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

10/11/2019

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.

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