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    PG&E warns 525,000-plus customers to prepare for rolling blackouts

    September 8, 2022 - Jason Green, Bay Area News Group


      OAKLAND — For a second day in a row, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. warned more than half a million customers to prepare for possible rolling blackouts as a historic heat wave continued.

      PG&E on Wednesday afternoon notified 525,277 customers that their power could be turned off. In a statement, the utility said the outages would affect customers for one to two hours.

      “Rotating outages would relieve stress on the grid to help prevent more widespread outages,” PG&E said.

      PG&E customers can visit to check if their area may be affected.

      On Tuesday, the heat wave drove the state’s electricity demand to a new record and pushed its power grid closer to overloading than it’s been in two years, but widespread power outages were ultimately avoided thanks in part to conservation efforts.

      PG&E was working Wednesday to restore power from outages caused by the heat wave. Nearly 24,000 customers, the majority in the South Bay, remained without power Wednesday night.

      Check back for updates.

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