How long will PGE turn off power? A rotating outage typically lasts one to two hours.
What is the reason the power is out? A power outage can be caused by a failure at any step in the process of delivering electricity. A shortage of generation (pictured in green and red), a failure in the transmission system (pictured in dark blue), or a failure in the distribution system (pictured in black) can all result in power outages.
Is PG&E doing rolling blackouts? There are no current plans for rotating outages.
Why is PG&E turning off power? PUBLISHED: August 17, 2021 at 8:07 p.m. | UPDATED: August 18, 2021 at 4:20 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Tuesday night began shutting off power to 51,000 customers in Northern California to reduce the risk of sparking new wildfires amid dry and windy conditions.