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Precautionary power shutdowns loom again this fire season, PG&E warns

Original post made on May 31, 2019

With wildfire season approaching, PG&E is again warning customers, particularly in wooded, high-fire-risk areas like Woodside and Portola Valley, that it may shut off power during heat emergencies to avoid power lines igniting fires.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 31, 2019, 8:49 AM

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Posted by JD
a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on May 31, 2019 at 4:17 pm

This is great! We can have an authentic third-world experience without even leaving home. Why go to Venezuela when we can experience intermittent power right here?

This is my favorite line: "Once the decision is made to turn the power back on, in most cases it will be restored within 24 hours, she said."

Glad there's no hurry once the decision is made. Go for a walk, take in a movie, then get around to turning the power back on.

And please increase our rates more, I don't want to be in danger of not paying the highest electricity rates in the country.

Well done, PG&E and Energy Commission.

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Posted by JFR
a resident of Atherton: other
on May 31, 2019 at 5:37 pm

PGE's motto "Screw the customers so we can get more rate increases and a higher ROE."

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 31, 2019 at 7:33 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

God forbid they should fix their screwed up equipment. No, they would rather shut off the power. God forbid they spend the money they've ALREADY BEEN GIVEN to upgrade their facilities to actually do that work. Nope. They'd rather screw the consumer. Welcome to the world of monopolies.

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