PG&E says possible power shutoffs to affect parts of 16 counties

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UPDATE: PG&E says Monterey and Sierra counties have been removed from the power shutoffs, but instead, Butte, Kern and Plumas counties have been added.

They have also reduced the number of customers estimated to be impacted from 130,000 to 92,000 customers.

According to the updated release, only two tribal communities will be impacted: Enterprise Rancheria and Mooretown Rancheria

  • Alpine County: 574 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
  • Amador County: 4,244 customers, 318 Medical Baseline customers
  • Butte County: 8,713 customers, 801 Medical Baseline customers
  • Calaveras County: 10,867 customers, 450 Medical Baseline customers
  • El Dorado County: 28,358 customers, 1,926 Medical Baseline customers
  • Fresno County: 466 customers, 16 Medical Baseline customers
  • Kern County: 5 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake County: 24 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa County: 2,378 customers, 104 Medical Baseline customers
  • Nevada County: 22,931 customers, 1,313 Medical Baseline customers
  • Placer County: 6,401 customers, 420 Medical Baseline customers
  • Plumas County: 344 customers, 20 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma County: 66 customers, 1 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tulare County: 233 customers, 3 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tuolumne County: 5,173 customers, 232 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yuba County: 1,507 customers, 125 Medical Baseline customers
  • Total: 92,286 customers, 5,736 Medical Baseline customers

*The following Tribal Community counts are included within the County level detail above.

  • Enterprise Rancheria Tribal community: 1 customer, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Mooretown Rancheria Tribal community: 5 customers, 1 Medical Baseline customer

Original story continues below.


(KTXL) — Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday that parts of 15 counties and five tribal communities could have their power shut off starting early Monday morning to avoid possible wildfires. 

According to PG&E, the shutoffs could impact roughly 130,000 customers in portions of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Lake, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sonoma, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Yuba counties.

Customers in the Dry Creek Rancheria, Jackson Rancheria, Middletown Rancheria, Shingle Springs Rancheria and Tuolumne tribal communities will also be affected. 

PG&E says the “high fire-risk conditions” are expected to arrive Sunday evening and possibly linger in some regions until Tuesday. 

“The highest probability areas for this (Public Safety Power Shutoff) are the Sierra foothills; the North Bay mountains and portions of the Central Coast,” PG&E said in a press release.

In past shutoffs, PG&E has given customers a two-day notice and cut power to fewer customers than expected.

  • Alpine County: 574 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
  • Amador County: 9,573 customers, 764 Medical Baseline customers
  • Calaveras County: 10,759 customers, 440 Medical Baseline customers
  • El Dorado County: 35,732 customers, 2,555 Medical Baseline customers
  • Fresno County: 1,292 customers, 74 Medical Baseline customers
  • Lake County: 1,223 customers, 67 Medical Baseline customers
  • Monterey County: 333 customers, 7 Medical Baseline customers
  • Napa County: 6,780 customers, 218 Medical Baseline customers
  • Nevada County: 25,938 customers, 1,509 Medical Baseline customers
  • Placer County: 24,918 customers, 1,586 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sierra County: 1,099 customers, 23 Medical Baseline customers
  • Sonoma County: 1,797 customers, 61 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tulare County: 276 customers, 4 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tuolumne County: 10,114 customers, 573 Medical Baseline customers
  • Yuba County: 312 customers, 40 Medical Baseline customers
  • Total: 130,722 customers, 7,928 Medical Baseline customers
  • Dry Creek Rancheria Tribal community: 8 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Jackson Rancheria Tribal community: 28 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Middletown Rancheria Tribal community: 8 customers, 0 Medical Baseline customers
  • Shingle Springs Rancheria Tribal community: 49 customers, 2 Medical Baseline customers
  • Tuolumne Tribal community: 100 customers, 5 Medical Baseline customers

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