PG&E may turn power off to 600,000 as high winds approach

Source: Business Insurance

Judy Greenwald October 08, 2019 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Tuesday it anticipates a “public safety power shutoff” to more than 600,000 customers across portions of nearly 30 northern, central, coastal and Bay Area California counties beginning Wednesday that may last several days as a “precautionary measure” to reduce wildfire risk in those areas because of windy weather. San Francisco-based PG&E said if it decides to implement the safety shutoff, it would begin turning power off early Wednesday morning. It said based on the latest weather forecast and models, it anticipates the period of peak winds will occur from early Wednesday morning and last through midday Thursday.