PG&E: Rotating power outages impacting the Central Coast – KSBW Monterey

UPDATE: Based on current power usage forecasts, the state’s electric grid operator, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), has directed PG&E to conduct rotating power outages in the early to late evening Saturday.PG&E says the outages are expected to affect approximately 220,000 PG&E customers in portions of the Central Coast and Central Valley, including Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Joaquin counties. No customers should be impacted overnight. California Independent Operator said they declared the Stage 3 Emergency at 6:28 p.m., due to increased electricity demand, the unexpected loss of a 470-MW power plant, and loss of 1,000 MW of wind power.—————————————————————————————————————————PG&E has initiated rotating power outages at the direction of California’s Independent System Operator, according to the official Twitter page for the South Bay and Central Coast.PG&E says the rotating power outages will impact 200K – 250k customers. The action contradicts a tweet sent early Saturday afternoon by CAISO saying they are expected to cover electrical demands and they’re not planning a declared state emergency.The city of Monterey confirmed the rotating outages and said they will last up to 2 hours. The city’s Twitter account says PG&E was given 10 minutes notice.We will update this article with more information as it comes in.

UPDATE: Based on current power usage forecasts, the state’s electric grid operator, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), has directed PG&E to conduct rotating power outages in the early to late evening Saturday.

PG&E says the outages are expected to affect approximately 220,000 PG&E customers in portions of the Central Coast and Central Valley, including Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Joaquin counties. No customers should be impacted overnight.

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California Independent Operator said they declared the Stage 3 Emergency at 6:28 p.m., due to increased electricity demand, the unexpected loss of a 470-MW power plant, and loss of 1,000 MW of wind power.

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PG&E has initiated rotating power outages at the direction of California’s Independent System Operator, according to the official Twitter page for the South Bay and Central Coast.

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PG&E says the rotating power outages will impact 200K – 250k customers.

The action contradicts a tweet sent early Saturday afternoon by CAISO saying they are expected to cover electrical demands and they’re not planning a declared state emergency.

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The city of Monterey confirmed the rotating outages and said they will last up to 2 hours. The city’s Twitter account says PG&E was given 10 minutes notice.

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We will update this article with more information as it comes in.