SoCal Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric Warn of Potential Safety Shutoffs
By Josh Beckerman
Edison International unit Southern California Edison said power
shutoffs intended to reduce wildfire risk are under consideration
for 165,007 customers, about 3.3% of its total, after the National
Weather Service issued a "Red Flag" warning for parts of Southern
California through noon Thursday.
Shutoffs are under consideration for 55,912 customers in Ventura
County. Power is currently shut off for less than 1% of the
utility's customers overall.
Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas and Electric said 31,444 customers
could have shutoffs.
The National Weather Service said the warning is in effect for
much of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, due to gusty Santa Ana
winds and low humidity.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
December 23, 2020 17:43 ET (22:43 GMT)
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