UKIAH, 10/8/19 -- The City of Ukiah has announced that they do not expect to lose power during the planned outage that PG&E has scheduled for tonight. However, they also caution that "this is an extreme weather event impacting multiple regions which could cause instability in power transmission and result in outages. As such, residents should prepare for outages."
Ukiah operates its own local, municipal grid, but receives power from PG&E's high powered transmission lines.
Here is their statement:
CITY OF UKIAH ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY POTENTIAL PSPS EVENT AT THIS TIME
Ukiah, CA. October 8, 2019. – At this time, PG&E has indicated that the City of Ukiah electric system will not be affected by the current PG&E initiated PSPS event. However, this is an extreme weather event impacting multiple regions which could cause instability in power transmission and result in outages. As such, residents should prepare for outages.
Due to mapping limitations, PG&E’s PSPS maps show a general area of power outages that overlap into City limits, but as stated above, City of Ukiah electric customers are not anticipated to be affected by the current PSPS event. If you are unsure whether or not you are a City of Ukiah electric customer, you can verify this information by checking your electric utility bill. It is anticipated that some areas immediately outside of the City limits and throughout the inland and unincorporated county will be impacted by this event.
The City of Ukiah is monitoring this event and will provides updates as we receive them.
We encourage City of Ukiah residents to be prepared for a PSPS event:
• Sign up for Nixle alerts (emergency notifications via text message and/or email) to receive updates about power outages and other emergency notifications: www.Nixle.com
• City of Ukiah Police Department Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ukiahpolice/
• Visit www.CityofUkiah.com/PSPS to learn more
• Review the City of Ukiah’s Office of Emergency Management page: www.cityofukiah.com/office-of-emergency-management
• During a PSPS event, call the outage phone line at (707)463-6288 for updates
• Use 911 for life-threatening emergencies only
• Learn more about how to prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff at www.prepareforpowerdown.com
• Mendocino County Sheriff’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MendocinoSheriff/
• Mendocino County Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mendocinocounty/
• Visit PG&E PSPS information page: https://www.pge.com/…/wildfires/public-safety-power-shutoff…
For more information, please contact: Traci Boyl, Management Analyst to the City Manager’s Office at [email protected]