PG&E’s possible PSPS could impact 2,500+ customers across North Bay

Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — PG&E says elevated Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) are possible starting early Monday, December 7th.

High fire-risk conditions are expected to arrive late Sunday evening with high winds forecast to
continue early Monday morning, peaking during the day Monday and could possibly stay in certain areas on Tuesday.

Therefore, PG&E is preparing to turn off electricity in areas with dry vegetation, affecting more than 90,000 customers.

The number of customers expected to be impacted decreased from 130,000 to 92,000 after weather conditions changed, removing Monterey and Sierra counties.

The North Bay and the Central Sierra are expected to be hit the hardest by the PSPS event. However, officials say at this time, they don’t expect the event to impact the entire Bay Area.

PG&E says crews will work to restore power as quickly as possible, with the goal of full restoration within 12 daylight hours.

Here’s a list of customers who could be potentially affected by this PSPS event:

  • Alpine County: 574 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
  • Amador County: 4,244 customers, 318 Medical Baseline customers
  • Butte County: 8,713 customers, 801 Medical Baseline customers
  • Calaveras County: 10,867 customers, 450 Medical Baseline customers
  • El Dorado County: 28,358 customers, 1,926 Medical Baseline customers
  • Fresno County: 466 customers, 16 Medical Baseline customers
  • Kern County: 5 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake County: 24 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa County: 2,378 customers, 104 Medical Baseline customers
  • Nevada County: 22,931 customers, 1,313 Medical Baseline customers
  • Placer County: 6,401 customers, 420 Medical Baseline customers
  • Plumas County: 344 customers, 20 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma County: 66 customers, 1 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tulare County: 233 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tuolumne County: 5,173 customers, 232 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yuba County: 1,507 customers, 125 Medical Baseline customers
  • Total: 92,286 customers, 5,736 Medical Baseline customers

You can find out how you’re impacted, including an estimated shutoff and restoration time for an address: here.

Cal Fire is encouraging people to avoid dragging parts of their vehicles and properly use outdoor equipment. This will help prevent wildfires during critical fire weather.

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