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Power Outages By PG&E In Northern And Central California This Week


Power blackouts are likely again for Hundreds and thousands of customers of Californian this week to prevent wildfire. On Monday, it will likely have to do it again this week, said by the biggest utility. PG&E says it may leave parts of the stat in the dark again.

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Pacific Gas & Electric Corp (PG&E) said on Sunday it was monitoring extreme weather conditions forecast for later this week. More than 200,000 customers in 15 countries in northern and central California were notified to alert than that their power could shut off for as long as 48 hours, starting Wednesday.

About as many as a half-million people could be affected on Wednesday. Most of the impact will be felt in Sierra Foothills, and the northern part of the San Francisco Bay area said by the utility. High wind and dry conditions would lead to the critical risk of wildfires sparked by faulty electric lines, said by PG&E. PG&E called for a safety power shut off due to the climate changes.

Earlier this month, almost 800,000 customers had their power turned off after the company reported high winds across the northern part of the state, which historically is the event that causes the most destructive wildfires in California history, said by PG&E meteorologist Scott Streifel.

The company has previously said it’s probable that its equipment started the 2018 Campfire when the power line touched nearby trees. The 2018 Campfire was the deadliest and most destructive blaze as, after the investigation, it was found that the fire killed 85 peoples and destroyed thousands of structures. The utility has agreed to pay billions of dollars in damages.

PG&E’s answer to everything is just to shut off the power so that we can’t get blamed for it. It has been avoided as it is a major inconvenience that is going to cost companies billions of dollars.