Planned power outage for Northeast Shasta, Northwest Lassen counties as PG&E upgrades substation to improve reliability

An overnight planned power outage will impact communities in Northeast Shasta and Northwest Lassen counties the night of Thursday, Nov. 18 while Pacific Gas and Electric Company performs substation upgrades. This includes the communities of Fall River Mills, McArthur, Bieber, Nubieber and Little Valley.

About 3,000 PG&E customers were notified by letter of the planned power outage starting about 10 p.m. Thursday and lasting until about 7 a.m. Friday so PG&E crews can safely perform work at a substation in Fall River Mills.

“We have worked hard to keep this power outage as short as possible and occur at a time so there is minimum inconvenience to customers” said Joe Wilson, Vice President of PG&E’s North Valley and Sierra Region. ”PG&E is making a $56 million investment to upgrade electrical equipment at our Pit 1 Powerhouse substation that will improve reliability for customers.”

PG&E has notified the counties of Shasta and Lassen, critical customers like Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills and emergency agencies to ensure they are prepared.

Upgrades at the substation began in September and should be completed in late 2022.


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