Help Prevent Power Outages

Help Prevent Power Outages
Posted on 08/17/2020
HeatwaveSaving Energy to Help Prevent Power Outages

Over the next week, California and the rest of the West Coast will face a historic heatwave that will put pressure on our energy grid.  In order to avoid electricity shortages, states like California are asking businesses and residents to reduce energy usage in order to prevent service interruptions. It’s especially important to limit energy usage from 3 pm to 10 pm, especially air conditioning, electric car charging and other energy intensive technology.

● Sign up to receive Flex Alert notifications from your utility provider to help California conserve energy during times of grid stress.

Three things you can do to help prevent power outages during this heatwave:

1. Pre-cool your home at 72° overnight & in the morning.
2. Turn your A/C to 78° or higher from 3-10pm
3. Avoid major appliance use from 3-10pm

Learn more flexalert.org

How will I know if my power will go out?

All PG&E customers with current contact information on file should be notified by call, email and text to alert them to the possibility of rotating outages.

The group numbers at the following link represent the order in which PG&E will be ordered to turn off power by CAISO if outages are needed. There is also a look up tool, to find your address and it’s group number.

Estimated restoration times are 2-3 hours after the outage actually starts. The situation remains dynamic and shutoff times may change. Check back at this page frequently for updates.

https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/planning-and-preparedness/safety-and-preparedness/find-your-rotating-outage-block/find-your-rotating-outage-block.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_rotatingoutages