Articles Tagged With ‘Energy Supply’

California power grid survives heat wave

The California power grid made it through the first heat wave of 2013  minus the San Onofre nuclear plant and another reactor at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant without much trouble. [Reuters] Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s Unit 1 was shut... (Continue reading)

Equipment failure in Morro Bay caused outage

An outage of two PG&E transmission lines in Morro Bay Sunday evening caused more than 150,000 Central Coast customers to lose power. [Tribune] The outage started around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and lasted until about 12:20 a.m. Monday. Residences lost power... (Continue reading)

Central Coast hit with massive power outage

More than 148,000 residences from Solvang to Cambria are without power from an outage that started at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. PG&E online says that the outage was caused by interruption to a main transmission line. Santa Barbara County... (Continue reading)

San Onofre nuclear power plant shutting down

The distressed San Onofre nuclear power plant is shutting down. Southern California Edison announced Friday it will retire the Unit 2 and Unit 3 reactors and lay off approximately 1,000 employees. San Onofre has not generated any electricity since January... (Continue reading)

Boxer wants faulty nuclear power plant repairs investigated

California Senator Barbara Boxer is calling for a federal investigation into Southern California Edison’s past handling of the currently inactive San Onofre nuclear power plant after receiving information suggesting that utility executives misled the public and regulators about repair work.... (Continue reading)

Regulators, utilities called cozy

Pointing to ongoing operational deficiencies on the part of Pacific Gas & Electric, California lawmakers are focusing angry attention on the utility’s regulatory agency, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), according to a report in the Sacramento Bee. PG&E owns and... (Continue reading)

San Onofre nuclear plant’s flawed system

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released a report detailing how a flawed system of steam generators led to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which has now lasted more than a year. Mistsubishi Heavy Industries, which replaced... (Continue reading)

Fracking gets government attention

Oil companies in California utilizing hydraulic fracturing — fracking — will be required to disclose that information if Gov. Jerry Brown has his way. (Sacramento Bee) The governor said Tuesday it would be the first application of such a regulation,... (Continue reading)

Solar power plants burden host counties

With many California counties struggling to keep out of debt, several have embraced the development of solar power plants and the bounty of jobs and taxes windfalls they promise. [LATimes] In Inyo County, officials grew giddy last year as they... (Continue reading)

SLO County hit with $6 billion property rights lawsuit

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Excelaron, the company seeking to drill as many as 12 oil wells in the Huasna Valley near Arroyo Grande, filed a more than $6 billion lawsuit against San Luis Obispo County. In the lawsuit filed Monday, attorney... (Continue reading)