PG&E Warns 500,000 Customers of PSPS
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) warned late on Friday (10/23), that nearly half a million of its customers to lose power amid planned Public Power Safety Shutt-offs (PSPS) as early as Sunday. If the PSPS takes place, this would be the 5th this year for utility and the third in consecutive weeks. PG&E revealed further stated that this time the PSPS could place impact nearly half a million homes and businesses or roughly 1.5 million people in 38 counties across Northern and Central California.
PG&E Begins Shutting off Power in 3rd PSPS Event of 2020
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has just announced that the utility has initiated a Public Safety Power Shutoff's (PSPS) to areas of 24 counties in Northern California.
PG&E Says PSPS to Begin Today, Could Last 3 Days, 24 Counties Affected
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) updated its possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) alert this morning, stating that they continue to monitor a potentially strong and dry offshore wind event forecasted to start Wednesday evening. Given the expected conditions, PG&E began its one-day advance notifications to customers in areas where PG&E may need to proactively turn power off for safety to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines.
As California’s Fires Burn, Governor Newsom and President Trump Make Nice
The largest wildfire in California history is currently burning in Northern California. A series of lightning strikes ignited 37 fires that merged together. The August Complex Fire exploded in size earlier this week after winds blew flames beyond previously-established control lines, according to the U.S. Forest Service.