Public Safety Power Shutdowns (PSPS) Announced in Sonoma County
Nov. 20, 2019, Sonoma County, CA – As a preventative measure due to dry wind weather patterns, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) prompted a Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS) in some areas of Sonoma County starting Wednesday, Nov. 20. Sonoma County is one of many counties included within this large-scale effort by PG&E.
The power will be turned off to communities in stages, depending on local timing of the severe wind conditions. Given the prolonged period during which the wind event will unfold, and the large number of power line miles that will need to be inspected before restoration, customers are being asked to prepare for an extended outage of up to 48 hours. PG&E will work with state and local agencies to provide updated restoration timelines following the conclusion of the severe weather event.
Some Sonoma County businesses, including hotels, wineries, restaurants and attractions are impacted by the outage. Guests are encouraged to check directly with the business they plan on visiting to confirm they are operating as normal. PG&E released outage maps and advised customers to visit a new sister site dedicated to providing shutoff information: psps.ss.pge.com.
Community Resource Centers
The centers provide restrooms, bottled water, electronic device charging and air-conditioned seating. Mobile resource stations (vans), when available, will provide bottled water, phone-charging and latest information for customers.
Within Sonoma County, there are three centers:
- Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, open 4pm-8pm
- Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, open 8am-8pm
- Citrus Fair, 1 Citrus Fair, Cloverdale, open 8am-8pm
For more information on PG&E and public safety power shutoffs, and to monitor the situation visit https://www.pge.com.
About Sonoma County Tourism
Sonoma County Tourism (SCT) is the official destination stewardship organization for California's Sonoma County. SCT is a private, non-profit marketing and sales organization dedicated to sustaining the hospitality economy in Sonoma County, California. Tourism generates $2.175 billion annually for the local economy, $193.8 million in government revenue, and supports more than 22,300 jobs. To protect the destination’s resources – both natural and human – for residents and travelers for many generations to come, SCT has instituted a new Sonoma County travel pledge. For more information, call 707-522-5800 or 800-576-6662, or visit www.sonomacounty.com.
Director, Global Media Relations
Sonoma County Tourism