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Plumas residents should plan for a countywide power outage on Labor Day

Plumas County Sheriff Todd Johns reached out to Plumas News to alert residents of the potential for a countywide power outage on Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Sheriff Johns said that he had been alerted by PG&E that Plumas would be one of 10 counties impacted if the power grid reaches capacity. No time for the outage was given.

Sheriff Johns asks all Plumas County residents to make advanced preparations such as cooling their homes down overnight and closing shades, etc. during the day. As of now there are no plans to open cooling centers in the county.

The following information was provided by PG&E in relation to rotating power outages:

  • The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) decides when rotating outages are necessary to reduce demand on the power grid.
  • You may be notified by text, email and/or phone before PG&E enacts a rotating outage in your area. Outages typically last 1-2 hours.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.


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