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PSPS UPDATE: PG&E Continues to Make Progress: Power Restored to 74 Percent of Customers Impacted by PSPS

2019-10-11 15:44 ET - News Release

PG&E Announces Weather “All Clear” in 34 of 35 PSPS Impacted Counties

Windy Weather Should Subside in Kern County by Midday Friday, No Weather All Clear Yet


SAN FRANCISCO -- (Business Wire)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reported Friday at 12:00 p.m. that approximately 543,000 customers impacted by PSPS have had their power restored, including full restoration in Humboldt, Siskiyou, Trinity and Yolo counties. Less than 195,000 customers remain without power.

Outage/Restoration Numbers

Approximately 738,000 total customers were impacted by the PSPS event from the Northern Sierra to the Greater Bay Area to Kern County. Approximately 543,000 customers have been restored. Less than 195,000 customers remain to be restored.

Weather All Clear

Weather conditions have improved and an “all clear” decision was extended to 34 of 35 counties impacted by the Public Safety Power shutoff (PSPS), except for Kern County. Early Friday, PG&E declared a weather “all clear” in Butte, Plumas and Yuba counties.

Safety patrols and inspections, which can only take place during daylight hours, began again at daybreak on Friday with more than 6,300 on-the-ground field personnel and 44 staged helicopters. Customers will be restored throughout the day and evening once safety patrols, inspections and necessary repairs are complete

County-by-County Restoration

PG&E initiated a PSPS on Wednesday due to hot, windy weather across its service area. Wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour were recorded Wednesday evening and into Thursday.

Percentage of customers restored by county as of 12:00 p.m.:

County

  

% Restored

ALAMEDA

  

86%

ALPINE

  

0%

AMADOR

  

51%

BUTTE

  

31%

CALAVERAS

  

55%

COLUSA

  

81%

CONTRA COSTA

  

95%

EL DORADO

  

51%

GLENN

  

87%

HUMBOLDT

  

100%

KERN

  

2%

LAKE

  

56%

MARIN

  

80%

MARIPOSA

  

34%

MENDOCINO

  

69%

MERCED

  

19%

NAPA

  

75%

NEVADA

  

36%

PLACER

  

69%

PLUMAS

  

0%

SAN JOAQUIN

  

45%

SAN MATEO

  

86%

SANTA CLARA

  

94%

SANTA CRUZ

  

67%

SHASTA

  

58%

SIERRA

  

0%

SISKIYOU

  

100%

SOLANO

  

96%

SONOMA

  

78%

STANISLAUS

  

96%

TEHAMA

  

76%

TRINITY

  

100%

TUOLUMNE

  

48%

YOLO

  

100%

YUBA

  

34%

OTHER*

  

82%

* Other includes Fresno, Madera, Monterey, Sacramento, San Benito, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

Damage to Equipment

PG&E has identified 23 instances of weather-related damage to its system in the PSPS-impacted areas, and the company is working to address these repairs.

Customer Resources

During the period of the PSPS, customers in impacted areas will not be billed, and PG&E has paused disconnection and collection activities in these areas.

Twenty-six PG&E Community Resource Centers remain open throughout the service area to provide water, phone charging stations, air-conditioned seating and restrooms for customers. Over 3,300 customers utilized the centers on Thursday. To view the full list, click here.

Customers can visit pge.com/pspsupdates for more information.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com and www.pge.com/news.

Contacts:

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415-973-5930

Source: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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