Looking to avoid power blackouts, California may turn to the one energy source it’s otherwise desperate to get rid of: fossil fuels.
Long Beach was reported having wind gusts up to 30 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
A representative from SCE said it is not clear when the power will be restored.
Since Friday, rolling blackouts — the first non-wildfire ones in 19 years — have sporadically struck parts of California.
In Long Beach, roughly 800 customers in the Traffic Circle area are without power, but Edison expects power to be back up by 1 p.m.
The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) revealed it could take several more months for residents of Long Beach to see potential penalties leveled against Southern California Edison (SCE) or Frontier Communications for their recent issues in providing service to the city.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold its next Voting Meeting Thursday at 9:30AM in Long Beach, one of just a few such meetings hosted outside of San Francisco, and perhaps a sure way to address a city that fell victim to numerous major power outages in 2015.
Ocean Boulevard between Pacific and Pine avenues in downtown Long Beach was closed this evening, due to an underground electrical vault fire which has since been extinguished.
The California Public Utilities Commission has embarked upon a “penalty consideration case” against Southern California Edison (SCE), evaluating whether or not the entity should face fines, in light of the numerous power outages that occurred in Long Beach last summer, the commission announced today.
While power has returned to many individuals, some remain in the dark, and Sunday’s storms are still being felt in Long Beach, according to city and Southern California Edison (SCE) officials.