Outage Information

20
NOV
2019

PG&E PSPS Update – Wednesday AM

Island Energy Update:  As of 5:00am Wednesday morning, PG&E indicates that Mare Island will not be affected by the anticipated PG&E PSPS shutoff events.  However and as always, please be prepared in the the event the situation quickly changes… Sincerely, Douglas W. Buchanan Power Company Manager Island Energy
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20
NOV
2019

PG&E PSPS Update – Tue 4:30pm

As of Tuesday at 5:00pm, PG&E indicates that Mare Island will not be affected by planned PSPS shutoffs. However, that may be subject to change. Please be prepared for a potential shutoff. We will provide new information as it becomes available. Sincerely, Douglas W. Buchanan, PE Power Company Manager Island Energy
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18
NOV
2019

PG&E PSPS Alert –

PG&E, through various media outlets, is advising that there is the potential for a “Public Safety Power Shutoff” (PSPS) in portions of Northern California this coming Wednesday and Thursday.  Areas include portions of the North Bay and Sonoma County. Island Energy is communicating with PG&E to attempt to understand whether Mare Island might be affected in this potential PSPS event.  We will convey through this blog any information we obtain on how Mare Island might be affected. Of note is that the PG&E transmission system serving Mare Island originates at the Ignacio Substation in Novato.  Should PG&E begin a PSPS event in Marin or western Sonoma Counties, Mare Island could be affected. Please monitor television and radio news reports and be prepared with flashlights, batte
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29
OCT
2019

Mare Island Power Outage Update – Tuesday 1:30pm

PG&E has advised that the transmission circuit that serves Mare Island is NOT on the list of tonight’s (Tuesday) scheduled Public Safety Power Shutoff. We will update this blog if this situation is known to change. Island Energy
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29
OCT
2019

Mare Island Power Outage Update-10/29/2019

PG&E Dispatch notified Island Energy at 11:45 PM on Monday night that they intended to restore power. Island Energy crew performed switching and system check. Power was back on at 2:30 am Tuesday. At this time, PG&E does not anticipate another transmission level shut-off.
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28
OCT
2019

Mare Island Power Outage Update-10/28/2019 @ 3:50 PM

PG&E just notified Island Energy that power to Mare Island will NOT be restored until the end of Tuesday, 10/29/2019.
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28
OCT
2019

Mare Island Power Outage-Update 10/28/2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, PG&E dropped the transmission lines that serves the distribution of power for our Island Energy customers on Mare Island.  Island Energy staff were not notified in advance.  Our staff has been in direct communication since the incident with PG&E to determine when power will be restored to the transmission line. Due to the fires and other emergency issues, PG&E currently has no estimated time for power restoration to its high voltage transmission system serving Island Energy. Additionally, PG&E has informed us that they will be performing a planned shut-off on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 4:00 AM which will further affect our transmission line and customers.  Outage information and updates can be found on our website at http://www.islanden
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27
OCT
2019

Mare Island Outage – Update

Sunday, 9:45am: PG&E advises it will begin inspections of its high voltage transmission system (which serves IE) Monday morning, and attempt to restore power by Monday late PM. There is a chance that this will go to Tuesday given several new and local fires. We ill provide further updates as they become available. Island Energy
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26
OCT
2019

PG&E Planned Outages Sat 26OCt2019

All – Island Energy continues to attempt to contact the PG&E Vaca-Dixon dispatch center on the any planned outage status of the transmission lines serving Mare Island. The dispatch center is apparently swamped and has not been able to provide IE with a status. We are also receiving updates from news outlets… Although Vallejo may see outages, Vallejo is not directly part of the IE transmission system. We will continue to pursue PG&E. Note that IE is not itself planning residential or commercial outages – loss of power would be due to PG&E dropping the transmission lines serving Mare Island. Will post again as we learn more… Douglas W. Buchanan, PE Power Company Manager Island Energy
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