PG&E activated an Emergency Operation Center on Sunday in response to the winter storms. Personnel and equipment have been implemented to safely and quickly respond to potential weather-related outages.
PG&E has also been proactive in sending vegetation management crews out to keep trees away from power lines during the forecasted wet and windy weather to reduce the risk of outages caused by downed trees.
The company has used its meteorology team to develop a Storm Outage Prediction Model that uses real-time weather forecasts, historical data, and system knowledge to predict where and when storm impacts will be most severe. With this technology, crews can be pre-staged ahead of the storms to respond quicker to outages.
PG&E urges you to take the necessary steps to be prepared and stay safe throughout the winter, including practicing safe generator operations, turning appliances off, and never touching down lines.