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Rotating outages could affect Central Coast with no warning

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CENTRAL COAST, Calif. - PG&E company has issued a statement to NewsChannel stating that their San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara County customers could experience rotating blackouts this week without warning.

PG&E said that when the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) sends an alert, the utility company is supposed to turn off power within 10 minutes of the alert.

The utility company said CAISO will tell them to remove a certain amount power from the grid, then the company will look to complete CAISO's request.

PG&E said it will try and ensure that customers who experience a rotating outage one day won’t have to endure it in the following days.

PG&E continues to urge its customers to conserve energy as above-normal temperatures were expected to dominate across it's service area Monday and are expected to continue at least through Wednesday.

For more information about outages and how to be prepared, click here.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County

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Sarah Maugaotega

Sarah Maugaotega is a producer at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.


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