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News Release

PG&E to hold webinars on wildfire prevention and its regional service model

PG&E changes policy to provide PSPS notifications via call, text and/or email 24/7.

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News Release

PG&E to offer $3,000 grants for independent restaurants

Grant recipients can use the money for equipment upgrades to alleviate deferred maintenance and for employee retention to help with industry-wide staffing challenges.

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News Release

PG&E expands powerline safety settings

Settings automatically turn off power within one-tenth of a second when a hazard on powerline is detected.

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News Release

PG&E customers to receive up to $87.13 in credits

Customers do not need to do anything to receive the credit.

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News

PG&E to bury 10,000 miles of wires

The utility company estimates that it costs $3.75 million per mile, but that it expects to reduce it by roughly 33% over the next five years through economies of scale.

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News Release

PG&E warns customers of potential utility payment scams

About 20 scam attempts have been reported in Hollister in the past three months.

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News Release

Potential power shutoff in San Benito County next week

Possible shutoffs on Oct. 11 and 12.

PG&E crews were still working along Sunnyslope Road the morning after the Sept. 27 crash disrupted power to over 800 homes. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Car crash on Sunnyslope Road causes power outage to 834 residents

The accident location is the same where a pedestrian was killed on June 20.

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Column

COLUMN: Going green is all the rage but the California Public Utilities Commission is fighting us

George Fendler writes about producing his own electricity.

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News

PG&E gives update on suspected gas leaks in Hollister

Crews determined odor was caused by excess odorant in a gas line that serves the area. PG&E will be removing the excess odorant on Jan. 22 by releasing a small amount of gas in a controlled burn at the Moss Landing Power Plant.

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News

Power outages affecting Hollister residents

Affected areas experiencing up to 18 hours without power.

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Community Opinions

COLUMN: A plan to end the effects of Public Safety Power Shutoffs

San Benito County District 2 Supervisor candidate John Freeman writes about a plan to build resiliency into the electrical grid.

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News

Power shutoffs to hit San Benito County

Around 1,200 residents will be without power from around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 until around 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28.