PG&E now says California’s 12 counties face possible power cuts on Thursday

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Wednesday reduced the number of counties in California where the utility is likely to cut electricity as part of another round of its Public Safety Power Shutoff program in 12 of 19 counties a day earlier . PG&E now says nearly 16,000 people could be affected by the closures. The PSPS program aims to reduce the threat of fires that can be provoked by power lines that are downgraded from airflow. “Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continues to monitor a dry wind event affecting small, targeted portions of the PG&E service area,” PG&E released. “As a result of this wind event, combined with extremely exceptional drought conditions and extremely dry vegetation, PG&E began sending one day notice Wednesday morning to customers in areas where PG&E may need to turn off electricity for safety to reduce the risk of wildfire from power lines. ”More than 1,300 customers in Solano County and 405 in Yolo County could face dead losses, PG&E said. Parts of other affected provinces include: ButteColusaGlenn KernLakeNapaPlumasShastaSonomaTehamaYoloAbout 60 customers could be affected in the tribal areas of Grindstone Rancheria, Mooretown Rancheria and Pitt River Tribes, PG&E said. The latest announcement comes a day after the utility restored power to customers affected by the previous round of planned shutdowns starting this week. PG&E said in an online update Wednesday that “the next event will appear weaker than the previous event, but could still result in critical fire weather conditions in the northern Sierra, west Sacramento Valley, elevated North Bay Area, and far South. ”KCRA 3 Meteorologist Tamara Berg said the north wind was rising on Thursday. The strongest winds will favor the western part of the Valley. The inflows can get over 25 mph in the afternoon. The wind will decrease around sunset, he said. Here’s a map of possible planned shutoffs P&E equipment has been found responsible for some of the most destructive wildfires in California history, including the 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County that left more than 80 people dead. died. Recently, PG&E reported to California utility regulators that its equipment may have been involved in starting the Dixie Fire in Northern California. The company measures the likelihood of triggering these shutoffs using four categories: No Plan, Above, PSPS Watch and PSPS Warning. Thursday’s event is in the “watch” category today.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Wednesday reduced the number of counties in California where the utility is likely to cut electricity as part of another round of its Public Safety Power Shutoff program in 12 of 19 counties a day earlier .

PG&E now says nearly 16,000 people could be affected by the closures.

The PSPS program aims to reduce the threat of wildfires that can be triggered by power lines being downgraded from wind gusts.

“Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continues to monitor a dry offshore wind event affecting small, targeted portions of PG&E’s service area,” PG&E said in a release. “As a result of this wind event, combined with extremely exceptional drought conditions and extremely dry vegetation, PG&E began sending one day notice Wednesday morning to customers in areas where PG&E may need to turn off power for safety to reduce the risk of wildfire from power lines. “

More than 1,300 customers in Solano County and 405 in Yolo County could face job losses, PG&E said.

Parts of the other affected provinces include:

  • Butte
  • Colusa
  • Glenn
  • Kern
  • Lake
  • Napa
  • Pensa
  • Shasta
  • Sonoma
  • Tehama
  • Yolo

About 60 customers could be affected in the tribal areas of Grindstone Rancheria, Mooretown Rancheria and Pitt River Tribes, PG&E said.

The latest announcement came a day after the utility restored power to customers affected by the previous round of planned closures earlier this week

PG&E told a online updates on Wednesday that “the next event will appear weaker than the previous event, but could still result in critical fire weather conditions in the northern Sierra, western Sacramento Valley, elevated North Bay Area, and far South. “

KCRA 3 Meteorologist Tamara Berg said the north wind was rising on Thursday. The strongest winds will favor the western part of the Valley. The inflows can get over 25 mph in the afternoon. The wind will decrease around sunset, he said.

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Here is a map of possible closure plans

PG&E equipment was found to be responsible for some of the most destructive wildflo in California history, including the 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County that left more than 80 people dead. Recently, PG&E reported to utility regulators in California that its equipment may have been involved in starting the Dixie Fire in Northern California.

The company measures the likelihood of triggering these shutoffs using four categories: No Plan, Raise, Watch PSPS and PSPS Warning.

Thursday’s event is in the “watch” category today.

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