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Power for most PG&E shutoffs restored, So Cal Edison customers still face possible shutoffs

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 15:28:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: Pacific Gas and Electric issued an "all clear" for Kern County Public Safety Power Shutoffs. In a release, PG&E said: "Due to improved weather conditions, Kern and San Joaquin Counties were removed from the scope of this PSPS. This morning, PG&E meteorologists began issuing the weather all clear for portions of areas impacted by the PSPS. Restorations have begun where possible."

So Cal Edison is listing about 5,300 Kern County customers as being under consideration for shutoffs.


Despite high winds across the state and in Kern County, it appears power has been restored to hundreds of local customers who were impacted by public safety power shutoffs.

Pacific Gas and Electric implemented public safety power shutoffs Sunday which impacted more than 600 Kern County customers. The shutoffs began Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. and PG&E had originally said power would be fully restored by 10 p.m. Monday night. However, at last check power was restored to all local PG&E customers who were impacted by the shutoff.

PG&E is offering resources to those that have been affected by the shutoffs including portable chargers and back-up batteries for medical equipment. The electric company will also offer vouchers for those that need to stay in a hotel.

You can visit the PG&E website to see if you will be affected or to see a complete map of those areas already affected.

Down south Southern California Edison is already in the process of its power shutoffs. About 5,100 of the more than 122,000 customers have had their power shut off but there are currently no Kern County customers being impacted.

So Cal Edison is listing about 5,300 Kern County customers as being under consideration for shutoffs.