PG&E prepares for Another Shut Off

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is preparing customers for the potential that they will lose power Thursday and Friday as part of a planned Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) due to high winds.

Another offshore wind event is anticipated for multiple counties across Northern California. PG&E says winds are expected to reach 15-30 mph with widespread gusts of 35-45 mph and peak gusts of 50+ mph across the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, surrounding foothills, and over elevated terrain of the Bay Area and Central Coast.

PG&E has announced an elevated chance for a PSPS for the following counties:

Colusa
Glenn
Shasta
Tehama
Sonoma
Lake
Napa
Solano
Yolo
Butte
Plumas
Sierra
Yuba
Stanislaus
Alameda
Contra Costa
Kern

Homeowners can get updates on PSPS plans online. PG&E initiated the PSPS program to prevent wildfires from starting due to high winds near powerlines.