The threat of wildfires might lead to more than 100,000 Californians losing power, this as PG&E Corp. looks to avoid issues stemming from last year’s lawsuit settlement for their role in devastating wildfires in 2018, according to FOX Business.
Nine northern California counties including Yuba, Sonoma and Napa could see their power supply cut by PG&E with wildfires a possibility. According to PG&E, “hot, dry and windy weather” is prompting the potential preemptive move, all done to prevent the start and spread of wildfires throughout the region.
PG&E is wary in light of last fall when active power lines snapped sparking the Camp Fire, California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire with 86 deaths and more than 153,000 acres destroyed.
All told, 124,000 consumers could be affected by any cut to power. Currently in California, the Walker Fire is the largest fire of the season with more than 54,000 acres burned.
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