SMUD restores power for 16,000 people in Sacramento; A breakdown also hits Vacaville

Utility crews 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 just before 3 p.m., according to SMUD’s outage map. At 3:50 p.m., power was restored. SMUD said a tree hit power lines near Northrop and Howe Avenues. In Vacaville, more than 5,800 customers were affected by another outage around the same time, according to a map from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (Video above: Monday high temperature timeline.) A wildfire grass was the cause of this 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. At 4 p.m., the PG&E outage map no longer showed an outage in the region. Thousands of people were without power earlier in the day in El Dorado County, but power has since been restored there as well. The unplanned outages come as California authorities this week called for a dramatic increase in energy conservation efforts by individuals and businesses. “We have now entered the most intense phase of this heat wave,” Elliot Mainzer, head of the California Independent System Operator, or Cal ISO, said Monday. He said the state grid will need about two to three times as much. keeping people across the state in homes and businesses, as was the case recently during flexible alerts. Officials warned of the possibility of rotating failures. This story is developing. Stick with KCRA 3 for updates.

Utility crews 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 just before 3 p.m., according to SMUD’s outage map. At 3:50 p.m., power was restored.

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

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

  • (Video above: Monday high temperature timeline.)

A grass fire is the cause of this breakdown, 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.

At 4 p.m., the PG&E outage map no longer showed an outage in the region.

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Thousands of people were without power earlier in the day in El Dorado County, but power has since been restored there as well.

The unplanned outages come as California authorities this week called for a dramatic increase in energy conservation efforts by individuals and businesses.

“We have now entered the most intense phase of this heat wave,” Elliot Mainzer, head of the California Independent System Operator, or Cal ISO, said Monday.

He said the state’s grid will need about two to three times as much conservation from state residents in homes and businesses as it did recently during flexible alerts.

Officials warned of the possibility of rotating failures.

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

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