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PG&E plans more power cutoffs, warns of severe weather this week


Added 10-21-19 03:10:04am EST - “PG&E Corp said it was considering more power cutoffs, which would be much smalle...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “PG&E plans more power cutoffs, warns of severe weather this week”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Reuters) - PG&E Corp said it was considering more power cutoffs, which would be much smaller than the recent outage, as the bankrupt California power producer warned about severe weather risks later this week.

The company said it activated its emergency operations on Sunday night to keep an eye for a possible “strong and dry offshore” wind likely to hit 17 counties across northern and southern California later this week.

PG&E is considering implementing a public safety power shutoff (PSPS) and turning off power across portions of the counties, adding that as of late Sunday no PSPS had been called.

The potential power cutoffs will be “significantly smaller” than the Oct 9-12 PSPS event, the company said.

The primary phase of weather risk is expected to last about 18 to 24 hours from Wednesday evening through the middle of Thursday, according to the statement issued on Sunday.

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