PSPS Update for Oct. 23 Shutoff Event: Nearly All Customers Impacted by Power Safety Shutoffs Restored
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 25, 2019--
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reported today that the 99% of customers impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) on October 23 had their power restored as of 5 p.m. today.
The customers who continue to be without power are in Sonoma County, where the Kincade Fire has been active since Wednesday night. Work continues to restore customers who are able to be restored.
Approximately 178,000 customers were originally impacted by this PSPS from the Sierra Foothills to the North Bay to San Mateo and Kern counties.
To date, PG&E has confirmed 7 instances of wind-related damage and hazards to its system in the PSPS-impacted areas and continues to evaluate several other locations. Examples of damages include downed lines and vegetation on power lines.
Restoration by County for October 23 PSPS
Customer Restored (%)
Additional Widespread PSPS Potential for This Weekend
PG&E is closely following a potentially strong, widespread, dry offshore wind event on Saturday that is significant in scope and could impact portions of Humboldt, the Sierra foothills, Western Sacramento Valley, North Bay, and across the greater Bay area, Monterey Bay and northern Central Coast, and portions of Kern County.
Some customers restored from the first event may also be included in this separate event this weekend. Customers should prepare by fully charging their communications, medical and other devices while the power remains on.
How Customers Can Prepare
In addition, PG&E is asking customers to:
While customers in high fire-threat areas are more likely to be affected by a Public Safety Power Shutoff event, any of PG&E’s more than 5 million electric customers could have their power shut off for safety because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy company in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 203,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/.
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