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Preventative Power Shutoffs Begin in California as Winds Bring Wildfire Risks

On October 9, 2019, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced it “has implemented the first phase of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) across significant portions of its service area in response to a widespread, severe wind event.”

According to the announcement: “The first phase impacts approximately 513,000 customers beginning at 12 a.m. Wednesday morning.” “The second phase of the Public Safety Power Shutoff will occur around 12:00pm on Wednesday afternoon, impacting service to approximately 234,000 customers….” “A third phase is being considered for the southernmost portions of PG&E’s service area, impacting approximately 42,000 customers.”

For more information, view PG&E’s October 9 press release here:

Southern California Edison announced that it is considering preventative power outages due to wildfire risks.

For more information, view SCE’s web site here:


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