PG&E calls off PSPS originally planned to impact 130k customers


After scaling it down drastically, PG&E has now completely called off a public safety power shutoff that was originally expected to impact 132,000 customers across 16 counties.

PG&E says weather conditions were not as dire as expected over Sunday night into Monday morning, relieving the need for the shutoff. Winds were not as strong in lower elevations and humidity did not drop to levels that meteorologists had anticipated.

High fire-risk conditions were expected to arrive late Sunday evening, with high winds forecast to peak Monday and linger in some regions until early Tuesday.

PG&E initially said there was a high probability the shutoff would impact parts of the North Bay but Bay Area counties were removed from the list of anticipated shutoff areas by Sunday.