• 950-Plus Customers Lose Power in North Shore Area

    (CNS) – More than 950 Imperial Irrigation District customers lost power Friday in North Shore, near Mecca. The power utility advised the public at 12:37 p.m. Friday that troubleshooters were en route to fix the issue, but no estimated restoration time was given. According to IID’s online outage map, the outage occurred at 11:55 a.m. […]

  • Power Outage Reported In Mecca

    An estimated 79 customers lost power Wednesday in Mecca. The Imperial Irrigation District reported the outage on social media at 1 p.m., stating the outage was in the area of northwest Grant Street and Avenue 68. The outage was caused by windstorms that broke down a pole in the area, officials said. POWER OUTAGE: We […]

  • GM looks to sell only emission-free vehicles by 2035

    General Motors said Thursday it plans to be carbon neutral by 2040 in its global operations and hopes to offer only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035. The largest US automaker, GM had previously announced that it was working towards an “all electric future,” but it had not set any target date for achieving that goal. GM […]

  • Imperial Irrigation District Warns of Fraudulent Phone Calls

    The Imperial Irrigation District Thursday said fraudsters have been reportedly calling IID electric customers, demanding they pay money over the phone or risk having their power shut off. IID officials warned its customers that callers will masquerade as district employees and threaten reconnection fees, legal costs and damaged credit reports if they do not pay […]

  • Tesla shares sink 7% despite record car sales

    (CNN) — Tesla reported record sales for the third quarter, but its high-flying stock still suffered a sell-off on the news. The electric automaker delivered a total of 139,300 cars in the quarter — easily clearing the previous record of 112,000 cars it delivered in the last three months of 2019 before the pandemic affected production and deliveries. Tesla’s […]

  • Tesla scraps plans for its bargain version of the Model Y

    Tesla is scrapping plans for a bargain Model Y SUV because of its short range on a single charge, CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet over the weekend. Earlier this year, the electric car maker began producing its pricier, dual-motor all-wheel drive version of the Model Y, which starts at $49,000. Tesla had planned to roll out a […]

  • PG&E pleads guilty to 85 counts in 2018 Camp Fire

    California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company pleaded guilty Tuesday to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting the Camp Fire. The company is sentenced to a maximum fine of “no more than $3,486,950,” and it must reimburse the Butte County District Attorney’s Office $500,000 for the costs of its investigation into the blaze. […]

  • Hot Weather Prompts Issuance of Flex Alert Designed to Conserve Electricity

    Due to high temperatures in California and most of the western United States, the California Independent System Operator Corporation Monday issued a statewide Flex Alert that calls for voluntary electricity conservation from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. “Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon and evening, when […]

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