16,000 lose power in Sacramento; Outage also reported in Vacaville

Power outages are reported in Sacramento and Vacaville 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. SMUD said a tree hit power lines near Northrop and Howe Avenues. In Vacaville, more than 5,800 customers were affected by another outage, according to a map from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (Video above: Monday high temperature timeline.) A grass fire is believed to be the cause of the outage , according to the Vacaville police station. But a PG&E spokesperson told KCRA 3 it was unaware of the fire and was investigating the cause. There is no estimated restore time. Thousands of people were without power earlier in the day in El Dorado County, but power has since been restored there. The unplanned outages come as California officials called for a dramatic increase in energy conservation efforts by individuals and businesses this week. “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.

Power outages are reported in Sacramento and Vacaville 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.

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, 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. There is no estimated restore time.

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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.

The unplanned outages come as California officials called for a dramatic 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,” 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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