Wednesday, October 09, 2019

California Weirdness

I was listening to this story on talk radio this morning as I was running errands.  I thought it was odd.  California (bless their hearts) are under threat of fire because of hot dry winds.  Really horrible fire conditions, and their power supplier , PG&E, is threatening to cut off nearly one million customers because high winds break limbs off of trees, knock down the power lines, and start fires.
Pacific Gas and Electric said power was shut off to 513,000 Northern California homes and businesses early Wednesday. Another 234,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers will lose power at noon local time, and 42,000 customers in the southernmost areas of the company's reach could also go dark, the state's largest power company said.
That is complete and utter bullshit. The solution is simple.  Hire crews to cut limbs along power lines.  We do that all over the South.  If a limb gets too close to a power line, let the crew trim the tree.  But that's too simple.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is California. They probably have a low protection the trees.

Under ground transmission lines is also an option.

M. Silvius said...

Give the whole stinking place back to Mexico I say.. that will solve a whole lot of problems in one fell swoop.