PG&E Starts Planned Interconnection Hub (PIH) Project/New Dog Park
Construction on Microgrid Begins
On April 27, PG&E began construction on a microgrid to provide electricity to certain customers and shared community resources using temporary generation during future Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events.
Weather and other factors permitting work is expected to continue through mid-July.
The Planned Interconnection Hub (PIH) will provide back-up power to Tier 1, the core part of the City that includes the downtown area. The west side of the City is adjacent to Tier 2 and Tier 3, designated as high fire hazard areas. It is likely that these areas will be without power during PSPS events. The approximate geographical boundary for the unpowered areas is west of the Napa River.
View/Print Letter to Calistoga Residents from PG&E
View/Print Additional Details - Construction on Microgrid in Calistoga from PG&E
View/Print Map – PG&E Calistoga Power Continuity Map – 2019
View/Print Overhead View of Installation Route
View/Print Agenda Item from May 21, 2019, City Council Meeting
New Dog Park
The site chosen for the microgrid installation is adjacent to the Little League Field and will utilize the vacant area between the Vine Trail Pathway and the Community Garden. As per agreement with PG&E, they will create a dog park for the City at no cost upon completion of construction. After construction the site will be graded, and a final cover of decomposed granite installed which would allow for the use of the area as a Dog Park. The dog park is subject to closure from approximately September – November each year while the microgrid is in use.