PSPS Event Impacting Small Portions of Monterey and San Benito Counties

Yesterday afternoon we told about 1,300 customers in small portions of Monterey and San Benito counties about the Public Safety Power Shutoff this morning because of a forecast of severe weather including dry winds. Please note about 5,200 customers in the original scope are dropped due to improved weather conditions.

Here is the final impacted customer count:

Monterey 1,233 customers
San Benito72 customers

High winds can cause tree branches and debris to contact energized electric lines, potentially leading to a wind-driven wildfire. As a result, we may need to turn off power during severe weather. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff, or PSPS. PG&E will not take any chances with customer safety. The sole focus of a PSPS is to keep our customers safe. PSPS continues to be a tool that we use as a last resort to keep customers safe.

Three Community Resource Centers are open starting today from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. to support these impacted customers:

Salinas Valley Fairgrounds (Indoor) 625 Division St., King City, 93930
San Antonio Union School (Outdoor)67550 Lockwood Jolon Road, Lockwood, 93932
Soledad Community Center (Indoor)560 Walker Drive, Soledad, 93960  

Each center offers ADA-accessible restrooms, device charging, Wi-Fi, blankets, air conditioning, bottled water, snacks, and other supplies.

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