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SDG&E resumes rolling outages Saturday due to heat, energy demand

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 01:13:02-04

UPDATE: SDG&E said the outages had been completed as of 6:55 p.m.

"We have fully restored all customers who were impacted by this latest rotating outage. Energy conservation still remains important at this time," a statement read.


SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Gas & Electric says the agency that oversees the state's electrical grid reversed course late Saturday, issuing an order for rolling outages due to excessive heat and energy demand.

California Independent System Operator (CAISO), who issued the rolling outage order on Friday, ordered SDG&E and other utilities across the state to begin rolling outages just before 7 p.m.

Customers who experienced rolling blackouts on Friday will not be impacted by the rotating outages on Saturday, according to SDG&E. Communities in high fire threat areas will also continue to be exempt from the outages.

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The rolling outages last about one hour or until CAISO orders them to end.

To see if your community is affected, customers can check their SDG&E bill for circuit numbers and curtailment block numbers listed above the "last meter read date" on the front page and compare those numbers with the company's list of affected areas here and below. In online accounts, locate a PDF of your billing statement to find the circuit and block numbers.

CommunityBlockCircuit
LAKE HODGES S, RHO BERNARDO6A500
ESCONDIDO S, ESCONDIDO W12A517
CENTER CITY14A468
CARLSBAD, ENCINITAS S14A1117
SAN MARCOS W15A296
MIRA MESA15A438
FAIRBANKS RCH S, NORTHCITY WEST, RHO BERNARDO15A68
FLETCHER HILLS16A947
DEL MAR, NORTHCITY WEST16A510
MIRA MESA17A951
CASA DE ORO, EL CAJON W17A548
ELCAJON W, GRANITE HILLS, SINGING HILLS18A410
LAGUNA HILLS, LAGUNA NIGUEL18A561
LA JOLLA N, TORREY PINES18A65
ESCONDIDO NW, ESCONDIDO W, SAN MARCOS E19A188
FLETCHER HILLS, LA MESA N19A949
PT LOMA N, PT LOMA S19A53
DANA POINT, LAGUNA NIGUEL20A796
NORTHCITY WEST21A836
TORREY PINES21A746
PARADISE HILLS21A324
CARLSBAD22A780
CARLSBAD, OCEANSIDE22A1076
MIRA MESA22A1446
TORREY PINES23A735
MIRA MESA23A437
ORTEGA23A1258
LA MESA N, MISSION GORGE24A400
ESCONDIDO E, ESCONDIDO S, SAN PASQUAL25A472
LOGAN HEIGHTS, N ISLAND-STRAND, NAT'LCITY W25A130
ESCONDIDO S, ESCONDIDO W26A518
MIRA MESA, NAS-MIRAMAR26A760
CHULA VISTA S, SAN YSIDRO26A1180
CASA DE ORO, ELCAJON W, RHO SD W, SINGING HILLS27A93
LAGUNA HILLS, LAGUNA NIGUEL27A562
MISSION VLY28A253
ESCONDIDO S, ESCONDIDO W28A515

During power shutoffs, SDG&E suggests customers turn off air conditioners and significantly reduce or avoid using other appliances and electric equipment. Refrigerator and freezer doors should also be kept closed and all unnecessary lighting should be turned off, health and safety permitting.

The company suggested customers also reduce their water use due to the need for electricity to pump and process water. For electric vehicle owners, charging should be delayed if possible until after the emergency shutoffs, SDG&E said.

SDG&E offers more safety tips to keep in mind during an outage here.