PG&E Blacks out 500K Residents to Prevent Fires September 8, 2020By Hudson SangreeBy Hudson SangreePG&E turned off power for nearly half a million residents in order to prevent line-sparked wildfires, two minutes after CAISO effectively ended its four-day blackout watch. | PG&E Tell us who you are,get 2 free articles each month. What do you want to know?Want a free trial instead? Click here.Already convinced? View pricing and plans.Already a subscriber? Log in here. Additional news on this topic:CAISO Avoids Blackouts amid Brutal Heat, FiresAmid another heat wave and raging wildfires, CAISO called for massive conservation efforts and aid from neighboring utilities but averted blackouts.CAISO Protecting Control Room StaffCAISO is focused on keeping its control room running and isolating key employees from COVID-19 risk, CEO Steve Berberich told the ISO's board. | CAISOCAISO Readies for Weekend Heat WaveCAISO called for extra capacity and conservation and put grid maintenance on hold as it faces a Labor Day weekend heat wave like the one that strained its system in mid-August. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.