PG&E Power Shutoff Updates
By bonneville on November 20, 2019
PG&E has announced that they are no longer expecting to shut off power in Sierra foothills.
According to KCRA, since the weather conditions are improving, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will not be shutting off power to 83,000 customers in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba and western Sonoma counties, as planned.
“The weather models in advance of this wind event were extremely variable — showing the possibility for either a rain event or a dry offshore wind event. Given what we knew 48 hours out — which is when we want to first alert customers about a possible PSPS — power lines serving about 300,000 customers met our criteria for shutoff,” PG&E said.
Although the Sierra foothills are not currently being affected, it is still possible that around 14,000 costumers in Butte, Plumas, Tehama and Yuba, may still be affected.
Stay up to date on PG&E power shutoffs, with our partners at KCRA, HERE.