PG&E’s possible PSPS could impact thousands

source https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/pges-possible-psps-could-impact-thousands/

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

Extreme dryness and high wind gusts could cause fires, making it necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity in areas with dry vegetation.

#PSPS: For tips to prepare for a power shutoff visit the Safety Action Center. https://t.co/py70zZvSmipic.twitter.com/IPVvY0h1uc

— PG&E (@PGE4Me) December 5, 2020

Approximately 130,000 customers who might be affected by the PSPS will receive a notification today.

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: 9,573 customers, 764 Medical Baseline customers
  • Calaveras County: 10,759 customers, 440 Medical Baseline customers
  • El Dorado County: 35,732 customers, 2,555 Medical Baseline customers
  • Fresno County: 1,292 customers, 74 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake County: 1,223 customers, 67 Medical Baseline customers
  • Monterey County: 333 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa County: 6,780 customers, 218 Medical Baseline customers
  • Nevada County: 25,938 customers, 1,509 Medical Baseline customers
  • Placer County: 24,918 customers, 1,586 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sierra County: 1,099 customers, 23 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma County: 1,797 customers, 61 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tulare County: 276 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tuolumne County: 10,114 customers, 573 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yuba County: 312 customers, 40 Medical Baseline customers
  • Total:130,722 customers, 7,928 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.

With #CriticalFireWeather being experienced or expected across California, it is especially important to prevent the sparks that cause wildfires. Avoiding dragging parts from your vehicle and properly using outdoor equipment can help ensure there is one less wildfire. pic.twitter.com/lz1CBIm0Js

— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) December 5, 2020

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