> This Did Not Go Well’: Inside PG&E’s Blackout Control Room

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Phillip_McCavity
#1 2019-10-13 19:53:48

This Did Not Go Well’: Inside PG&E’s Blackout Control Room



https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/busi … utage.html

“There were definitely missteps,” said Elizaveta Malashenko, a representative for the state Public Utilities Commission who was in the control center. “It’s pretty much safe in saying, this did not go well.”

While California prides itself on its technical prowess and economic might, PG&E had to send crews out into the fields, in a few cases, to manually flip switches to turn off power and then turn it back on, rather than doing it remotely.

Residents were left asking why so many people had to lose power and whether rolling blackouts would become routine as climate change makes wildfires more frequent and intense.

The company, which is facing $30 billion in liabilities from recent wildfires started by its equipment, has drawn intense scorn from both its customers and state officials.

“This current operation is unacceptable,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. “The current conditions and circumstances are unacceptable.”

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Dindo Nuffins
#2 2019-10-13 20:07:54

Re: This Did Not Go Well’: Inside PG&E’s Blackout Control Room

Why don't they just raise taxes?

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Dot5
#3 2019-10-13 20:31:13

Re: This Did Not Go Well’: Inside PG&E’s Blackout Control Room

Dindo Nuffins wrote:

Why don't they just raise taxes?

And, quadruple the price of electricity. How could that work? Seems so simple.

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#4 2019-10-14 00:37:28

Re: This Did Not Go Well’: Inside PG&E’s Blackout Control Room

Par for a 3rd world state. 

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Tom Leykis
#5 2019-10-14 00:46:25

Re: This Did Not Go Well’: Inside PG&E’s Blackout Control Room

But they banned little hotel shampoo bottles!  They're tackling the BIG THINGS, and plastic straws, too!  And plastic shopping bags!

It's not corruption, but investigators are going to have to book MANY stays at luxury hotels - at taxpayer expense - in order to enforce this law. 


Here, we just turn that stuff into tractor fuel and someone makes an honest profit from it, which is something they will not allow on Cali.

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