• Outage Takes Out Power For About 1,000 Coachella IID Customers

    Nearly 1,000 Imperial Irrigation District customers lost power in Coachella Monday afternoon, just as a blistering heat wave struck the region and sent the mercury soaring well into the triple digits. The outage affecting 972 customers occurred just after 2 p.m. in an area northwest of Ninth Street, east of Frederick Street and west of […]

  • Power Outages Linked to Hot Temps

    Hot days keep the electric companies busy because power outages are more common. No power means no air conditioning which is problematic during heat waves. Gilmore Rizzo is a resident in Palm Desert and never takes his AC for granted because last week, it went out. “It went off and we thought, ‘oh my god,’” he […]

  • Going Solar Gets Easier in Coachella Valley

    PALM DESERT – Riverside County ordered the Imperial Irrigation District, or IDD, to bring back net metering, a rooftop solar program on Tuesday. Imperial and Coachella Valley are considered two of the “renewable energy capitals of the world.” Vincent Battaglia, CEO of Renova Energy, said he’s been speaking out in favor of the mandate ever […]

  • Coachella Debris Fire Downs Power Lines, Cuts Power to Locals

    A debris fire broke out in Coachella today, downing power lines and cutting power to at least 400 customers in the area. The non-injury fire was reported at 3:47 p.m. at the intersection of Oates Lane and Avenue 50, where “multiple pallets, cardboard boxes and a power pole” were aflame, according to April Newman of […]

  • Imperial Irrigation District and CAISO Reach Settlement over Renewable Energy

    The Imperial Irrigation District and the California Independent System Operator have announced that the two parties have reached a settlement that ends existing litigation between them. As a result, more climate-friendly energy from the IID service area can be delivered to the rest of California. “For IID, this has always been about ensuring basic fairness, […]

  • Thousand Palms, Indio Power Outages

    Indio, CA Imperial Irrigation District says some customers in Thousand Palms, Indio and other Valley Cities are experiencing outages Friday evening. They have crews in the area and are working to restore power. A KMIR viewer in Thousand Palms said they have been without power since 3:30 p.m.  Just before 6 p.m., an IID customer […]

  • Power Restored in Coachella

    Coachella, CA A power outage knocked out electricity for about 900 Imperial Irrigation District customers in Coachella Wednesday, but the power was restored within an hour. The blackout was reported just after 10 a.m., affecting 883 customers mostly along Avenue 50, as well as areas west of Highway 111 and south of Avenue 48. IID reported that power was […]

  • Power Restored to Nearly 2500 Imperial Irrigation District Customers

    Indio, CA UPDATE: Power has been restored after nearly four hours.   Approximately 2,503 customers were without power in the northern part of Indio, according to the Imperial Irrigation District.  Crews on site determined that there was an issue within the substation. Additional staff members were called in to work on the problem.  Until the fault was isolated the district did not have an estimated time […]

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