Rolling outages could hit several Bay Area counties Thursday evening, PG&E says

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Thursday, June 17, 2021
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Several counties across the San Francisco Bay Area region could experience rolling outage Thursday evening amid a heat wave that's putting a strain on the state's power grid.

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) officials say the state's power grid operator issued a Grid Warning Thursday afternoon indicating that some customers could be impacted by outages.

Here are the counties that could be impacted:

  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • San Mateo
  • Sonoma
  • San Francisco
  • Monterey
  • Solano
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Clara

PG&E said approximately 121,000 customers statewide would see their power shutoff between 7 and 9 p.m..

The announcement of potential outages comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation Thursday to free up additional energy capacity.

For the latest on PG&E outages across the Bay Area click here.