Bay Area heat caused a power outage in the Danville area late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening, PG&E officials said.
The outage started at 4:29 p.m. and 3,578 customers were without power at the peak of the outage, PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian said.
"This was a heat-related outage," Sarkissian said. "In certain extreme heat events we will see outages. We remind our customers, energy conservation measures really help."
Sarkissian said small changes in routine such as shifting power consumption to the morning or after 7 p.m. ease the load on the California power grid.
She said we remind customers to set air conditioning or thermostats to 78 degrees or higher and 85 degrees when away.