Last week the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued its proposal for new Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) guidelines, and residents in Humboldt County and around the state are welcome to share their thoughts. You can contact the CPUC via email through Feb. 19 to comment. Be sure to reference number R.18-12-005 in the subject line of the email.
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The CPUC’s proposed guidelines refines PSPS rules to reduce their size, scale and scope. Last year alone, severe weather conditions in other areas resulted in power shutoffs that affected all of Humboldt County, resulting in complications for those who rely on electricity for medical equipment, significant losses in business revenue, and thousands of homes being without electricity for extended periods, among other effects.