June 11, 1991
Alpharel Inc. said it was selected by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to implement a pilot document imaging system at the utility's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant near San Luis Obispo. The system will provide quick access to documents that are important to maintaining electrical, mechanical and control systems at the plant, Alpharel said. Alpharel, a Camarillo-based producer of document management systems, did not disclose financial details about the pilot program.
November 23, 1992 |
Electricity was restored early Sunday to about 25,000 San Francisco households that lost power when a fire broke out in a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. substation. The Saturday afternoon fire knocked out power in parts of the Richmond, Haight-Ashbury, Pacific Heights and Hayes Valley districts. Electricity was turned back on gradually with power restored to all customers by 2:40 a.m., PG & E said.
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April 9, 2003 |
The giant California condors that soar above the Big Sur wilderness have new protection from deadly power lines. A power line in Anderson Canyon where a newly released condor was electrocuted in December has been condor-proofed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., at a cost of about $100,000. PG&E workers replaced bare electrical wire with insulated wire, then wrapped the wires with spiral-shaped "bird diverters" to make them more visible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2001 |
The California attorney general has filed more than $1 billion in Bankruptcy Court claims against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on behalf of a dozen-plus state agencies. The claims include $258.7 million in energy-related costs incurred by the state Department of Water Resources, which has been purchasing power for PG&E customers since mid-January. The state earlier filed a $179-million claim for the water department's power purchases from April 6, when PG&E filed for bankruptcy, to May 31.
May 29, 1999 |
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will pay $440,000 to operators of an electric grid system to settle charges connected with the massive power failure that blacked out San Francisco Dec. 8. The board of the quasi-public Independent System Operator approved the settlement on Thursday. The money will go to the operator's budget and will help fund studies to devise improvements to the high-voltage system serving the San Francisco area and San Diego, which have with transmission problems.
November 2, 2005 |
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it would study laying an undersea transmission cable to carry electricity from the Pacific Northwest to the San Francisco area. Pacific Gas & Electric, a unit of San Francisco-based PG&E Corp., said it would work with Sea Breeze West Coast Cable, a joint venture between Sea Breeze Power Corp. of Canada and Maine-based Boundless Energy NW Inc. If the project goes ahead, the cable would run 650 miles from a power substation near Portland, Ore.
November 27, 1989 |
A $49-million cogeneration plant in a western Kern County oil field will provide steam for enhanced oil recovery and electricity for sale to Pacific Gas & Electric Co., officials said. Conversion Industries USA Inc. and Energy Reserve Inc. announced that they have all the permits necessary to build the 20.5-megawatt plant in the Chico Martinez Oil Field.
October 4, 2007 |
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it would give away 1 million energy-saving light bulbs this month in what it is calling the largest one-month promotion of compact fluorescent light bulbs. The bulbs cost more than standard incandescent light bulbs but use about 75% less energy and are said to last as much as 10 times longer. The utility said its giveaway could save 400,000 megawatt-hours of power use and prevent emission of 200,000 tons of greenhouse gases.