The hike takes effect March 1 and is expected to boost the bills of PG&E's residential customers by an average of $13.44 a month
Hundreds of thousands of customers are without power in northern and central California Monday after the nation's largest utility conducted its largest shutoff of the year to prevent wildfires.
The nation's largest utility will cut power to hundreds of thousands of customers Sunday as California faces its most dangerous winds of the year in a state that's already endured the worst wildfire season in history.
Tens of thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers in North California may have their power out until Friday after the utility said it was cutting power due to high winds raising the risk of wildfires.
Tens of thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric customers in Northern California could lose their power as early as Wednesday night, one week after planned outages rippled through the region.
It has been a disastrous wildfire season in California, with more than 8,500 blazes burning more than 6,400 square miles (16,000 square kilometers) since the start of the year.
A return of bone-dry humidity and gusty winds Wednesday in Northern Calfornia during the peak of wildfire season is expected to result in power outages for tens of thousands of customers that could last until Friday.
The nation's largest utility warned customers on Monday it may have to cut power to portions of 21 counties in Northern California due to the region expected to see strong winds and high temperatures that may lead to wildfires.
The nation's largest utility said Sunday it may need to cut power in parts of Northern California this week due to increasing wildfire risk as its equipment is being investigated for possible links to another blaze.
Another round of broiling heat across much of California on Thursday has spurred the state's power grid operator to ask residents to conserve electricity to avoid rolling blackouts.
Tens of thousands of residents in Northern California have had their power temporarily shut off as the state faces extreme fire weather conditions that also threaten outages for the southern part of the state.
Tens of thousands of residents in Northern California will have their power temporarily shut off starting Sunday as the state's largest utility tries to prevent wildfires from being sparked by electrical equipment.
Tens of thousands of customers remained without power Wednesday in Northern California as after blackouts were imposed to prevent sparking wildfires, but the state's largest utility says it's executing "smarter" plans to lessen the pain.
As dry, gusty winds bear down on Northern California on Tuesday as a record-breaking heatwave continues, the state's largest utility has imposed blackouts for tens of thousands to try to prevent its power lines and equipment from sparking new wildfires.
As the state of California enters its sixth day of a record heatwave, Pacific Gas and Electric Compay (PG&E) is encouraging its customers to conserve electricity as current energy supply forecasts indicate the potential for rotating power outages Wednesday.
PG&E will not be able to inform customers in advance of the shut-offs that could occur anywhere within the company's service area
Embattled California utility PG&E and Tesla broke ground in Monterey County, California, last week.
This marks the end to a long-drawn restructuring process which began after its equipment sparked some of the deadliest wildfires in California
The company said that it expects to emerge from bankruptcy in July.
Pacific Gas & Electric on Thursday was fined $4 million for the deaths of 84 people killed in a nightmarish Northern California wildfire ignited by its long-neglected electrical grid. The sentencing comes as the nation's largest utility prepares to end a 17-month bankruptcy proceeding triggered by the catastrophe.