The energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions. Through this system (or "grid"), distant areas may be connected by the same power lines. Therefore, when power must be shut off in an area experiencing high winds or other extreme weather conditions, customers who share the same power lines—even some distance away—will also have their power turned off. This is done for the safety of all communities and customers.
Articles in this section
- What are the benefits of the Enhanced Power Line Safety Settings?
- When are you required to patrol a line when an Enhanced Power Line Safety Setting trips?
- What do Enhanced Power Line Safety Settings do?
- What is an Enhanced Power Line Safety Setting?
- What is PG&E doing to mitigate the potential for equipment-sparked wildfires?
- What can I do to prepare for a storm?
- Why is PG&E installing Surge Arresters?
- What is a surge arrester?
- Why does the Enhanced Power Line Safety Setting cause the outage to last longer?
- Are Enhanced Power Line Safety Settings only located in High Fire Threat areas?