California on Edge as PG&E’s Power Outage Plan Goes Into Effect

By [email protected] Earlier this year, Pacific Gas & Electric warned that its new fire-prevention grid outage plan, meant to prevent a repeat of last year’s deadly Camp Fire that drove it into bankruptcy, could leave hundreds of thousands of its customers in the dark.

High winds and dry condtions have forced PG&E to put this plan into action this week.

On Tuesday, PG&E announced plans to cut power to about 525,000 customer accounts across 34 counties over the next two days. It’s by far the biggest public safety power shutoff (PSPS) event in state history, dwarfing the 60,000 customers that PG&E blacked out

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