Major offshore wind gusts began late day on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Combined with dry conditions, this created heightened fire danger which resulted in PG&E’s de-energization of power for identified areas in Alameda County. The planned shut-down affecting Pleasanton was projected to last until Thursday afternoon, and has now been removed with no additional planned outages.

PG&E has already begun to inspect its infrastructure in the impacted areas. Once this effort is complete and any necessary repairs are made, PG&E will begin the process of power restoration which could take several days.

The City encourages all residents to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Resources and information can be found at www.ready.gov.


Power Shutoff & Safety Updates

Power in Pleasanton has been fully restored to all impacted customers.

PG&E announced that weather conditions have improved and crews have begun inspecting equipment toward restoring power to customers within the impacted areas in Alameda County.

PG&E has stated that there are no additional outages to take place as part of this PSPS event.

PG&E indicates 11% of power in Alameda County has been fully restored. Full power restoration may still take multiple days; additional information about the planned restoration can be found at www.pge.com or by calling 1-800-743-5002.

PG&E shutdown affected an isolated area of Pleasanton along Foothill Road; approximately 39 homes are currently impacted. City crews will continue to monitor for any issues throughout the day. The Red Flag warning remains in effect until 11:00 p.m. this evening.

PUSD reports that all Pleasanton schools remain open and functioning as normal.

Full power restoration is anticipated to take multiple days; additional information about PG&E's planned restoration will be available as updates are provided to the City.

Reports for service or further incidents can be made through the Operations Services Customer Services Center at (925) 931-5500 or osd@cityofpleasantonca.gov, or via the the Mobile Citizen app

PG&E has begun shutting power off for predefined areas in Alameda County, including portions of Pleasanton.

PG&E has confirmed that the planned power shutoff for Alameda County has been delayed until 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 10.

To see if your address is in the impacted area, visit PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff site.

Due to changes in weather patterns, PG&E is reporting delays in the planned safety power shutoffs. Pleasanton residents will now lose power beginning on Wednesday, October 9 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. (revised from the previous 12 p.m.).

PG&E has indicated that impacted Pleasanton residents will lose power between 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. today, October 9. Please see the map on this webpage for updated (as available) locations included in the power outage.

While it is currently anticipated the planned shut-down affecting Pleasanton is projected to last until 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 10, Pleasanton residents are urged to be prepared for a more extensive outage that could last several days if infrastructure is damaged due to the high winds, as well as power restoration efforts.

Community Resources Center (CRC) at Pleasanton Public Library during regular library operating hours:

  • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday 10/9 and Thursday 10/10
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday 10/11 and Saturday 10/12
  • 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 10/13

CRC will provide controlled climate and charging for small electronics such as cell phones, tablets and laptops.

Additional CRCs: Merritt College in Oakland (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.) and Bishop Ranch at 2600 Camino Ramon in San Ramon (8 a.m. – dusk)

Based on the PG&E map of impacted areas, the areas of Pleasanton that will likely be affected by the shutdown starting October 9 at 1:00 p.m. are Foothill Road (south of Bernal Avenue to the Sunol area); the Happy Valley, Sycamore and Callippe Preserve Golf Course area; and parts of Ruby Hill and possibly the Vineyard Corridor area.

While Pleasanton may experience limited geographic PG&E power outages in these areas, the City is also preparing for high winds that could cause power outages or service disruptions in other parts of our community. City crews are monitoring the weather and will respond to incidents as quickly as possible. Reports for service can be made through the Operations Services Customer Services Center at (925) 931-5500 or osd@cityofpleasantonca.gov, or via the link to the Mobile Citizen app at www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/depts/os/mobilecitizen.asp

PG&E will open a Community Resources Center (CRC) from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. which will provide a controlled climate and charging stations for small electronics; the Alameda County center is at Merritt College in Oakland. As the Civic Center is not anticipated to lose power, impacted Pleasanton residents may visit the Pleasanton Public Library to serve this purpose during library hours. Additionally, a nearby CRC will be in operation at the Bishop Ranch parking lot, 2600 Camino Ramon in San Ramon from 8 a.m. to dusk.

While our community is preparing for the PSPS event, the City joins Zone 7 Water Agency and Dublin San Ramon Services District is asking residents to reduce water use during the power shutoff to retain as much water in the tanks as possible to be used during an emergency.

For residents and employees that commute to/from Pleasanton, BART issued a statement that its service should not be affected during PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff as the agency has the "flexibility to pull power from other sections of its traction power supply system" to replace any power shut down in the shutoff. Additionally, generators will also help power equipment such as tunnel fans or other critical systems. The escalators at BART stations using portable generators may be out of service, but elevators should be operational.


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Pleasanton Unified School District Information


Affected Area Map


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Helpful Tips

  • Plan for your family and pet medical needs. Do you have enough prescription meds? If you have major medical needs that depend upon electricity, is it safer for you to relocate to the home of friend or family member out of the area?
  • Have an emergency supply kit with food and water.
  • Flashlights? Extra batteries?
  • Keep all of your mobile devices charged.
  • Identify backup charging methods.
  • Store water and non-perishable foods.
  • If you have a generator, do you have extra fuel?
  • Keep vehicle fuel tanks full.
  • Remember, gas stations, stores and ATMs in the immediate area will be closed.
  • Know how to use the manual release on your garage door.
  • Talk with your neighbors and friends and share your plans.

During the outage:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.
  • Monitor freezer and refrigerator temperatures with a thermometer.
  • Use perishable food supplies first.
  • Use generators, stoves and grills outdoors away from windows.
  • Disconnect electronics and appliances to avoid damage from electrical surges.
  • Check on neighbors, animals and family.
  • Drive safely and slowly as traffic signals may not be functioning properly.