Oct 18, 2017

PG&E Restores Nearly All Electric Customers, Gains Access to Additional 6,000 Homes and Businesses as it Continues Restoration Efforts in Wildfire Zones

Santa Rosa, CA
USA
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Business Wire
Workers from PG&E work on replacing a downed power line on Cleveland Ave. Oct. 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa, Calif. Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle
Workers from PG&E work on replacing a downed power line on Cleveland Ave. Oct. 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa, Calif. Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle

After more than a week of around-the-clock restoration work, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said today that it restored electric power to 97 percent of customers who can receive it. Late today, the company also reported it was granted access by CAL FIRE to an additional 6,000 homes and businesses, reducing the number of customers the company cannot access to about 400. The company expects to restore service to these 6,000 additional customers within the next 24 to 48 hours and get access through CAL FIRE for the remaining 400. PG&E also said it expects to restore gas service to all remaining customers who can receive it by Wednesday evening.