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PG&E Power Outages

Marshall Hospital, emergency services and most clinics are currently experiencing no outages.

The following clinics are closed Tuesday, October 27:

In Placerville:

  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation
  • CARES

In Georgetown:

  • Divide Wellness Clinic

Last updated: October 27, 7:45 a.m.

ROTATING OUTAGES

The hospital and other essential customers expect to be exempt from rotating outages, unless there is a critical shortage. All Marshall facilities, including the hospital, are prepared with contingency plans for patient care, medication storage and other system maintenance to prevent equipment damage from a power surge.

These outages are not Public Safety Power Shutoffs, which are called during specific high fire-threat conditions and they are not related to any issues with PG&E’s equipment or its ability to deliver energy locally.

*Rotating outages (Stage 3 Emergencies) become necessary when the system is unable to meet the minimum contingency reserve requirement and load interruption is imminent or in progress. During these emergencies, the state’s utilities, including PG&E, are ordered to reduce electric load by turning off service immediately to prevent larger outages on the grid. Due to the emergency nature of these outages, utilities will not be able to give advance warning to customers.

All residential and business consumers are urged to follow these energy savings tips:

  • Raise the thermostat: Cool homes and use air conditioners more during morning hours. Set the thermostat to 78 degrees when at home during the rest of the day, health permitting. Turn it up to 85 degrees or turn it off when not at home.
  • Use a ceiling fan: Turn on a ceiling fan when using the air conditioner, which will allow the thermostat to be raised about 4 degrees to save on cooling costs with no reduction in comfort. Turn off fans and lights when you leave the room.
  • Cover windows: Use shade coverings and awnings so the air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to cool the home.
  • Avoid using the oven: Instead, cook on the stove, use a microwave or grill outside.
  • Limit the opening of refrigerators, which are major users of electricity in most homes. The average refrigerator is opened 33 times a day.
  • Clean clothes and dishes early: Use large energy-consuming appliances like washing machines and dishwashers earlier in the day or late at night after 10:00 pm.

Please plan ahead for power outages. PG&E offers tips on their webpage.