PG&E Plans More Power Shutoffs to Begin Wednesday

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Traffic lights in the Sonoma area that were out due to power shutoffs on October 10, 2019 in Sonoma, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

PG&E tells customers that it will again shut off power to Northern California communities this week to reduce the risk of power lines sparking wildfires. The shutoffs will affect 179,000 customers, mostly in the Sierra foothills and parts of the Bay Area. The move comes less than two weeks after the company shut off power to 2 million people across the region. We’ll get the latest news and hear from Sen. Scott Wiener about his proposed bill to limit and regulate blackouts in the state.


Scott Wiener, California state senator

Lisa Pickoff-White, data reporter and senior producer, KQED

Melissa Subbotin, spokesperson, PG&E