06/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/15/2021 10:19
Release Date: June 15, 2021
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - After unseasonably cool weather in parts of Northern and Central California over the past few weeks, the first true heat wave of summer arrives this week.
Temperatures are forecast to begin climbing on Wednesday (June 16) through the weekend. Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) in-house meteorologists say that a strong area of high pressure will develop over the desert Southwest this week resulting in a warming trend that will see triple-digit heat return. Daytime maximums could top out in the 105 to 110-degree range through the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys with 90s to near 100 degrees possible across inland Bay Area valleys.
If the elevated heat leads to outages, PG&E has a plan to address any issues that come from the high temperatures and crews monitoring the situation are ready to respond. We encourage customers to be prepared, stay cool and hydrated and practice safety by developing an emergency plan and checking in on neighbors.
The California Independent Operator, which runs the state's grid, issued a heat bulletin on Friday, June 11. 'Although no outages or other power disruptions are anticipated right now,' CAISO says, it issued the bulletin 'to prepare the public for possible stressed grid conditions caused by extreme hot weather.' CAISO has told all generators to defer maintenance next Wednesday to Friday. To review tips on conserving energy and sign up for notifications from CAISO, visit FlexAlert.org.
Energy conservation tips
Here are ways for customers to reduce energy use during hours when grid-demand peaks.:
Outage safety tips
And here are ways for customers to stay safe if outages occur:
Although we do not anticipate initiating any Public Safety Power Shutoff events over the next seven days, being prepared remains important. For more tips on how to stay safe and save energy, visit pge.com/summer.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.