PG&E Undergrounds Wires To Reduce Shutoff Impacts For 11K In SoCo

30 June 2021

SONOMA COUNTY, CA — Pacific Gas and Electric Company crews are placing power lines underground in Santa Rosa to help prevent some 11,000 customers from being impacted by a Public Safety Power Shutoff during severe weather conditions, the utility company said this week.

High winds can cause tree branches and debris to contact energized electric lines, damage electrical equipment and cause a wildfire. As a result, PG&E may need to turn off power for public safely, or a PSPS.

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