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:
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.