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PG&E Power Shut-Offs May Return

SF Gate-


For the millions of Californians sticking close to home during the coronavirus pandemic, unwelcome news from PG&E has landed: The dreaded Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) may be coming back.

The beleaguered company claims that, unlike last year’s days-long shutoffs, this year any power outages due to dangerous wildfire conditions will be shorter and smaller.

“PG&E is upgrading its electric system to prevent wildfires and reduce the impact of future PSPS events on our customers,” PG&E said in a statement. “The company’s efforts this year are expected to reduce the number of customers affected by a potential PSPS event by about one-third compared to a similar weather event last year.”

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