IF I am suddenly not heard from for even up to a week, realize that these seven days in October, May be nothing. Just Kalifornia realizing that politicians and commissions are not very good at deciding how to run a power company and that management by lawsuit is worse.
So for at least 50 years that I personally know of, PG&E has generally provided reliable and safe power. Then, just a few years back, it became trendy for Politicians to Play With The Shiny Thing…. and power & light have been a ‘sometimes thing’ ever since. The last time they did this the people got sober long enough to toss out Gov. Grey “Out” Davis due to unstable power supply. This time, Gov. Nuisance has managed to get PG&E marked as the Bad Guy (even though they are constrained by the politicians and commissions).
So “we’ll see” what comes of it longer term. But, right now, we’ve got an immediate issue that PG&E wants $1 Billion approved rate hike to do their job right and trim trees and grass away from power lines. They used to do this, but I guess things changed /sarc;
San Jose Mayor Warns Of 7 Days Without Power From PG&E
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SAN JOSE — PG&E has notified 30 California counties that the utility may turn off electricity to lower the danger of wildfires as dry, windy weather conditions stretch across much of the state this week.
Seven of the nine Bay Area counties are on that list of counties. Only San Francisco County and Marin County are not under
In the South Bay, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is sounding the alarm that a shutoff could leave people without electricity for a week.
“We would encourage residents and businesses to prepare for being without power for as potentially as long as seven days,” he said. “We certainly hope this is not going to be a seven day power shut down, but we want everyone to be prepared.”
PG&E has said the power could be shut off on Wednesday morning and remain off until Thursday afternoon.
To prepare for that possibility, Liccardo said that “Our emergency operations center will be activated on Tuesday night.”
Well, OK, so “any time now”…
Isn’t it nice that the Democratic Heartland of San Francisco and Marin is exempt?…
Well, OK, I’m running down the fridge / freezer inventory, raising the canned goods and dry goods inventory, and maybe I’ll get the generator out and see if it still works. It’s been a few years.
But, if suddenly I go quiet, you’ll know the most likely reason.
Gee, wonder how “traffic” will be at the Tesla Dealership… Well, the good news is that all the wind farms will be making lots of electricity, even if nobody can use it…
IF the power does go off, I’ve easily got a week worth of supplies, camp fuel, and even a 1 kW inverter and enough gas in the cars to keep us in lights and TV. Then I can set up a canning / drying / cooking operation for whatever is left in the fridge / freezer. IF it makes it to day two, then I’ll worry about spending that day cleaning and tuning up the generator. About day 3 I might need to drive up toward San Francisco to buy some bottled water (either that or its break out the filter and use the less good stuff).
Ah, the joys of life in Kalifornia as The Progressives progresses to 3rd World Amenities…