PG&E says three days of power outages in Red Bluff due to high demand

PG&E says that after a three-day series of blackouts in northeast Red Bluff, near and around Saint Mary's Ave, power has been restored as of noon Thursday.

Posted: Jun 3, 2021 5:33 PM
Updated: Jun 3, 2021 7:08 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - PG&E says that after a three-day series of blackouts in northeast Red Bluff, near and around Saint Mary's Ave, power has been restored as of noon Thursday. 

The outages were due to capacity issues and PG&E not being able to provide for the higher demand brought on by the heat, according to the marketing and Communications Principal for PG&E Paul Moreno.

PG&E crews worked overnight to remedy these problems and can now support higher demand during the heat.

These blackouts all occurred around 5 p.m. and ended at 10 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Moreno.

Around 168 customers lost power on Monday, then 694 more customers lost power on Tuesday and Wednesday.

One Red Bluff customer told Action News Now that the temperatures were above 100 degrees all three evenings the power was out. 

"We do not anticipate a repeat going forward. We apologize to our customers who endured two or three evenings without power, especially during the heat, but we are glad to report that we have resolved the issue," Moreno said. 

Moreno added while they could not provide advanced notices they did leave automated calls to customers to alert them on Wednesday evening's outages. 

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