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LOMPOC, CA, June 30, 2022 – City of Lompoc electric customers could be impacted in the coming months by planned power outages called Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events, and the city wants to help the community prepare for this possibility.
In an effort to protect communities from wildfire, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is implementing the PSPS program as a precautionary measure during this high fire season. This year’s fire season is expected to last until the first significant rainfall occurs. If extreme fire danger conditions threaten a portion of the electrical system, high-risk transmission lines may be turned off, resulting in power outages to the City of Lompoc.
Lompoc’s electric energy is delivered over high voltage transmission lines jointly used by many California utilities, including PG&E.
In the event of a PSPS, the City of Lompoc will make every effort to provide updates as we receive them from PG&E officials on available media platforms. The city and PG&E will work diligently to restore electric services to our customers as quickly as possible, but customers should prepare for multi-day power outages.
Lompoc electric customers are encouraged to take steps to prepare themselves and their families to be safe during a PSPS event, in part by doing the following:
∙ Sign up for emergency alerts to receive updates about power outages and other emergency notifications.- www.ReadySBC.org
∙ Review the City of Lompoc’s Electric Division’s website for PG&E PSPS information and PG&E notifications if available – www.cityoflompoc.com/electric
∙ Review PG&E’s PSPS website to learn more about preparing for these events. www.pge.com/psps
∙ Follow the City of Lompoc’s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. ###
City of Lompoc
The City of Lompoc was founded as a town in 1874 and incorporated as a city on Aug. 13, 1888. Prior to the City’s establishment, the building of La Purisima Mission in 1787 marked the earliest European settlement in the Lompoc Valley. Growth in the Lompoc Valley was sparked by the 1901 completion of the coastal railroad between San Francisco and Los Angeles, which included the extension of a spur into Lompoc. The Lompoc Valley is home to Vandenberg Space Force Base, the first missile base of the United States Air Force. Today, the City of Lompoc is a travel destination known for its downtown mural program, local wines and acclaimed cuisine, historic landmarks, parks and nearby beaches. For more information, visit: http://www.cityoflompoc.com/