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PG&E Patrolling Areas Affected by Today’s PSPS Event Electric Service Already Restored in Most Areas

09/25/2019

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At approximately 2 p.m. today due to increasingly favorable weather conditions, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) started patrolling the North Bay and Sierra Foothill regions impacted by a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) initiated Wednesday morning.

As of 4 p.m., PG&E equipment in Napa, Sonoma, Placer and Plumas Counties impacted by the PSPS have been patrolled and electric service has been restored to essentially all customers. Pending the results of the other inspections, PG&E anticipates electric service restoration to a majority of all impacted areas tonight.

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, PG&E announced that it would initiate a PSPS early Wednesday morning for 48,200 customers in the North Bay and Sierra Foothill regions, 57.4 percent of which have now been restored.

As of 5:30 p.m., the restoration status for the counties affected by PSPS:

COUNTY

 

PERCENTAGE
RESTORED

Butte

 

49.9 percent

Napa

 

100 percent

Nevada

 

62.3 percent

Placer

 

100 percent

Plumas

 

100 percent

Sonoma

 

100 percent

Yuba

 

56.2 percent

The PSPS event was activated based on forecasts of dry, hot and windy weather including potential fire risk. As forecasted, the peak period of winds ended around noon today.

At approximately 2 p.m. today, PG&E crews began patrolling power lines, repairing damaged equipment and restoring customers. In the area impacted, PG&E has been conducting safety inspections of approximately 2,785 miles of transmission and distribution lines, which is the equivalent to the driving distance from Sacramento to Philadelphia.

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 company in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/.

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Source: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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