American utility company
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is an American investor-owned utility (IOU) with publicly traded stock that is headquartered in the Pacific Gas & Electric Building in San Francisco, California, United States. PG&E provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California, from Bakersfield and to the north side of the County of Santa Barbara to near the Oregon State Line and Nevada and Arizona State Line, which represents 5.2 million households. PG&E is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission. It is the leading subsidiary of the holding company PG&E Corporation, which has a market capitalization of $3.242 billion as of January 16, 2019. It was founded by George H. Roe after California's Gold Rush and by 1984 was the United States' "largest electric utility business". PG&E is one of four regulated, investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in California; the other three are PacifiCorp's Pacific Power, Southern California Edison and Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas & Electric.


PG&E CEO claims blackouts could continue for 10 years, angering regulators

Santa Ana winds are picking up in Southern California, raising new concerns of wildfires. On Saturday, utility companies again warned of mass power shutoffs. The blackouts are designed to prevent fires..
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PG&E to shut power amid California wildfires

California's largest utility, PG&E, announced Saturday it will shut off power to 940,000 homes and businesses in 36 counties in an effort to prevent more wildfires from sparking. Two major fires are..
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Videos for Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Californians Endure Fires And Power Outages, All Caused By The Same Company [Video]Californians Endure Fires And Power Outages, All Caused By The Same Company

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines have caused numerous wildfires over the past six years. Over 1,500 California wildfires to be exact, including the deadliest blaze in the state's history. Many..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Ferocious CA fires prompt statewide emergency [Video]Ferocious CA fires prompt statewide emergency

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Sunday as high winds and low humidity continue to fan devastating wildfires. Lisa Bernhard reports.

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Residents watch as homes burn in California [Video]Residents watch as homes burn in California

One Canyon Country resident describes the feeling of knowing her mother's ashes are being consumed by the Tick wildfire. She's one of thousands of residents across California who are losing their homes..

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As fires burn, thousands in California without power [Video]As fires burn, thousands in California without power

Thousands of homes and businesses in California were in the dark, Thursday, as Pacific Gas & Electric turned off power in over a dozen counties as a preventive measure against wildfires. PG&E said..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Massive CA wildfire 'zero percent contained' [Video]Massive CA wildfire 'zero percent contained'

The ferocious Saddleridge fire is ripping through the Los Angeles area, with dry conditions and high winds making the massive flames difficult to contain. Lisa Bernhard reports.

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Wildfires erupt in Southern California [Video]Wildfires erupt in Southern California

Firefighters are battling multiple blazes across California, including a ferocious blaze in Riverside County, as the state comes under a red flag fire alert. Sareena Dayaram reports

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Californians Fume As High Winds Force Power Shutoffs [Video]Californians Fume As High Winds Force Power Shutoffs

Reuters reports over half a million homes were left without power across Northern California on Thursday. Pacific Gas and Electric Co imposed shutoffs as gale-force winds and dry weather posed a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Brush fire threatens transmission lines in California [Video]Brush fire threatens transmission lines in California

A brush fire ignited in the San Bruno mountain ridge just south of San Francisco, threatening transmission lines in an area already affected by planned power outages aimed at reducting wildfires risks...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

California power cuts leave millions in the dark [Video]California power cuts leave millions in the dark

More than half a million California homes and workplaces had no electricity Wednesday after pre-cautionary power cuts to avoid wildfires. Sareena Dayaram reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

California Power Cutoff Begins As Risk For Wildfire Grows [Video]California Power Cutoff Begins As Risk For Wildfire Grows

Hundreds of thousands of California homes and businesses started to lose electric power early Wednesday. The planned cutoffs are part of an unprecedented effort by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

California power cutoff begins [Video]California power cutoff begins

Hundreds of thousands of California homes and businesses started to lose electric power early Wednesday as part of an unprecedented effort by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to prevent wildfires, the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

PG&E may cut power in California due to wildfire risk [Video]PG&E may cut power in California due to wildfire risk

PG&E warned it may cut off power across 30 California counties starting Wednesday in an effort to prevent wildfires amidst windy and dry weather. Yahaira Jacquez has more.

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California Mayors Back Plan to Make PG&E a Cooperative

In a letter to state regulators, the local leaders proposed using their collective resources to take over the utility, now in bankruptcy.
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California Governor to convene meet of PG&E shareholders, executives next week

California Governor Gavin Newsom said he will convene a meeting of Pacific Gas and Electric Co executives, shareholders, wildfire victims, and PG&E's other creditors in Sacramento next week to speed up..
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California Governor Moves to Reshape PG&E After Fires and Blackouts

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the company, in bankruptcy over wildfire liabilities, had “failed to prioritize public safety.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Scope of PG&E's blackouts amid wildfires astonishing

The largest power provider in the country, California's Pacific Gas and Electric, is under intense scrutiny for its part in numerous fires. Last year's devastating Paradise Fire was blamed on the..
CBS News - Published

PG&E and Southern California Edison have turned off power to minimize fires. It hasn't worked. What will?

Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison have cut off power to minimize wildfire risk. Yet the wildfires haven't stopped. What now?
USATODAY.com - Published

Calif. power cuts leave elderly, disabled in dark

Elderly and disabled residents at a low-income apartment complex for seniors say they were left to fend for themselves for two days when PG&E cut power to vast swathes of Northern California to prevent..
USATODAY.com - Published

How Much Will the PG&E Blackouts Cost? Ask a Shop Owner

Thursday: As new fires sparked and blackouts continued, some businesses started to take stock of the damage.
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Can PG&E Survive the California Wildfires?

Hedge funds, fire victims and public officials all have a stake in what becomes of the giant utility, now in bankruptcy. And Warren Buffett’s name is being invoked.
NYTimes.com - Published

California accuses PG&E of mishandling power outages amid wildfires

Crews battling the Kincade Fire in Northern California wine country fear more heavy wind could bring new life to the massive wildfire. It has burned an area more than twice the size of San Francisco..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: California launches investigation into PG&E

California's largest utility PG&E now says two fires that broke out Sunday less than 20 miles northeast of San Francisco may have been caused by its own electrical malfunctions. Also, a decorated army..
CBS News - Published

'No end in sight': California preps for another round of Santa Ana winds as Kincade, Getty fires continue assault

With an especially fierce round of Santa Ana winds on the way, PG&E is shutting off power for about 605,000 customers in 29 California counties.
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Thousands missing out on compensation for California fires

Less than half of last year's victims have filed clams with PG&E -- "heartbreaking" and "unacceptable," a federal judge says
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California utility PG&E's stock tumbles as wildfire spreads

Shares of bankrupt California power utility PG&E Corp extended losses on Monday as investors worried that its equipment might be responsible for wildfires spreading in northern California.
Reuters - Published

Why San Jose’s Mayor Wants Customers to Own PG&E

Monday: ‘Dramatic measures are needed,’ he said. Also: Updates on the Kincade Fire and widespread blackouts.
NYTimes.com - Published

10/26: CBS Evening News

PG&E to shut power amid California wildfires; Catholic bishops in Amazon propose ordination of married deacons.
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Northern California braces for ferocious winds and more power outages that may affect 1 million

Ferocious winds Saturday could result in more power outages for nearly 1 million PG&E customers near San Francisco. The move is to prevent wildfires.
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Kincade Fire in Sonoma County Threatens to Grow as Winds Pick Up

With winds forecast to reach 80 miles per hour on Saturday night, PG&E may shut off power for 850,000 customers.
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A broken PG&E wire was found near where the Kincade Fire started, California utility says

While the cause of the Kincade Fire is under investigation, PG&E says there was a faulty wire on a transmission tower near the blaze near Geyserville
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Shares of California power utilities slump as wildfires rage

Shares of California power utilities tumbled on Friday, with already bankrupt PG&E Corp losing a quarter of its value, on concerns their equipment may have set off fast-moving wildfires across the..
Reuters - Published

A Twin Threat as Fires Burn Across California

Friday: PG&E warns of more power outages as hot, windy conditions continue into the weekend. Also: Representative Katie Hill threatens legal action.
NYTimes.com - Published

California wine country fire began near damaged PG&E tower, 2,000 flee

A wind-driven wildfire that forced some 2,000 people to flee homes in Northern California's wine country on Thursday erupted near the base of a damaged high-voltage transmission tower owned by Pacific..
Reuters - Published

PG&E transmission tower broke near origin of Kincade fire - paper

A PG&E Corp power transmission tower broke near the origin point of the Kincade fire raging in Sonoma County, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

More than half a million Californian customers may face power outages

More than half a million homes and businesses in California could lose power this week as utilities including Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison cut off electricity as a preventive..
Reuters - Published

Thousands hit by PG&E's latest power cutoffs, more planned

Thousands of homes and businesses in California were in the dark on Wednesday as Pacific Gas & Electric turned off power in parts of 15 counties as a preventive measure against wildfires.
Reuters - Published

Blackouts return: PG&E begins to cut off power to 450,000 Californians to avoid igniting wildfires

In its second round of power outages, California utility PG&E will shut off electricity to nearly 180,000 customers, affecting about 450,000 people.
USATODAY.com - Published

Power cut to hundreds of thousands in California to prevent wildfires

An unprecedented safety shutoff has cut power to nearly a million people in California. Pacific Gas and Electric says it is trying to prevent wildfires. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
CBS News - Published

California wildfires: Backlash as PG&E cuts power to 700,000

At least half a dozen wildfires are burning across California. Forecasters say high winds and low humidity are increasing the risk. Those conditions prompted the state's largest power utility, PG&E, to..
CBS News - Published

California braces for another round of power outages

Pacific Gas & Electric Company said​ it would begin precautionary power shutoffs​ Wednesday afternoon to nearly 180,000 homes and businesses
CBS News - Published

PG&E Will Shut Off Power to 179,000 Customers

The California utility, criticized for a botched execution of blackouts two weeks ago, said it was acting to prevent wildfires caused by its equipment.
NYTimes.com - Published

Thousands could be affected by PG&E's latest planned power cutoffs

People in more than 180,000 homes and businesses in California could find themselves in the dark as Pacific Gas & Electric again plans to shut off power in parts of 17 counties for up to two days, as a..
Reuters - Published

Introducing New California Real Estate Coverage

Tuesday: See homes in Sea Ranch, Pasadena and Palm Springs. Also: PG&E says it’s weighing another power shut-off, and exploring East L.A.’s underground scenes.
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A new round of PG&E power outages could put 500,000 Californians in the dark for days

California's largest utility says it could shut off power to 500,000 people this week as wildfires again threaten to bring havoc to 15 counties.
USATODAY.com - Published

PG&E warns new power outage may impact 200,000 customers

The warning comes less than two weeks after the utility blacked out much of Northern California
CBS News - Published

San Jose to propose turning PG&E into giant customer-owned utility: WSJ

San Jose, California's third-biggest city, is proposing to convert PG&E Corp into the country's largest customer-owned utility, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing the city's mayor.
Reuters - Published

A Leader of Farmworkers, and Filipinos’ Place in American History

Monday: Shedding light on Larry Itliong. Also: The benefits of immigrants to cities, and withering criticism of PG&E.
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PG&E plans more power cutoffs, warns of severe weather this week

PG&E Corp said it was considering more power cutoffs, which would be much smaller than the recent outage, as the bankrupt California power producer warned about severe weather risks later this week.
Reuters - Published

PG&E CEO says California blackouts could last another decade

"Let me assure you, we do not like to turn off the power," CEO Bill Johnson said
CBS News - Published

70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

They face a Monday deadline to file claims against Pacific Gas & Electric
CBS News - Published

California utility sees decade of power cuts to avoid wildfires

Northern Californians can expect widespread power cuts aimed at preventing wildfires for a decade while Pacific Gas & Electric upgrades wires systems, cuts back trees and takes other safety measures,..
Reuters - Published

Calif. utility bosses grilled over power outages

Appearing before an emergency meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission, Pacific Gas and Electric executives defended their decision to shut off power earlier this month to two million..
USATODAY.com - Published

PG&E Chief Says Blackout ‘Cannot Become the Status Quo’

The head of California’s biggest utility, under fire over the company’s handling of a pre-emptive power shut-off, will face questioning from state regulators.
NYTimes.com - Published

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