SDG&E is working in close collaboration with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to restore power at the Donovan Correctional Facility as quickly as possible. Our crews have been onsite to coordinate repairs with Donovan staff, since the outage started on Wednesday.
Once customer-owned equipment is repaired, SDG&E crews stand ready with personnel and parts to rewire our metering equipment and re-energize Donovan.
While the cause of the outage remains under investigation, here is what we know based on our records.
At 8:36 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, the power line (circuit 1162) feeding Donovan and a dozen other customers tripped due to an equipment issue within the correctional facility.
By 4:20 p.m. that day, our crews were able to isolate Donovan and restore power to everyone on the circuit – meaning SDG&E’s system resumed delivering electricity to all the customers fed by the circuit. SDG&E’s electric system is energized up to the electric system of the correctional facility.
Although power to the circuit was restored, the outage at Donovan has continued because customer-owned equipment must first be repaired to allow electricity to flow from SDG&E’s system to the customer’s electric system inside the facility.
At this time, we do not have information as to when Donovan will complete its equipment repairs.
We will update this article as more information becomes available.