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Around 25,000 PG&E customers may experience power shutoffs beginning Monday

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Around 25,000 PG&E customers may experience power shutoffs beginning Monday

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) may turn off power beginning early Monday morning in 22 counties throughout California. The shutoff may impact approximately 25,000 customers. 

PG&E is monitoring a dry offshore wind event impacting the Northern and Central portions of PG&E's service area. Wind, combined with extreme to exceptional drought conditions and extremely dry vegetation led to PG&E sharing that it may need to turn off power to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines. 

This potential PSPS event is expected to be focused within the Northern Sierra Foothills, North Bay, and North Coast regions with minimal impact to Bay Area and Central Valley customers.

Since Friday, PG&E meteorologists have been tracking the weather system, which is expected to start Sunday night and bring wind gusts of up to 50 mph by Monday morning, PG&E said. 

On Saturday, customer notifications about the potential shutoff began via text, email, and automated phone calls.

PG&E employees will pay individual, in-person visits when possible to customers enrolled in the company’s Medical Baseline program who do not verify that they have received these safety communications.

The potential shutoff is expected to affect approximately 25,000 customers in these counties:

  • Alameda: 134 customers, 10 Medical Baseline customers
  • Butte: 1,342 customers, 98 Medical Baseline customers
  • Colusa: 566 customers, 39 Medical Baseline customers
  • Contra Costa: 597 customers, 40 Medical Baseline customers
  • Fresno: 189 customers, 6 Medical Baseline customers
  • Glenn: 376 customers, 22 Medical Baseline customers
  • Kern: 633 customers, 34 Medical Baseline customers
  • Kings: 10 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake: 4,008 customers, 304 Medical Baseline customers
  • Merced: 14 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Monterey: 854 customers, 27 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa: 2,428 customers, 113 Medical Baseline customers
  • Plumas: 309 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
  • San Benito: 84 customers, 2 Medical Baseline customers
  • San Luis Obispo: 223 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
  • Santa Barbara: 27 customers, 2 Medical Baseline customer
  • Shasta: 2,336 customers, 172 Medical Baseline customers
  • Solano: 4,561 customers, 423 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma: 87 customers, 1 Medical Baseline customer
  • Stanislaus: 30 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tehama: 5,342 customers, 498 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yolo: 515 customers, 16 Medical Baseline customers

The potential power shutoff may affect these tribal areas:

  • Cortina Rancheria: 8 customers, 1 Medical Baseline customer
  • Grindstone Rancheria: 50 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
  • Middletown Rancheria: 34 customers, 1 Medical Baseline customer
  • Mooretown Rancheria: 1 customer, 0 Medical Baseline customer
  • Pit River Tribes: 8 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers

Customers can look up their address here to see if PG&E is monitoring their location for the potential safety shutoff.

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