California utility PG&E to cut power to 850,000 households

California utility PG&E to cut power to 850,000 households

California’s largest energy provider PG&E is preparing to potentially shut off power for an estimated 850,000 households, or 2.5 million people, across 36 counties in the state for 48 hours or more this weekend. PG&E said the temporary cut off power was being undertaken to mitigate the potential spread of wildfires.

Foofie Dumplings
Foofie Dumplings 4 months

Cutting power to thousands of households doesn't seem like it is reducing the number of fires. 😑

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 4 months

California you are fucking yourself HARD up the ass.

Dawlben 4 months

Am I having Deja Vu?

MightyMargulis 4 months

so to reduce the chance of forest fire, were going to instantly force citizens to light up gas powered back up generators?

Jane 4 months

People doing corruption caught doing more corruption.

porcus 4 months

Is it 850k customers or is it 2.5 million? Conflicting statements in different articles.

EpochPrime 4 months

This is why state sanctioned monopolies are bad, no alternatives breads bad businesses such as PG&E.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 4 months

...Well on the upside... at least it fits in with the Halloween creepy vibe... That's all I got.

PhreneticNI 4 months

I heard on the news the other day that PG&E probably caused one wildfire with a break in their transmission line that was still carrying current despite not distributing power at the time. Someone somewhere is hopefully losing their professional engineering license.

Mitchell 4 months

Then people on life support and diabetics that rely on electric power will die, and the blood will be on your hands.

Robert 4 months

Honestly, PG&E has no choice at this point. They don't cut off the power, they get sued into oblivion, they do and people are pissed. The real answer is that the conservation Dept should be doing controlled burns ie Texas and they shouldn't be over planting highly flammable trees because they look pretty.

bobby_5150 4 months

All fingers should be pointing at the Public Utility Commission. Energy companies in Calunicornia can't take a shit without their approval.

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