In the event of a Stage 3 Emergency, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) will communicate to California’s utilities the amount of energy “load,” in megawatts (MWs), that needs to be taken offline. Once notified, PG&E then targets circuit blocks to meet the required energy total provided by the CAISO. Your circuit block can be found on your utility bill or you can use our Outage Block Lookup tool at www.pge.com/rotatingoutages. PG&E manages and rotates the outage across groups of "circuit blocks" throughout the service territory to protect the integrity of our electric system, while limiting the inconvenience to any one customer or community.
Due to the rotational nature of these outages, an effort is made to ensure that customers are not impacted by back-to-back events over the course of multi-day extreme weather events.
You can check www.pge.com/rotatingoutages to see if your neighborhood might be impacted.