Could take days to restore power
Singh said PG&E has already activated an emergency operation center that is staffed during all hours of the day.
In the news conference, he said some of the utility company’s customers may have their power shut off “even though the weather conditions in their specific location are not extreme.”
“(That’s) because of the interconnected nature of our electrical grid and the power lines working together to provide electricity to cities, counties and regions,” Singh said.
And power will take several days to restore as the company inspects its equipment to make sure there’s no damage, he said.
“We very much understand the inconvenience and difficulties such a power outage would cause and we do not take or make this decision lightly,” he said. “This decision … was really focused on ensuring that we’re continuing to maintain the safety of our customers and our communities.”