Unfortunately, rotating outages are most likely to occur during the hottest days of the year. This is because high temperatures mean many people are using air conditioners to cool their home. To reduce the impact on the grid in a way that will allow most people to keep power throughout these heat waves, customers in high usage areas (usually very hot areas) are most likely to be part of these rotating outages. We do try to minimize impacts to our customers who are experiencing a rotating outage by limiting the outage to approximately an hour per customer block.
You can visit www.pge.com/rotatingoutages to look up your outage block, and identify if you will be impacted.