Similar to other wildfire-impacted areas, PG&E’s top priority during and immediately after the 2017 wildfires was to restore power to the customers who could receive it. All customers who are ready to receive power in Mendocino County are able to receive it.
In Redwood Valley, specifically, PG&E crews replaced the overhead electric system along Tomki Road in October. The system is energized and ready to provide power to support construction and rebuilding efforts.
PG&E also has installed a temporary overhead line along Fisher Lake Drive that is energized and ready to serve electric power, while trenching to replace the underground lines continues. The gas and underground electric lines in this area were damaged in the wildfire and will need to be replaced. We have designed a joint trench that will provide permanent underground service when completed.
The trench will include gas, electric, and telecommunications. Once the lines are placed underground, gas will be pressurized and then the temporary overhead lines will come down.
Expected completion date for the trenching work to be complete is the end of the year. Crews will be working Monday through Friday and some Saturdays, barring inclement weather. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information on PG&E’s work in your area, email [email protected].