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Public safety power shutoff impacts customers in parts of Shasta County

With another round of public safety power shutoffs, people and businesses along the Highway 44 corridor are relying on the microgrid to keep the power going.

Posted: Oct 15, 2020 6:15 PM

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. – With another round of public safety power shutoffs, people and businesses along the Highway 44 corridor are relying on the microgrid to keep the power going.

The strong and gusty winds created another round of public safety power shutoffs for parts of Shasta County. Its events like this that put people on edge

“It does make me nervous,” said Mary Pantoja of Shingletown. “I mean all it takes is for someone to flip a cigarette and it’s over.”

While people are without power, they understand the reason behind the shutoffs. But still, find the situation frustrating.

“It's for the best I guess, but it's inconvenient,” said Pantoja.

A generator hooked up to PG&E’s microgrid helps keep the power going for close to 80 businesses along the Highway 44 corridor. People in the area, learning to adapt to the constant shutoffs.

“I don’t have a generator but I make my coffee on my propane stove and I cook hot dogs on my barbecue,” said Ken Fordyce of Shingletown. “I get by fine.”

Several community resource centers have been set up at Lassen Landing, Shasta College in Redding, and Hill Country Health and Wellness in Round Mountain. The community resource centers are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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