This is happening in America. In a country that likes to flatter itself as “exceptional” and the most advanced, most prosperous country that has ever existed.
The power is being shut off because PG&E can’t guarantee that their equipment can operate safely. In 2019. In America.
We put people on the moon and brought them home again fifty years ago. We devised, built and operated multi-use spacefaring vehicles 40 years ago.
But somehow, we have electrical distribution systems in operation that can’t safely operate in the SW US environment.
I know this isn’t the first time PG&E has done this, which makes it even more galling. Wait until they cut the power to Los Angeles; that oughta get people’s blood boiling.
How much are PG&E executives paid? And why?
Fix your shit, PG&E. Spend that money where it’s needed, not where it’s wanted.