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Utility company set to leave 1.5 Mln without power in California amid wildfires

Sanjeevni Today 30-10-2019 09:31 AM

Utility company set to leave 1.5 Mln without power in California amid wildfires


Washington, Some 1.5 million people in California are set to lose power due to a massive offshore wind event, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) said in a notice.
Since Monday, wildfires fanned by strong winds have been raging through two parts of California.
"Due to a widespread dry, offshore wind event on Tuesday (Oct. 29), through midday Wednesday (Oct. 30), PG&E confirmed today that it is in the process of implementing a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) to approximately 597,000 customers in Northern and Southern Sierra, North Bay, Bay Area, Santa Cruz mountains, North Coast and Kern County," the notice said.
Approximately 500,000 customers are already without electric service as a result of PSPS along with another 400,000 customers who were originally impacted by the October 26 move, the release said. 

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