Thursday update on SCE’s PSPS

From the Town of Mammoth Lakes

Below is a message from the Southern California Edison Liaison Officer regarding the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program.

The primary source for outage information in Mono County is the dedicated Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) page on the Mono County website. Data for this updated page that includes detailed maps is populated from the SCE PSPS webpage or by calling (800) 611-1911.

In addition, regular updates are posted on the Mono County Sherriff facebook page and the Town of Mammoth Lakes website under ‘Latest News and Announcements.”

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SCE is continuing to monitor weather conditions and continues exploring options for a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) of electrical circuits in High Fire Risk Areas (HFRA) for cities and unincorporated areas in Mono County.

Please note that while these areas may already be experiencing weather-related outages, SCE has not proactively shut off power at this time.

SCE has identified the following HFRA circuits in your County that are on the PSPS monitor list and might be de-energized.

The following circuits and corresponding areas/communities remain on SCE’s PSPS Monitor List:

AGNEW

  • June Lake Power Station

AUTUMN

  • Mammoth Lakes Basin
  • Old Mammoth

BANTA

  • Lee Vining
  • Lee Vining Canyon

BIRCHIM

  • Paradise
  • Portion of Swall Meadows

BOBSLED

  • Mammoth Lakes

CAIN RANCH

  • Pumice Valley
  • Tioga Gas Mart

CHATEAU

  • Mammoth Lakes – Trails

CONWAY

  • North Conway
  • Willow Springs
  • Bridgeport Feeder

CRAWFORD

  • Mammoth Lakes – Old Mammoth

DYNAMO

  • Dunderberg Mill
  • Bridgeport Feeder

FALLS

  • Mammoth Lakes Basin – Falls Creek Tract

GULL LAKE

  • June Lake Down Canyon

HURLEY

  • Mammoth Lakes – North

NORDIC

  • Mammoth Lakes

PICKLE MEADOWS

  • Bridgeport Valley to Pickle Meadows

REVERSE PEAK 

  • June Lake Loop Village & Loop
  • Crestview

RHINEDOLLAR

  • Upper Lee Vining Canyon
  • Tuolumne

ROBINSON CREEK

  • Bridgeport Valley to Twin Lakes

SITZMARK

  • Mammoth Lakes – Core

SLALOM 

  • Mammoth Lakes – Core

SLOPE

  • Mammoth Lakes – Slopes

SNOWDRIFT

  • Mammoth Lakes – North

TUFA (portion of the circuit)

  • Mono Lake
  • Mono City

For your reference, PDF and GIS circuit maps may be found at www.sce.com/maps. Please look at the left-hand navigation links for a drop-down menu for this specific PSPS event to view maps for the circuits listed above. You may also find all HFRA maps, by County, and a list of circuits by jurisdiction to assist your planning efforts.

SCE’s Incident Management Team (IMT) continues to monitor conditions. The actual onset of weather conditions and other circumstances beyond our control may impact coordination and notification efforts. As such, there is a possibility that a PSPS event could be called sooner than anticipated, additional circuits could be added, or conditions could change, resulting in shutoffs no longer being considered for one or more circuits. We will attempt to notify you as conditions change.

SCE is also notifying customers on the impacted circuits to inform them about the potential shutoff.

For customers in these areas who are experiencing a weather-related or other unplanned repair outage not related to PSPS, SCE crews are working safely and as quickly as possible to restore service.

Please Note: Weather forecasts on radio and television may provide differing information. SCE is relying on forecast data provided by in-house meteorologists.

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SCE news release

Here is SCE’s update on public safety power shutoffs in the your areas today:

As part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), power was shut off to approximately 250 SCE customers at 11:36 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, due to high winds in the unincorporated community of Bridgeport Valley to Twin Lakes

SCE is monitoring circuits that serve a total of 13,000 customers for a possible shutoff in Mono County including Bridgeport Valley to Pickle Meadows, Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Lakes – Core, Mammoth Lakes Basin – Falls Creek Track, Mammoth Lakes North, Mammoth Lakes Old Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes Trails, and unincorporated Mono County from Rush Creek to Agnew Lake, Lake Mary, near Lee Vining, near Tuolumne Meadows, Round Valley and Willow Springs.

Circuits are also being monitored for 700 customers for a possible shutoff in Inyo County in the area of west Bishop and in unincorporated Inyo County including the communities of Aspendell and Round Valley.

We understand PSPS actions would be disruptive to our customers and communities and we do not take these decisions lightly. We reminder customers that weather forecasts and conditions can and do change and so the timing and duration of an event is subject to change.

If an outage occurs, power will be restored as weather permits and after crews inspect and determine it is safe to re-energize lines.

SCE will do its best to minimize the impact to customers. Still, the company’s No. 1 priority is public safety.

Local, county, state and federal government officials, emergency management agencies, fire chiefs and impacted customers are being notified of the potential power shutoffs.

Customers may report or inquire about outages at 800-611-1911. For information on outages, customers can checksce.com/outages.

SCE wants you to be prepared if it needs to initiate a power shutoff. Customers are encouraged to update their information and sign up for PSPS alerts at sce.com/outagealerts or by calling 800-655-4555.

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From Mammoth Lakes Tourism

We are receiving notifications this morning from Southern California Edison (SCE) that there may be another Public Safety Power Shutoff coming our way due to continued high winds in the forecast and high fire risk. The messaging, which you may have already received for your individual properties, is below:

“SCE continues to explore options for a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in your area. No power has been shut off at this time.  We are identifying circuits in that area that might be affected by dangerous high winds in high fire risk areas, and continue outreach to local officials and customers in advance of a potential decision to shut off power. Please be prepared with your personal emergency plan.

SCE will send daily updates until conditions improve. For more information, please visitsce.com/psps. Downed power line? Stay away, call 911, and SCE at 1-800-611-1911.”

Additionally, SCE has deployed its Community Outreach Vehicle to provide information. It is located at the Vons Shopping Center located at 437 Old Mammoth Road in Mammoth Lakes.

In an effort to assist our visitors, Mammoth Lakes Tourism would like to hear from you with information about whether or not your business can remain open during a power outage. It will be helpful for us to know where we can direct people for meals and activities.

Please send me an email to lkaylor@visitmammoth.com with your information so we can begin to compile a list. Thank you in advance!

 

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2 Responses to Thursday update on SCE’s PSPS

  1. Trout Junkie September 19, 2019 at 10:57 am #

    One big scam to get the State to cover the costs of their equipment causing any future fires.

     
    • Aj September 19, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

      It’s all about the people getting mad and granting them limited imunity like law enforcement agencies.

       

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