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PG&E Determines to Not Proceed With Public Safety Power Shutoff Planned for Portions of Eight Northern California Counties


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has determined that it will not
proceed with plans today for a Public Safety Power Shutoff in portions
of eight Northern California counties, as weather conditions did not
warrant this safety measure.

On Tuesday, PG&E began notifying approximately 70,000 customers in
portions of Northern California of the potential that the company would
turn off power for safety given forecasts of extreme fire danger
conditions. PG&E will now notify customers directly via automated calls,
texts and emails that the potential Public Safety Power Shutoff has been

"We want to thank our customers for their understanding and for their
actions in preparation of a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff. We
know how much our customers rely on electric service, and we will only
consider temporarily turning off power in the interest of safety and as
a last resort during extreme weather conditions to reduce the risk of
wildfire," said Pat Hogan, PG&E senior vice president of Electric

PG&E continues to remind customers who live in high-fire-danger areas to
have a plan. Customers can learn whether their home or business is in or
near a high fire-threat area by reviewing the
California Public Utilities Commission's High Fire-Threat District map
They can also visit
to determine whether their home or business is served by an electric
line that may be turned off for safety.

To learn more about PG&E's work to reduce the risk of wildfires, visit

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E
(NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas
and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San
Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of
the nation's cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and
Central California. For more information, visit

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