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PG&E Investigating Outage That Knocked Out Power to 24,000 Customers in East Contra Costa County

by ECT

Pacific Gas and Electric said Friday that it is still investigating what caused a power outage to customers in the City of Antioch, City of Brentwood and City of Oakley on Thursday.

The outage began at 4:10 pm where the East Bay experienced a transmission-level outage. At the peak, 24,776 customers in parts of Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood were affected.  Power was restored by 5:25 pm.

All effected customers have had their power restored as of Friday.

“The safety of our customers and the communities we serve is our most important responsibility,“ said Tamar Sarkissian. “The cause of the outage is under investigation.”

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2 comments

Robert C. Jan 14, 2022 - 1:03 pm

“Transmission-level outage”? Doublespeak. Clearly, they know WHAT failed ever if they don’t know exactly WHY it failed.

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Jeffrey Jan 14, 2022 - 11:13 pm

And they want us all to switch to electric cars. What’s gonna happen when all the thousands of commuters plug their cars in at 6 pm after work?

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