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

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
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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