Calistoga PG&E Resource Station

During PSPS events, PG&E is setting up a temporary Community Resource Station at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga, which can accommodate about 100 people. 

CALISTOGA — The planned Pacific Gas and Electric power shutoff early Wednesday will affect Calistogans differently.

The outage for the entire town is expected to last about two hours, then backup generators will provide power to residents and businesses on the east side.

Those on the west side will be without power for the duration of the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), the city said.

The areas to the west of Calistoga, as with the previous PSPS in September, will not be powered by the generators.

To look up your specific address to see if you will be without power, go to

The PSPS is expected to last until about noon on Thursday, after which PG&E will begin turning power back on in stages, wind conditions allowing. Restoration could take several days.

As with the first PSPS on Sept. 25, PG&E will set up a temporary cooling and telecommunications station at the Napa County Fairgrounds.

The Calistoga Resource Center, located in a tent, can accommodate up to 100 people with bottled water, charging stations, and a cool place to sit. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The city of Calistoga is also offering a charging station to the public during a power shutdown, set up outside city hall and at the fire station from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The city will be conducting wellness checks in the affected areas during the PSPS.

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The Weekly Calistogan Editor

Cynthia Sweeney has been editor of The Weekly Calistogan since July, 2018. Previously, she was a reporter for the St. Helena Star, and North Bay Business Journal. She also spent a significant amount of time freelancing in Hawaii.