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Amid extreme heat, forecasted offshore dry wind event means PG&E might need to proactively turn off

State grid operator’s Flex Alert remains in effect, calling for power conservation from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.


By ONME Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continues to monitor a potentially widespread, strong and dry offshore wind event forecasted to start Monday evening and continue through midday Wednesday. Given the expected conditions, PG&E began its 24-hour advance notifications to customers in areas where PG&E may need to proactively turn off power for safety to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines. PG&E is learning from past PSPS events, and this year will be making events smaller in size, shorter in length and smarter for customers.

Monday Flex Alert: