FINAL UPDATE for 10/9 PSPS EVENT: Damage and Hazards Found after Safety Shutoff Show Potential Wildfires Were Averted
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2019--
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today released photos of wind-related damage and hazards that were found during inspections following the October 9 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). The company is making photos available on its website at www.pge.com/octoberpsps.
The 116 incidents of damage or hazards were spread widely across PG&E’s service territory. Wind gusts exceeded 50 mph in 15 counties throughout PG&E’s service territory, and damage or hazards were found throughout impacted areas. It is possible that these damages and hazards represented potential sources of wildfire ignition.
PSPS Damage Hazards Snapshot
# Counties Impacted
The top four wind gusts by county recorded for the October 9 PSPS were:
- 77 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Sonoma County on Oct. 10 at 4:05 a.m.
- 75 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Contra Costa County on Oct. 10 at 3:20 a.m.
- 61 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Tehama County on Oct. 10 at 6:27 a.m.
- 61 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Tulare County on Oct. 9 at 3:10 p.m.
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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KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY UTILITIES OIL/GAS
SOURCE: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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