If rotating outages are needed, PG&E will post information at Rotating Outages Status to show the order in which PG&E will likely proceed, if ordered by CAISO to turn off power. Estimated restoration times are 2-3 hours after the outage starts.
Rotating outages are due to strain on California’s grid. The need for outages is determined by the statewide grid operator and not PG&E. Rotating outages are not related to any issues with PG&E’s equipment or its ability to deliver energy locally.