NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - PG&E will conduct a public safety power shutoff impacting 37,000 customers in parts of 15 counties Wednesday evening.
PG&E said it is calling this power shutoff due to a high-wind event combined with low humidity and dry vegetation. Due to changes in the weather forecast, PG&E has decreased the number of customers expected to be impacted by 31%.
Lines will be de-energized starting around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Officials said the de-energization process will continue throughout the evening, depending upon location, across the Sacramento Valley, Northern Sierra, and elevated terrain of the North and East Bay.
- Shasta County: After 8 p.m. on Wednesday
- Western Tehama County (west of I-5 or near I-5): After 8 p.m. on Wednesday
- Eastern Tehama County (generally along Highway 36 East and north of there): Early Thursday morning, pre-dawn
- Butte, Glenn, Colusa and Plumas counties: Pre-dawn hours on Thursday morning
Once the weather subsides on Friday morning, PG&E crews will patrol the de-energized lines to determine if they were damaged during the wind event and repair any damage found. Crews said they will then safely restore power in stages and as quickly as possible.
PG&E will open 21 Community Resource Centers (CRCs). For customers with power turning off this evening, CRCs will be open from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 10 p.m. All CRCs will operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. through the event.
These temporary CRCs will be open to customers when power is out at their homes and will provide ADA-accessible restrooms, hand-washing stations, medical-equipment charging, WiFi; bottled water, grab-and-go bags and non-perishable snacks.
Below is a list of the affected counties and customers, according to PG&E:
• Alameda County: 336 customers, 16 Medical Baseline customers
• Butte County: 10,259 customers, 922 Medical Baseline customers
• Colusa County: 4 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
• Contra Costa County: 201 customers, 10 Medical Baseline customers
• Glenn County: 162 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
• Humboldt County: 288 customers, 5 Medical Baseline customers
• Lake County: 127 customers, 6 Medical Baseline customers
• Napa County: 3,296 customers, 120 Medical Baseline customers
• Plumas County: 434 customers, 8 Medical Baseline customers
• Santa Clara County: 236 customers, 9 Medical Baseline customers
• Shasta County: 18,480 customers, 1,464 Medical Baseline customers
• Sonoma County: 135 customers, 5 Medical Baseline customers
• Tehama County: 2,511 customers, 189 Medical Baseline customers
• Trinity County: 395 customers, 21 Medical Baseline customers
• Yolo County: 10 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
• Total*: 36,874 customers, 2,782 Medical Baseline customers