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Pacific Gas and Electric fully restores power in California

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 13, 2019
Pacific Gas and Electric Company said that every customer impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) had their power restored as of Saturday afternoon.
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The last group of customers in Amador and Calaveras counties were restored at approximately at 6 p.m. today.

Topics: Pacific Gas and Electric California

Approximately 738,000 customers in 34 counties were impacted by the widespread, severe wind event. PG&E initiated the PSPS for community and customer safety shortly after midnight on Wednesday due to dry, windy weather and elevated fire risk across its service area. Wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour were recorded Wednesday evening and into Thursday.

Once the weather subsided and the "all clear" was given to start the patrol and restoration process, the vast majority of customers who were affected by the PSPS were restored within 48 hours.