Pacific Gas and Electric executed a modified Public Safety Power Shutoff in Kern County on Thursday, October 10.
The impact in Bakersfield was about 4,000 customers, far fewer than originally expected.
One sewer lift station was affected by the shutoff and crews installed a generator to restore power in the meantime.
ORIGINAL STORY (10/9/19):
Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison have issued warnings that Kern County may be affected by a planned Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) starting as early as the morning of Thursday, October 10, due to a wind weather event expected to move into the region.
The potentially impacted area includes parts of the City of Bakersfield, including areas covering parts of northwest Bakersfield, southwest Bakersfield, east Bakersfield and northeast Bakersfield. The City of Bakersfield is aware of the potential for power shutoffs in these areas and is prepared to continue to provide public safety and other City services if power is disrupted.
Customers located in the impacted areas will be contacted directly by their respective utility provider. PG&E customers are encouraged to visit pge.com/pspsupdates for the most up-to-date Public Safety Power Shutoff information and update contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-866-743-6589 to ensure alerts are received.
Please note, the City of Bakersfield does not regulate the operations of utilities and does not determine the locations or duration of planned power shutoffs.