A prolonged heatwave will impact the region through the week, with daytime temperatures 10-20 degrees above normal. And as demands on California’s electrical grid continue, PG&E warned people that rotating power outages were likely going to happen on Monday.

The outages were averted Monday evening, but Californians are still urged to conserve energy for the next few days as the heat wave continues.

UTILITIES IN THE SACRAMENTO REGION

Gridley Electric Utility
685 Kentucky Street
Gridley, CA 95948
530.846.3631 (tel)

Lassen Municipal Utility District
65 South Roop Street
Susanville, CA 96130
530.257.4174 (tel)

Lathrop Irrigation District
c/o SSJID
PO BOX 747
Ripon, CA 95366
209.323.5000 x 1417

Liberty Utilities (a.k.a. CalPeco for California Pacific Electric Co.)
933 Eloise Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
800.782.2506 (tel)

Lodi Electric Utility
1331 South Ham Lane
Lodi, CA 95242-3995
209.333.6762 (tel)

Modesto Irrigation District (MID)
P.O. Box 4060
Modesto, CA 95352-4060
209.526.7373 (tel)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
77 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 973-7000 (tel)

Port of Stockton
P.O. Box 2089
Stockton, CA 95201-2089
209.946.0246 (tel)

Power and Water Resources Pooling Authority (PWRPA)
3514 West Lehman Road
Tracy, CA 95304-9336
916.483.5368 (tel)

Roseville Electric
311 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
916.774.5600 (tel)

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
P.O. Box 15830
Sacramento CA 95852-1830
Location: 6201 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95817-1818
916.452.3211 (tel)

Turlock Irrigation District (TID)
P.O. Box 949
Turlock, CA 95381-0949
209.883.8300 (tel)

Community Choice Aggregators

Pioneer Community Energy
2510 Warren Drive, Suite B
Rocklin CA 95677
(844) 937-7466

Valley Clean Energy
604 2nd St
Davis, CA 95616
(855) 699-8232

You can find a full list of publicly and privately owned utilities in California here.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BLACKOUT
The Red Cross recommends having an emergency preparedness kit for any situation, including unexpected power outages. Here are things your kit should include:

  • Flashlight
  • Hand crank or battery-powered radio
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency contact information
  • Map of your area
  • Extra cash since credit card processing equipment and ATMs won’t function during a power outage.

Keep your car filled with gas. It’s recommended to have at least a half tank since gas stations need power in order to operate.

Your garage door won’t open, so you should be able to know how to safely open it manually.

Keep and ice and a cooler on hand. They’ll help food from spoiling during an extended outage. Packing ice around your perishable items in the fridge or a cooler will keep it fresher longer.

WHAT TO DO DURING A BLACKOUT
Turn off and unplug electronic devices. When the power comes back on, it can create a power surge that can damage your devices.

If you use a generator, do it away from windows.

Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.

The Red Cross recommends turning one light on so you’ll know when power has been restored. They recommend not using candles because they pose a fire hazard.

Close your fridge. A closed fridge can keep food cool for up to four days if it stays closed. Perishable food should be 40 degrees or below to be considered safe to eat.

Stay cool. Below is a list of cooling centers in California, according to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

CALIFORNIA COOLING CENTERS

Alameda For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.acgov.org/emergencysite/documents/ACCooling-Centers_081520.pdf
Alpine No open cooling centers at this time
Amador No open cooling centers at this time
Butte For a list of cooling centers and resources: http://www.buttecounty.net/ph/Programs/EmergencyPreparedness/Extreme-Heat
Calaveras For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://bit.ly/3avmnqP
Colusa No open cooling centers at this time
Contra Costa For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2295
Del Norte No open cooling centers at this time
El Dorado No open cooling centers at this time
Fresno For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.fresno.gov/parks/cooling-centers/
Glenn For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.countyofglenn.net/dept/sheriff/office-emergency-services/current-disaster-information
Humboldt No open cooling centers at this time
Imperial For a list of cooling centers and resources: http://www.icphd.org/health-information- and-resources/health-&-wellness/summer-safety/cool-centers/
Inyo No open cooling centers at this time
Kern For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.kerncounty.com/government/parks/facilities/cooling-centers
Kings For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.countyofkings.com/home/showdocument?id=896
Lake No open cooling centers at this time
Lassen No open cooling centers at this time
Los Angeles For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat/
Madera No open cooling centers at this time
Marin No open cooling centers at this time
Mariposa No open cooling centers at this time
Mendocino No open cooling centers at this time
Merced For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.co.merced.ca.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1896
Modoc No open cooling centers at this time
Mono No open cooling centers at this time
Monterey No open cooling centers at this time
Napa No open cooling centers at this time
Nevada For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3189
Orange No open cooling centers at this time
Placer No open cooling centers at this time
Plumas No open cooling centers at this time
Riverside For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.capriverside.org/Cool-Centers
Sacramento For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.saccounty.net/news/latest-news/Pages/HigherTemperaturesOvertheNextWeek.aspx
San Benito No open cooling centers at this time
San Bernardino For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://211sb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Cool-Places-to-Go-2020.pdf
San Diego For a list of cooling centers and resources: http://www.coolzones.org/
San Francisco No open cooling centers at this time
San Joaquin For a list of cooling centers and resources:  http://sjready.org/disasters/extreme-weather.html
San Luis Obispo No open cooling centers at this time
San Mateo No open cooling centers at this time
Santa Barbara No open cooling centers at this time
Santa Clara For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/oes/residents/Pages/hot-weather- information.aspx
Santa Cruz No open cooling centers at this time
Shasta No open cooling centers at this time
Sierra No open cooling centers at this time
Siskiyou No open cooling centers at this time
Solano For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/oes/cooling_centers.asp
Stanislaus For a list of cooling centers and resources: http://www.stanemergency.com/pdf/cooling-locations.pdf
Sutter No open cooling centers at this time
Tehama No open cooling centers at this time
Trinity No open cooling centers at this time
Tulare For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://tularecounty.ca.gov/emergencies/index.cfm/cooling-centers/
Tuolumne For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15053/81520-Extreme-Heat-Press-Release?bidId=
Ventura No open cooling centers at this time
Yolo For a list of cooling centers and resources: https://www.yolocounty.org
Yuba No open cooling centers at this time

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