A major milestone for Greenville and Canyon Dam in Dixie Fire Recovery efforts, as PG&E completes the 8-mile undergrounding powerline project along hwy 89.
The run will now bring permanent power to the communities devastated by the fire two years ago now through a connection at a substation in Canyon Dam to Power Line Road.
This will relieve more than 1,600 PG&E electric homes, primarily in Greenville and some in outer Crescent Mills, from having to rely on utility-scale generators. Both communities after a long wait will have more consistent and cleaner energy and say goodbye to the noise and emissions from the substation generators.
To facilitate the safe transition, PG&E has planned two power outages. The first will occur on Monday, September 18, affecting 263 customers in Greenville between 4 and 7 p.m. The second outage is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, from 4 to 6 p.m., impacting 1,628 customers in Greenville and outer Crescent Mills. PG&E has communicated these plans to your home by phone if you will be affected.
After underground power lines are energized and placed into service, PG&E will later remove overhead power lines that previously provided power.
PG&E says they are working closely with the County and other agencies to ensure work is well coordinated with the other projects such as road work, and impact your commute as little as possible.
The completion of this work also means fewer delays along HWY89 as by mid-October, traffic controls will no longer be in place between Canyon Dam and Greenville. PG&E’s contractor will stop asphalt restoration until the spring thaw.
Other PG&E power line undergrounding projects currently underway in Plumas County include:
Along Highway 70 east of the Plumas-Butte county line and between Storrie and Belden
Along Highway 89 between Indian Falls and Moccasin, and in areas of Greenville.