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Approximately 130,000 customers who might be affected by the PSPS are receiving the initial notifications today

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. December 4, 2020 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has notified customers in targeted portions of 15 counties and five tribal communities about a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) starting early Monday morning (Dec. 7).  Dry conditions combined with expected high wind gusts pose an increased risk for damage to […]

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PG&E Begins Issuing Weather ‘All Clear’ for Public Safety Power Shutoff Event

October 26, 2020 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has begun patrolling some lines de-energized by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that started Sunday morning, Oct. 25, which affected approximately 355,000 customers in 34 counties. Due to improved weather conditions, Kern and San Joaquin Counties were removed from the scope of this PSPS. […]

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Forecasted Highest Winds and Driest Conditions of the Season Mean PG&E May Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety to Approximately 466,000 Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. October 23, 2020 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Emergency Operations Center, Meteorology team and Wildfire Safety Operations Center are working together and tracking a significant, offshore wind event starting Sunday that is forecast to have the driest humidity levels and the strongest winds of the wildfire season thus far. PG&E […]

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State’s Grid Operator Calls ‘Flex Alert’ for Thursday Afternoon and Evening

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. September 30, 2020 – With triple-digit heat forecast for Thursday, Oct. 1, the state’s grid operator is calling for afternoon and evening energy conservation as one way to make sure that the supply of power stays ahead of demand. The Flex Alert, called by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), has been […]

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In Advance of Public Safety Power Shutoff Events, PG&E rolls out New Watch and Warning Notifications

Editor’s note: At this time, there is no PSPS scheduled. Stay tuned for daily updates! SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. September 22, 2020 – As Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continues to improve vital safety communications for customers that will be used before turning off power to prevent wildfires during severe weather, the company has enhanced […]

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PG&E Customers Urged to Conserve Energy during Labor Day Weekend Heat Wave

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. September 3, 2020 – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges its customers to conserve energy during afternoons and evenings over the three-day Labor Day weekend. The state’s grid operator has issued a Flex Alert, based on a forecast of increased power demand due to expected high temperatures. Customers are asked to […]

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Rotating Power Outages Likely to Occur Tuesday Afternoon and Evening

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. August 18, 2020 – Based on current energy supply forecasts, rotating power outages are likely to occur Tuesday. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to conserve electricity in response to the California Independent System Operator’s (ISO)  statewide Flex Alert called for Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. CAISO is […]

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Warmer Weather Will Speed Snowmelt, Increase River Flows; When Shelter-at-Home Restrictions Ease, Outdoor Recreationists Should be Wary of Cold-Water Hazards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. May 8, 2020 – With temperatures forecast to increase this week, California’s snowpack will be melting faster, potentially filling rivers and streams with dangerously cold and swift moving water. As some counties begin to ease shelter-at-home restrictions, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) notes that California’s stay-at-home order remains in effect, and […]

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12,000 customers remain without power in Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sierra, Yuba, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties

March 19, 2020 – As of 7 a.m. today (Thursday, March 19), approximately 12,000 PG&E customers are without power due to the storm. These customers are primarily in Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sierra, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. We know that some customers have been without power for some time. We understand the hardship of […]

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PG&E’s Pandemic Response Includes Precautionary Health and Safety Actions; Moratorium on Customer Shutoffs for Nonpayment

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. March 13, 2020 – Today, Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has voluntarily implemented a moratorium on service disconnections for non-payment, effective immediately. This suspension will apply to both residential and commercial customers and will remain in effect until further notice. To further support customers […]

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Deadline for Filing Fire Claims in PG&E Chapter 11 Cases is Dec. 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. December 30, 2019 – Today, PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (together “PG&E”) are sharing an important reminder that the Bankruptcy Court-approved deadline for unfiled, non-governmental fire claimants to file claims against PG&E is tomorrow, December 31, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). The deadline for filing claims is known […]

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Public Safety Power Shutoff Could Impact More Than 600,000 Customers Across Northern and Central California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. October 7, 2019 – Based on current forecasted weather conditions, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) anticipates that it may begin implementing a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) to more than 600,000 customers across portions of nearly 30 northern, central, coastal and Bay Area counties. This would be a precautionary measure to […]