• Board Ratifies Local Emergency Declaration Due To Desert Windstorm

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday ratified a local emergency declaration connected to a windstorm that toppled power poles in parts of the Coachella Valley, causing $2 million in damage and knocking out electricity to hundreds of homes and businesses. “The windstorm caused serious infrastructure damage,” Riverside County Emergency Management Director Bruce Barton told the board. […]

  • IID Crews Work to Restore Electricity to Customers Near Salton Sea

    An estimated 1,308 power customers in communities east of the Salton Sea were without power for a second day Friday as crews worked to repair wind-damaged infrastructure in the region. Gusty winds toppled 14 power poles near Bombay Beach in Imperial County about 4:20 a.m. Thursday, leaving about 3,400 Coachella Valley customers without power in […]

  • IID Accrues Over $11 Million In Debt In This Past Year Alone

    The Imperial Irrigation District which services Imperial County and parts of San Diego and Riverside Counties is 11.3 million dollars in debt. Most of it accruing from delinquent accounts, just from this past year. NBC Palm Springs spoke to IID officials who explain how this debt quickly grew and how people can get assistance. This […]

  • Cal ISO: Power Outages averted due to conservation

        The California Independent System Operator  (Cal ISO) said that power outages Sunday were averted because consumers voluntarily cut back on electricity usage. The announcement came via a Tweet just before 9:00PM Sunday. Earlier, Cal ISO issued a dire warning that rolling power blackouts were “likely” starting at 4:00PM Sunday unless Californians drastically reduced […]

  • Californians responded-Blackouts Averted

    The California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO) which controls electricity flow throughout the state, says rolling blackout were averted Wednesday because Californians responded to pleas to cut electricity usage. Because of extreme demand on the state’s electrical supplies, Cal ISO issued Flex Alert at 2:00PM Wednesday, compared to 3:00PM in previous days.  The alert called […]

  • Power Out for IID Customers La Quinta; Restored in Coachella

    Crews Tuesday afternoon restored electricity to 901 customers in Coachella — after having restored an earlier outage — and power remained out for 45 customers in La Quinta, the Imperial Irrigation District reported. Tuesday marked a series of power outages across IID’s service area, including multiple communities in both Riverside and Imperial counties. An outage […]

  • Nearly 6,000 IID Customers Without Power in Indio

    An estimated nearly 6,000 customers of the Imperial Irrigation District are without electricity near Indio due to an unspecified power outage, according the utility. The initial tweet was posted at 11:16am and IID announced it affects 5,944 customers, and there is no estimated time of restoration. One NBC Palm Springs viewer in North Indio says […]

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