How long do PSPS events last?

In a webinar hosted June 26, 2019 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) officials noted that weather events requiring proactive power shutoff have historically been, "1 day or less in duration," but cautioned that California residents should "Be prepared for 48 hour outages, potentially even longer."

As the Lake County Record-Bee and other outlets have reported, PG&E has Publicly Stated Proactive Outages Could Last as Long as 5 Days.

Limited daylight hours may present challenges as the fall season progresses, and "Diablo winds," which are among the factors that could prompt a PSPS affecting Lake County, are historically most common in early summer and fall.

PG&E Report to CPUC Regarding June 7th through 9th, 2019 PSPS Event (PDF).

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1. Who will be subject to PSPS?
2. How long do PSPS events last?
3. Are PSPS events a new normal in California?
4. How does Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) decide to proactively shut off power?
5. What is a PSPS?