PG&E warns of possible power shutoffs in North County

July 3, 2024


Amid extreme heat and high fire risk, PG&E has announced an elevated chance of power shutoffs beginning Friday in some of the northernmost communities of San Luis Obispo County.

The potential public safety power shutoffs could be enacted in the Oak Shores community within Heritage Ranch, as well as some areas north and east of San Miguel, including Indian Valley, Hog Canyon and Ranchita Canyon. The possible outages could impact about 2,300 customers in San Luis Obispo County.

Power outages may begin between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Friday. Officials expect power would be restored on Saturday.

Weather and potential equipment damage can impact the restoration time.


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Extreme heat and high fire risk are common events in California, and this is the first week of July. What are the chances that the power-downs will prevent a fire in the areas chosen, unless they know the equipment in substandard in these areas.

What do they expect people who work and indoor animals at home like cats and dogs to do?

What a joke. These crook’s control us through everything now, including your power during the hottest heatwave yet. No fire yet, but let’s turn your power off just in case. You really think they turn it off in all the other states that get blazing hot? They do this to remind us who’s in control and to not poke the bear.

According to, California ranks 29th in number of power outages in the nation, and 30th for duration of those outages.

“No fire yet,” and let’s keep it that way.