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US PG&E: Power could be shut off for 800,000 customers

00:10  09 october  2019
00:10  09 october  2019 Source:   kcra.com

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PG & E is monitoring the wind to determine if power should be shut off to certain customers . A red flag warning remains in effect.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is warning customers that the utility may shut off power to portions of 34 California counties this week because of a potentially widespread wind event.

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The potential Public Safety Power Shutoff could impact nearly 800,000 customers across Northern and Central California, the utility said Monday night.

The strong and dry wind event, forecast for Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon, could impact much of PG&E's service area, which includes northern, coastal and Bay Area counties. The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for midweek.

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After indicating it could shut off power to as many as 34, 000 Sonoma County residents to reduce wildfire risk, PG & E decided Tuesday evening to turn off power to just over 700 customers northeast of Santa Rosa beginning at 4:30 a . m . Wednesday. The decision, announced after 7 p.m. Tuesday

"If PG&E decides to implement a PSPS, the company expects to begin turning off power for safety early Wednesday morning," the utility said Monday night.

Areas that may be impacted include: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Kern, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Tuolumne, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba counties, according to PG&E. (Can't see the map below? Tap here)

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PG & E said it may shut off power for more than 600, 000 customers across parts of 30 California counties in an effort to reduce the risk of wildfires in those communities. Customers could be affected by a shut - off even if they aren’t experiencing extreme weather conditions where they are .

PG & E could shut down power to as many as 5.4 million customers during extreme weather conditions. In 2018, the company's "public safety power shutoff " program affected up to 570, 000 customers . This year, the company plans to include its entire 5.4 million electric customer base in

The potential shutoffs are part of PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff Program, which is designed to reduce the threat of wildfire that could be sparked by lines brought down in gusting winds.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is warning customers that the utility may shut off power to more than 25 California counties this week because of a potentially The potential shutoffs are part of PG & E ’s Public Safety Power Shutoff Program, which is designed to reduce the threat of wildfire that could be

Power may be shut off in some Northern California counties on Thursday due to fire concerns rely on electric service and the impacts these events can have on our customers , their families and About 63, 000 people could be impacted by the shutoff . The following counties and cities may have

"Our meteorological and operations teams continue to actively monitor the weather and this evolving situation, and we are working directly with state and local agencies to help prepare our customers and the public for this safety event,” said Michael Lewis, Senior Vice President, PG&E Electric Operations, in a statement. “We want our customers to be aware that, based on this number, it could take several days to fully restore power after the weather passes and safety inspections are completed.”

Customers can access the very latest on the potential power outages and a list of the community resource centers by visiting the Public Safety Power Shutoff updates page.

PG&E provided a potential outage map of areas that may be impacted by the PSPS. The areas that could be impacted are highlighted in blue. Zoom in to see if your home or business could be impacted by the power shutoff below. (Can't see the map? Tap here)

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