This weekend’s planned power outages could be the largest yet in California, as utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison order wide blackouts to prevent more blazes — and more wildfire liability — amid strong, hot winds.
PG&E, which has 5.4 million electric customers and provides power to 16 million Californians, was projecting Thursday that it could shut off power across nearly all of its territory in Northern California on Sunday and Monday because of ferocious gusts.
“This system will likely be the strongest event of the year from a wind perspective,” the utility said on its website. “Federal forecast agencies are in alignment that this will be a high-risk weather event.”
Edison customers could face continued power shut-offs — or new ones — because of the weather forecast.
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Prepare for power outages this weekend in California.@PGE4Me issued a "watch" notice — meaning shutoffs are highly likely this weekend — for more than two million people throughout the Bay and NorCal.@SCE expects 380,000 customers to lose power.
— FEMA Region 9 (@FEMARegion9) October 25, 2019