PG&E removes about 13,000 customers, 7 counties from Thursday's possible PSPS

The number of PG&E customers that may lose power in Butte, Glenn, Shasta and Tehama counties was reduced on Wednesday.

Posted: Oct 13, 2021 11:57 AM
Updated: Oct 13, 2021 2:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Pacific Gas and Electric removed 13,000 customers and seven counties that were possibly going to lose power during a Public Safety Power Shutoff on Thursday.

Trinity County was removed from the possible PSPS. The number of customers in Butte, Shasta, Glenn and Tehama counties that may lose power was reduced.

As of Wednesday, about 16,000 PG&E customers are in a PSPS Watch in 12 counties.

Power in Butte County is estimated to shut off between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. In Shasta and Tehama counties, power may shut off between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. For Glenn County, power may shut off between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Thursday.

The estimated power restoration date in Butte County is Saturday at noon. In Glenn, Shasta and Tehama counties, power is expected to return Friday at noon.

PG&E said the wind event appears to be weaker than Monday’s but will still create critical fire weather conditions.

The following counties that may be affected are listed below:

  • Butte County: 938 customers, 83 Medical Baseline customers
  • Colusa County: 553 customers, 38 Medical Baseline customers
  • Glenn County: 376 customers, 22 Medical Baseline customers
  • Kern County: 655 customers, 34 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake County: 1,696 customers, 112 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa County: 3,317 customers, 150 Medical Baseline customers
  • Plumas County: 409 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
  • Shasta County: 4,768 customers, 419 Medical Baseline customers
  • Solano County: 1,355 customers, 97 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma County: 144 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tehama County: 1,228 customers, 126 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yolo County: 405 customers, 13 Medical Baseline customers

There will be about 60 customers in the Grindstone Rancheria, Mooretown Rancheria and Pitt River Tribes area that may lose power.

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