ENER What's with the 80,578 in CA without power?

1-12020

Contributing Member
So as of 0719 hours 80,578 people are without power in CA?
Anyone have an idea why?
Is it due to fire probabilities or what?
What a way to start the 400th Thanksgiving.
 
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Warm Wisconsin

Easy as 3.141592653589..
This is definitely from climate change!

It’s not the elites giving priority to Palm Springs and Orange County….since, the aging infrastructure can’t handle wind and a holiday.

The root cause could be due to a CEO’s compensation plan to keep operating costs low that is allowable under liberal crony capitalism…but that would be considered a conspiracy theory…like federal mandates that are now making CEOs of pharmaceutical companies rich
 

et2

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I‘m sure thousands of people have now had to change Thanksgiving plans at the last minute. Imagine family flying in out of town to …. No power.

And these people are pushing the New Green Deal. Even when the facts about the failures in their plans are smacking them right between the eyes. Yes they think we’re that stupid.

Commiefornia.

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CaryC

Veteran Member
I‘m sure thousands of people have now had to change Thanksgiving plans at the last minute. Imagine family flying in out of town to …. No power.

And these people are pushing the New Green Deal. Even when the facts about the failures in their plans are smacking them right between the eyes. Yes they think we’re that stupid.

Commiefornia.

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Yes and they also think that getting vaxxed will get the economy, and the world going, and you will never get covid, and keep you from dying. No jails = no criminals. No police = no crime. Inflation is good. Powering recharging stations with a diesel genie is good and saving the planet. Don't need farms because we have grocery stores. Just to name a few.
 

Blacknarwhal

Let's Go Brandon!
A little extra for you here.

Fair use cited so on and so forth.


Southern California Utility Cuts Power To Customers On Thanksgiving As Wildfire Risks Surge

by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 - 11:00 AM

The largest utility company in Southern California cut power to thousands of customers across higher elevations of Los Angeles, leaving many households without electricity for Thanksgiving.

Edison International's Southern California utility cut power to 32,036 residential and commercial building structures in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties to prevent wind storms from toppling power lines that would stoke fires in the drought-stricken region. The utility projects up to a quarter-million customers could lose service around Los Angeles and San Diego.


Dry winds and drought-stricken conditions in Southern California are a product of a La Niña weather pattern which usually brings drier conditions to the region during the winter.

The National Weather Service warned the probabilities for wildfires are rising, and windy conditions will sustain through Friday. On Wednesday, a Red Flag Warning was posted from Santa Barbara to the US-Mexico border.

"You can do your part by staying informed and being ready to evacuate at a moment's notice, especially if you live in canyon, mountain or foothill communities," said Kevin McGowan, director of Los Angeles County's Office of Emergency Management, told residents in a statement.

Edison warned more customers are likely to lose power, and San Diego Gas & Electric, another local utility, could turn off power to 52,000 customers.

California has experienced 8,367 wildfires scorching approximately 3.1 million acres this fire season. Fires were made worse by severe drought encompassing much of the state.

There were even reports of a crazed liberal university professor starting fires.
 

9idrr

Senior Member
Start with Kommifornia gettin' used to "the new normal" third word conditions. Soon comin' to the rest of the country.
It's for the kids, dontcha know? /S/
 

Hi-D

Veteran Member
PG&E To Bury Power Lines To Reduce Wildfire Risk | KJZZ

PG&E To Bury Power Lines To Reduce Wildfire Risk

By Mark Brodie






Arizona State University
Sam Ariaratnam
Pacific Gas and Electric, known as PG&E, said it plans to bury around 10,000 miles of power lines.

The utility said it’s the “largest effort in the U.S. to underground power lines as a wildfire risk reduction measure.”
PG&E serves about 16 million customers in northern and central California. Its lines have been blamed for setting off several wildfires in recent years, including the Dixie Fire, which has burned more than 859,000 acres so far near Chico, California.

Burying that amount of power lines is a “pretty monumental task,” according to Sam Ariaratnam, but one he says is doable.

Ariaratnam is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University, where he works in underground infrastructure.

The Show spoke with him to learn about how big of an impact PG&E's move could have.



When you are sued and found criminally negligent almost yearly you have to do something.

Post-Bankruptcy PG&E Faces Lawsuit for Its Role in Causing the 2019 Kincade Wildfire | Greentech Media

"But PG&E’s decision not to de-energize the power line that caused the Kincade fire somewhat mirrors its decision in Nov. 2018 to maintain power flow on the high-voltage transmission line that ended up causing the Camp fire in Northern California's Butte County, which destroyed the town of Paradise and killed 84 people. PG&E filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2019 in the face of an estimated $18 billion in damages it faced from causing that fire; last month the utility pled guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for its role in those killed in the incident."
 

Terrwyn

Veteran Member
Sorry for the ones whose power was cut but on the other hand I think it was the smart thing to do under the circumstances. Winds upward of 70 mph and humidity 2 % if a fire gets started its all over but the crying.
One year a fire happened in the city foothills in those winds and when the inevitable wind change occurred it drove it back through the mountains into the city of Hesperia, Oak Hills. We had huge embers raining down on us. Thankfully the fire personnel stopped it at the aqueduct. Too old this time to fight spot fires.
 

ShadowMan

Designated Old Fart
PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) is shutting off power BECAUSE they didn't do THEIR job in the first place by PROPERLY maintaining their power lines and keeping the power lanes free of brush, high grass and trees for DECADES. So to prevent fires due to THEIR negligence and incompetence they shut off power in fear of lines breaking and starting fire during high wind conditions....and heavy snow conditions and plain ol' stupidity and just whenever they feel like it. GRRRRrrrrrrrrr

That's why we picked up a whole house generator last year and have a back up multi-fuel portable gennie. I'm not going without power because of stupid bureaucrats! We will probably in the near future get a stand alone solar system and tell PG&E to pack sand. :fgr2:
 

155 arty

Veteran Member
A little extra for you here.

Fair use cited so on and so forth.


Southern California Utility Cuts Power To Customers On Thanksgiving As Wildfire Risks Surge

by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Nov 25, 2021 - 11:00 AM

The largest utility company in Southern California cut power to thousands of customers across higher elevations of Los Angeles, leaving many households without electricity for Thanksgiving.

Edison International's Southern California utility cut power to 32,036 residential and commercial building structures in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties to prevent wind storms from toppling power lines that would stoke fires in the drought-stricken region. The utility projects up to a quarter-million customers could lose service around Los Angeles and San Diego.


Dry winds and drought-stricken conditions in Southern California are a product of a La Niña weather pattern which usually brings drier conditions to the region during the winter.

The National Weather Service warned the probabilities for wildfires are rising, and windy conditions will sustain through Friday. On Wednesday, a Red Flag Warning was posted from Santa Barbara to the US-Mexico border.

"You can do your part by staying informed and being ready to evacuate at a moment's notice, especially if you live in canyon, mountain or foothill communities," said Kevin McGowan, director of Los Angeles County's Office of Emergency Management, told residents in a statement.

Edison warned more customers are likely to lose power, and San Diego Gas & Electric, another local utility, could turn off power to 52,000 customers.

California has experienced 8,367 wildfires scorching approximately 3.1 million acres this fire season. Fires were made worse by severe drought encompassing much of the state.

There were even reports of a crazed liberal university professor starting fires.
perfect day to shut the power off ...right about the time you need to cook Thanksgiving dinner.... Geniuses
 

1-12020

Contributing Member
Thanks all for the reply's.
Lets add another 8000 ish people.
State Outages: 88,727

Last Updated: 11/25/2021, 2:17:32 PM
Actually a pretty cool website.

California Power Outages Map

I bet someone starts a fire because they have no power and try something stupid to cook a turkey etc.
 

Housecarl

On TB every waking moment
And the PTB propaganda machine speaks.....

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No Power? No Problem: Residents Make Do After Thanksgiving Power Outages


By CBSLA Staff
November 25, 2021 at 6:23 pm

EASTVALE (CBSLA) — A power outage won’t keep the Aguayo sisters from putting out a big Thanksgiving spread for their families.

“Do we have the grill ready just in case?,” said Rancho Cucamonga resident Claudia Espinoza. “Can we ask the neighbor maybe?

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The electricity has been off at this Eastvale home since just after midnight but the family is working around it so as not to disappoint the 30 guests coming to dinner. Cooking at a relative’s in Rancho Cucamonga wasn’t an option either because the power is out there too.

Many residents in Eastvale got messages from Southern California Edison warning them that wind-driven fire conditions would result in a power shut off. Because the oven isn’t an option, the turkey at the Aguayo’s will be smoked on the grill. The meal with all of the trimmings will be served by candlelight.

“It’s all kind of weird being in this predicament,” said Eastvale resident Adam Maldonado. “But we’re all using our brains. We’re using the grill to cook right now and hopefully, in a few hours it’s cook to temperature.”

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A few miles away, Emily and Mia Lee are finding ways to keep busy without power. Their lights, TV, stove and uncharged devices are dead. They sat in their Eastvale home contemplating what to do for dinner.

“We were actually wanted to meet up with our friends,” said Emily. “But now the garage door won’t open so we’re just stuck at home.”

Gusty winds blew all day in Chino. Customers in the outage area thought they’d have power by mid-day but it didn’t happen.

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“Personally I’m going to go where the power is at right now and just go cook for them and just try to make the most out of the day,” said Eastvale resident Mason Hura.
 

ShadowMan

Designated Old Fart
We prep in "layers" with backups for the backups for the backups. From the most basic level of primitive tent camping with open fire cast iron cooking to tent Glamping with all the bells and whistles, to our fully stocked travel trailer (with it's own gennie - and we're going to put solar on it this Spring) to our mountain home with central heating & A/C and a fireplace along with two back up generators and flush toilets.

Now it's taken years to get this this level, but everyone can start out somewhere along that line. We picked up a lot, probably most of our basic backpacking and car camping gear at yard and garage sales. A little bit here and a little bit there, but eventually it all adds up. Our Travel Trailer was our biggest purchase of late, and we slowly over the last couple of years have modified and improved it bit by bit and could life quite comfortably for a long time in it if we had to evacuate the mountain. However....I do miss our "Skoolie". A converted International school bus. That thing was a tank and pretty much self contained, but also a beast to maintain.
 
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