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Power Restored To Nearly All PG&E Customers; More PSPS Outages Imminent

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN/CBS SF) -- PG&E officials announced Tuesday night that the utility had restored power to "essentially all" of the roughly 25,000 customers in 23 counties where a power shutoff began the day before to reduce wildfire risk during windy conditions.

The actions, which PG&E calls Public Safety Power Shutoffs, are one of the utility's efforts to limit wildfires and are implemented based on a combination of factors, including low humidity, high winds, dry vegetation and real-time observations from PG&E crews around its service area.

The notice follows the utility giant's announcement earlier that another shutoff is imminent.

On Wednesday, PG&E said the number of outages would be reduced from earlier estimates and it has alerted approximately 16,000 customers in portions of 12 counties of potential outages beginning early Thursday morning. The scope of the outages was reduced from 29,000 customers in parts of 19 counties in Northern and Central California.

In the Bay Area, the revised estimate of Thursday's PSPS could take effect for 3,317 customers in Napa County, 1,355 in Solano County and 144 for Sonoma County. The customers potentially affected are being notified via text, email and automated phone call, according to PG&E.

According to PG&E, the total of potentially affected customers were as follows:

  • Butte County: 938
  • Colusa County: 553
  • Glenn County: 376
  • Kern County: 655
  • Lake County: 1,696
  • Napa County: 3,317
  • Plumas County: 409
  • Shasta County: 4,768
  • Solano County: 1,355
  • Sonoma County: 144
  • Tehama County: 1,228
  • Yolo County: 405

Approximately 60 total customers were potentially in scope in the tribal areas of Grindstone Rancheria, Mooretown Rancheria, and Pitt River Tribes.

More information about the planned power shutoffs can be found online at

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