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

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.

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