PG&E To Implement Public Safety Power Shutoff - Quick Facts

(RTTNews) - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) confirmed the company is in the process of implementing a Public Safety Power Shutoff to approximately 597,000 customers in Northern and Southern Sierra, North Bay, Bay Area, Santa Cruz mountains, North Coast and Kern County. The intent of a Public Safety Power Shutoff is to prevent a catastrophic wildfire sparked by electrical equipment during extreme weather events.

PG&E said approximately 400,000 customers who were originally impacted by the Oct. 26 Public Safety Power Shutoff event remain without service as part of the subsequent Oct. 29 event.

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