Power Shutoffs New Norm During Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions, Interview With PG&E’s Paul Moreno

Jun 12, 2019

PG&E crew work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. after the Camp Fire destroyed much of the California town.
Credit Rich Pedronchelli / AP Photo

We expect to do several each year, but it depends on weather conditions - Paul Moreno, PG&E Spokesman

Extreme fire danger prompted Pacific Gas & Electric Company to interrupt electricity service to thousands over the weekend, in order to reduce the risk of wildfire.


NSPR’s Marc Albert spoke with PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno about the company’s decision to trigger precautionary blackouts when dangerous fire weather conditions are occurring.


PG&E held a public forum about their new Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program Tues evening at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Redding.

Another public forum about the shutoffs will be held at 6 p.m. Wed, June 12, at Manzanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Ave. in Chico.