Widespread rolling blackouts averted but PG&E outages still possible due to weather-related issues

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Power outages force early closures for South Bay businesses
Dozens of South Bay businesses posted signs warning customers about early closures due to power loss Tuesday.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Amid a record-breaking demand for energy due to a statewide heat wave, PG&E warned customers Tuesday of possible rolling blackouts.

However, at 8 p.m. California ISO ended its Energy Emergency Alert 3, saying the grid had recovered thanks to residents conserving energy.

Although that's a huge sigh of relief for many Californians that doesn't mean outages still aren't possible for PG&E customers.

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As of 8:30 p.m., there are more than 50,000 PG&E customers without power in the Bay Area, some have been in the dark since Monday.

A vast majority of those impacted residents are in the South Bay in areas like Morgan Hill, Campbell, Cupertino and San Jose.

Earlier in the day on Tuesday, PG&E posted a list of blocks that would likely be impacted by power outages if and when the power grid could no longer bear the brunt of the energy demand.

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Here's a list of those blocks:

4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4I, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4M, 4O, 4P, 4Q, 4R, 4S, 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5I, 5J, 5K, 5L, 5M, 5O, 5P, 5Q, 5R, 5S, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, 6E, 6F, 6G, 6H, 6I, 6J, 6K, 6L, 6M, 6O, 6P, 6Q, 6R, 6S, 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F, 7G, 7H, 7I, 7J, 7K, 7L, 7M, 7O, 7P, 7Q, 7R, 7S, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 8F, 8G, 8H, 8I, 8J, 8K, 8L, 8M, 8O, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 8S

You can see if your home would have been impacted by going to PG&E's website and/or looking up your address, here.

At the height of energy use, PG&E officials said they have contacted 525,000 customers to let them know of possible rotating outages lasting one to two hours.

Below is PG&E's map with the latest outages, however, it warns customers that it may take 10 to 25 minutes for an outage to show up.

For a better experience, click here to view the full map in a new window