Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-09-2019, 03:38 PM
aceplace57 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CentralArkansas
Posts: 26,416

California power outage - can people use home generators?

The article doesn't mention home generators. Does the wildfire concerns extend to there use?

Pacific Gas & Electric started the shutoff early Wednesday, leaving parts of 22 counties -- including northern portions of the San Francisco Bay Area -- in the dark.
As many as 300,000 additional customers are expected to lose power later in the day -- including in Alameda and Santa Clara counties, which contain the Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose areas -- for a total of 800,000 homes, businesses and other buildings affected, the company said.
We implement this public safety power shutoff as a last resort," Sumeet Singh, vice president of PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program, said Tuesday, citing forecasters' warnings that parts of Northern California are under extreme danger of fire because of high winds.

Last edited by aceplace57; 10-09-2019 at 03:43 PM.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to:

Send comments about this website to:

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2019 STM Reader, LLC.

Copyright © 2017