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PG&E warns of possible outages, urges preparation for Friday heat

Original post made on Jun 10, 2022

PG&E is encouraging customers around the Bay Area to prepare for excessive heat on Friday that could contribute to power outages.

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Posted by CyberVoter
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jun 10, 2022 at 12:32 pm

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Perhaps we should reconsider the knee-jerk reactions to require all things to be electric & outlaw natural gas until we can both really & economically produce "green energy" & deliver it over a reliable electric grid! I'd sure like to have natural gas available for cooking, fireplaces & powering emergency generators when we lose all our electric power!

Also, have you noticed that PG&E's rates per KWH are twice those in Sacramento & even Palo Alto? They are four times the rates in many other states!! The PUC & Governor are to blame!


Posted by MenloVoter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 10, 2022 at 1:14 pm

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Cybervoter:

you are absolutely right. We have a grid that can't handle the current load so we're going to "save the world" by adding even more load. Blackouts and brownouts ahead.

The CPUC is PG&E's lap dog. We get charged ridiculous rates because the CPUC allows it. They need to kick everyone off the CPUC and start over again with people that have ZERO connections to the utilities.


Posted by Enough
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 11, 2022 at 4:46 pm

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I couldn't agree more. I wish the Menlo Park City council could understand that is such a basic concept. Don't force people to electric until electric is 1) Green, 2) reliable and 3) PG&E can stop causing massive wild fires that negate any benefits of electric over gas. Then don't force residents to have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to upgrade their older homes to handle the electric requirements of new appliances and the cost of the new appliances.

This is just once more argument in favor of replacing the city council members pushing to force everyone to electric...


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