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PG&E Shutoff: Up To 800,000 Californians Could Lose Power This Week

October 9, 2019

Via: Forbes

Topline: In an effort to prevent wildfires, California’s top electricity provider will shut off service for up to 800,000 residents, the largest intentional outage undertaken by the company.

  • The company, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is proactively cutting off service due to high winds and low humidity forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. Previous California wildfires have occurred under similar weather conditions.
  • If PG&E didn’t shut off service, the company fears that the wind could cause their equipment to start fires.

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