Nation Jun 29

U.S. Pacific Northwest faces heat wave
Rolling blackouts hit parts of U.S. Northwest amid heat wave

As the Pacific Northwest swelters in an unprecedented heat wave, an electrical utility in Spokane, Washington has announced that there will be more rolling blackouts that will cut off electricity and air conditioning.

Oct 18

PG&E lacked basic training before California blackouts

When Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to large swaths of wildfire-prone Northern California last fall, few of the emergency personnel managing the blackouts for the nation’s largest utility had learned the fundamentals of managing an emergency in their home…