PG&E To Make Improvements To Future PSPS Events

PG&E To Make Improvements To Future PSPS Events

PG&E recently completed a report for the California Public Utility Commission informing the agency on the recently completed “Public Safety Power Shutoff”. The company is in the process of making both short and longer-term improvements for any future PSPS events, including: notifying customers of possible upcoming de-energization between 8 A.M. and 9 P.M. whenever possible, providing county offices of emergency services, first responders and state agencies with more detailed information and detailed maps of affected customers and communities. Notifying communities of estimated time of restoration more frequently during the patrol and restore processes after the weather has subsided and creating processes to try to reduce restoration times. Additionally, PG&E has participated in public meetings and has received feedback about this first PSPS event and continues to remind customers to update their contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours and to practice an emergency plan to keep safe during an outage. Information and tips including a safety plan checklist are available at pge.com/wildfiresafety.

Written by KVGC Staff

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