October 5, 2022

SMUD restores strength to 16,000 in Sacramento;  Power outage hits Vacaville

SMUD restores strength to 16,000 in Sacramento; Power outage hits Vacaville

Utility crews have restored power to thousands of customers after outages were reported in Sacramento and Vacaville on Monday afternoon. More than 16,000 customers were without power in the Arden area of ​​Sacramento, before 3 p.m., according to SMUD’s blackout map. By 3:50 PM, power was restored. SMUD said that a tree hit power lines near Northrop and Howe Roads. In Vacaville, more than 5,800 customers were affected by another outage that occurred in about the same time period, according to a map from Pacific Gas & Electric (Video above: Monday’s high temperature timeline). The reason for the outage, according to the Vacaville Police Department. But a PG&E spokesperson told KCRA 3 it was unaware of the fire and was investigating the cause. By 4 p.m., the PG&E outage map no longer shows outage in the area. Thousands were without electricity earlier in the day in El Dorado County, but power has since returned there. The unplanned outages come as California officials called for a significant increase in energy conservation efforts by people in homes and businesses this week. “We have now entered the most intense phase of this heat wave,” Elliott Mainzer, president of the California Independent System Operator, or Cal ISO, said Monday. He said the state network will need roughly two to three times as many saves from people across the state in homes and businesses as it was recently during flexible alerts. Officials warned of the possibility of a power outage. This story is developing. Stay with KCRA 3 for updates.

Utility crews have restored power to thousands of customers after outages were reported in Sacramento and Vacaville on Monday afternoon.

More than 16,000 customers were without power in the Arden area of ​​Sacramento, before 3 p.m., according to SMUD’s blackout map. By 3:50 PM, power was restored.

SMUD said that a tree hit power lines near Northrop and Howe Roads.

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In Vacaville, more than 5,800 customers were affected by another outage that occurred in about the same time period, according to a map from Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

  • (Video above: Monday’s high temperature timeline.)

A fire in the lawn is believed to be the cause of the outage, according to the Vacaville Police Department. But a PG&E spokesperson told KCRA 3 it was unaware of the fire and was investigating the cause.

By 4 p.m., the PG&E outage map no longer shows outage in the area.

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Thousands were without electricity earlier in the day in El Dorado County, but power has since returned there.

Unplanned outages come as California officials He called for a significant increase in energy conservation efforts By people in homes and businesses this week.

“We have now entered the most severe phase in this heatwave,” Elliott Mainzer, president of the California Independent System Operator, or Cal ISO, said Monday.

He said the state network will need about two to three times as much saves from people across the state in homes and businesses as it has recently during flexible alerts.

Officials warned of the possibility of alternating power outages.

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This story is developing. Stay with KCRA 3 for updates.