Eleven cities participating in East Bay Community Energy will switch over commercial accounts in June, and residential in November.
PG&E officials say gas service should be repaired "later this evening," but could not provide a specific time.
A power outage affecting nearly 2,000 in North Berkeley could take at least three hours to resolve.
Residents in Berkeley have begun reporting a power outage that began at about 6 p.m.
A power outage that started around 7:30 p.m. and affected a large swath of Berkeley appears to be over, says PG&E.
A mechanical engineer who ran a battery of tests in a South Berkeley apartment found no apparent cause for the carbon monoxide poisoning that killed a couple and their cats.
The apartment where a young Berkeley couple and their cats were found dead in January has been "red tagged" by city staff, and the building owner has been directed to have the unit inspected by a licensed contractor before anyone can live there again.
Update 4:28 p.m. Despite what PG&E has told Berkeleyside, readers are saying their power is still out. According to the outage map, there are 18 outages still reported in Berkeley that are impacting 8,160 customers.
Update, 1:30pm: PG&E said that, as of 1 p.m., power to all customers impacted by the outages had been restored. They are continuing to look into the equipment failure that caused it, according to a spokeswoman.
Update, 1:47 p.m. PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said the outage was caused by an underground equipment failure, and that power has been restored to all customers.
Update, 10:35 p.m. A squirrel that scampered into a substation in El Cerrito caused the outage that deprived much of the East Bay of power for two and a half hours, according to PG&E.
Update, 3:30 p.m. PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said Friday afternoon that the company has identified the cause of Tuesday’s power outage as an equipment failure during testing at an East Bay substation.
More than 48 hours after a sweeping power outage left 38,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley and surrounding cities without electricity, the company still has not released the cause of the problem.