PG&E has expanded planned power shutoffs

PG&E has expanded planned power shutoffs ahead of increased fire danger Tuesday.

The potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event, starting Tuesday evening and forecasted to last through Wednesday afternoon, could affect about 48,000 customers in small portions of 18 counties.

The utility initially announced plans to cut power to customers in 16 counties but expanded the planned outages as meteorologists predicted high winds and low humidity through Wednesday afternoon.

While most of the affected customers, approximately 31,000, are in Butte and Shasta counties, PG&E is also notifying customers in small portions of 16 other counties: Colusa, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Plumas, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba that they may lose power.

Butte County: 11,114 customers, 1,027 Medical Baseline customers
Colusa County: 509 customers, 33 Medical Baseline customers
Glenn County: 207 customers, 10 Medical Baseline customers
Humboldt County: 681 customers, 16 Medical Baseline customers
Lake County: 2,083 customers, 136 Medical Baseline customers
Lassen County: 65 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
Mendocino County: 669 customers, 30 Medical Baseline customers
Napa County: 2,041 customers, 99 Medical Baseline customers
Nevada County: 133 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
Plumas County: 660 customers, 24 Medical Baseline customers
Shasta County: 19,999 customers, 1,713 Medical Baseline customers
Sierra County: 1,036 customers, 30 Medical Baseline customers
Solano County: 44 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
Sonoma County: 240 customers, 9 Medical Baseline customer
Tehama County: 7,473 customers, 671 Medical Baseline customers
Trinity County: 428 customers, 21 Medical Baseline customers
Yolo County: 11 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
Yuba County: 487 customers, 47 Medical Baseline customers
PG&E began notifying impacted customers on Sunday.