Pacific Power re-energizes transmission lines serving Del Norte County

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. —Pacific Power safely re-energized the transmission lines serving Crescent City and Del Norte County, and all customers have been returned to electric grid service on Sunday. In coordination with Fire Incident Management Teams and Del Norte County Emergency Operations Center, Pacific Power crews made repairs caused by the Smith River Complex Fire, which burned for weeks near the company’s electrical system infrastructure.  

Around 13,000 customers were supplied power through large substation generators that were mobilized into the area after Pacific Power de-energized transmission lines impacted by the fire. As of yesterday, those generators were taken off-line and crews switched substations back to normal transmission service. If power is still off or if you have a power-related concern, please call us at 1-877-508-5088 or visit

“We thank our customers in Del Norte County for their patience and understanding while we worked to handle this difficult emergency situation,” said Allen Berreth, vice president of transmission and distribution operations for Pacific Power. “Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our incredible crews on the ground, who worked tirelessly to help accomplish this significant and unprecedented task. “  

Pacific Power worked in close coordination with the Del Norte County Emergency Operations Center during re-energization to ensure minimal disruptions to critical infrastructure and scheduled community events. 

Pacific Power would like to thank the staff at Del Norte County and the Incident Management Teams working the Smith River Complex fire for their partnership and communication, as well as their exhaustive efforts to protect and serve the surrounding communities.