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PG&E Could Cut Power to Hundreds of Thousands of Californians over Wildfire Fears

Pacific Gas & Electric officials on Tuesday announced plans to cut off power to some 600,000 Northern California customers as a wildfire safety precaution. The outages are expected to begin early Wednesday depending on local timing of the severe wind …

India Power Failure Hits Millions; Among World’s ‘Worst Blackouts’

Hundreds of millions of people across India were left without power on Tuesday in one of the world’s worst blackouts, trapping miners, stranding train travelers and plunging hospitals into darkness when grids collapsed for the second time in two days. …

Xcel Blames Road Chemicals For Power Colorado Outages

Xcel Energy is blaming chemicals used to keep roads clear of snow for outages that left up to 23,000 people in Colorado without power and heat. The company says emergency crews had to put out utility pole fires and clear …