PG&E Has Restored 73 Percent of 973,000 Customers Impacted by Oct. 26 Public Safety Power Shutoff
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 30, 2019--
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) confirmed tonight that it has restored power to nearly three-quarters of the 973,000 customers impacted by the Oct. 26 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Also today, in response to a third consecutive dry, offshore wind event, PG&E began turning power off for safety; a total of approximately 540,000 customers in portions of 27 counties are expected to be impacted.
The sole intent of a PSPS is to prevent a catastrophic wildfire sparked by electrical equipment during extreme weather events.
PG&E opened 76 Community Resource Centers across the affected area, providing restrooms, bottled water, ice, blankets, food, electronic-device charging and air-conditioned seating for up to 100. Centers will remain open during daylight hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., until power has been restored in those areas. Locations and status of these centers are listed at www.pge.com/pspsupdates.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com and www.pge.com/news.
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SOURCE: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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