Utility Dive: The Sand Fire in California is still burning, a sign the state's disastrous wildfires represent the "new normal." While the utility power shutoff program is intended as a last resort, PG&E has had to utilize the tool twice.
In the Sierra Foothills, PG&E turned off power to about 20,500 customers in Butte and Yuba counties on Saturday night. In the North Bay, early Saturday morning, PG&E turned off power to approximately 1,700 customers in Napa, Solano and Yolo counties.
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