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PG&E Says Potential Power Outages No Longer Likely

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The California Independent System Operator (ISO), has told PG&E that "rotating" power outages will not happen Sunday night after all.

PG&E had said that if given the directive, rolling outages would affect approximately 210,000 customers in portions of San Francisco, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties. However, around 8 p.m., the company said it no longer expected to shut off power.

On Sunday, the company released a statement saying that high temperatures are expected across the region and will last through at least mid-week next week.

In addition, the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) issued a statewide Flex Alert starting Sunday at 3 p.m.. The alert will last through Wednesday, Aug. 19.

This warning comes after a night of rotating power outages across the state which, according to the California ISO, were caused by the failure of a power plant and the loss of wind power.

PG&E has released tips for customers in order to save energy and stay safe during the heat wave. For more information, click here.

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