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UPDATE: Power goes out for a second time on Friday in San Luis Obispo

Posted at 10:34 AM, Sep 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-16 23:09:51-04

UPDATE (4:07 p.m.) - By 4 p.m., power was restored to the area.

UPDATE (2:53 p.m.) - Power has been restored to all but 421 customers in an area adjacent to Laguna Lake.

PG&E spokesperson Carina Corral said that the same circuit that went out Friday morning was again experiencing an EPSS outage.

"We are evaluating this circuit to see what actions can be taken to eliminate these recurring outages," she said.

During a heat wave earlier in the month, the same area along Madonna and Los Osos Valley roads experienced power outages for three days in a row. PG&E attributed those outages to its Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings.

UPDATE (2:28 p.m.) - Power went out again Friday afternoon in the same area.

The outage started at about 2 p.m. and was affecting 2,325 customers.

According to PG&E, power is expected to be restored at 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE: (12:27 p.m.) - PG&E says power was restored to the area at about 11:57 a.m.

(10:34 a.m.) - A power outage left a section of San Luis Obispo in the dark Friday morning.

895 PG&E customers east of Los Osos Valley Rd. and north of Hwy 101, near Laguna Lake, were left without power after an outage at 9:26 a.m.

Carina Corral, a spokesperson for PG&E, told KSBY the outage was caused by the company's Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS). The system triggers a power shutoff when it detects a potential fire danger.

Power is expected to be restored by 1 p.m.