Northern California Braces for Potential Power Outages as Fire Danger Rises

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is mulling Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) for parts of Northern California this week in response to elevated fire risk.

As per to the source abc10 The potential shutoffs could affect roughly 12,000 customers across Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Napa, Shasta, Solano, Tehama, Sonoma, Butte, and Yolo counties.

This possibility coincides with a Red Flag Warning issued for the region, highlighting the substantial threat of wildfires. While PG&E hasn’t made a final decision, they’re vigilantly monitoring weather conditions.

Residents in areas that might be impacted are urged to sign up for outage alerts from PG&E. If implemented, these would be the first PSPS events of 2024 for the utility company.

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The consideration of shutoffs comes amidst scorching temperatures forecasted for the Santa Clara Valley and other interior Bay Area valleys, adding pressure to the electric grid.

The Central Valley is also expected to experience extreme heat.

On top of the heat, officials are keeping an eye on potential wind gusts reaching up to 40 mph in the Northern and Western Sacramento Valley and nearby foothills, although a major wind event isn’t currently anticipated.

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