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PSPS Update: More than 99.5 Percent of Customers Impacted by Safety Shutoffs Have Been Restored System-Wide

October 12, 2019 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 12, 2019--

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said Saturday that more than 99.5 percent of customers impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that began on Wednesday now have their power restored.

Less than 2,500 customers remain without power due to the PSPS, and the company expects that they will be restored later today, pending any need to repair damage found.

Approximately 738,000 total customers were impacted by the PSPS event across 34 counties in PG&E’s service area from Humboldt County on the North Coast to Kern County in Southern California.

PG&E initiated a PSPS shortly after midnight on Wednesday due to dry, windy weather across its service area. Wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour were recorded Wednesday evening and into Thursday. The patrol and restoration process started once the “all clear” signal was given, indicating that restoration could begin.

To date, PG&E has confirmed 50 instances of weather-related damage to its system in the PSPS-impacted areas, and the company has either completed or is working to complete those repairs. Examples include downed lines and vegetation on power lines.

Restoration by County

County Name

% Customers Restored

TOTAL

99%

ALAMEDA

100%

ALPINE

100%

AMADOR

94%

BUTTE

100%

CALAVERAS

94%

COLUSA

100%

CONTRA COSTA

100%

EL DORADO

100%

GLENN

100%

HUMBOLDT

100%

KERN

100%

LAKE

100%

MARIN

100%

MARIPOSA

100%

MENDOCINO

100%

MERCED

100%

NAPA

100%

NEVADA

100%

PLACER

100%

PLUMAS

100%

SAN JOAQUIN

100%

SAN MATEO

100%

SANTA CLARA

100%

SANTA CRUZ

100%

SHASTA

100%

SIERRA

59%

SISKIYOU

100%

SOLANO

100%

SONOMA

100%

STANISLAUS

100%

TEHAMA

99%

TRINITY

100%

TUOLUMNE

100%

YOLO

100%

YUBA

99%

PG&E will submit a report detailing the damages to the CPUC within 10 days of the completion of the PSPS.

About PG&E

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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