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FutureStarrPower outage Los Angeles
Los Angeles is hit by a power outage, causing the city to get dark and use torches while they file their reports, getting prepared to confront the problem of electrical overcrowding at night.
SCE will be performing important work on the electrical system in your area that will cause the power to be out temporarily. During this unprecedented time, SCE continues to complete work that is necessary to protect public safety, reduce wildfire risk, complete customer-requested efforts and maintain and improve reliability on the electric system. We do not take the decision to proceed with this outage lightly and our teams are working to shorten the duration as much as possible. We appreciate your patience. La Canada Flintridge Files Complaint Against SoCal Edison Over Power OutagesThe La Canada Flintridge City Council Monday approved the filing of a formal complaint against Southern California Edison with the California Public Utilities Commission over what the city says is an unusually high number of unplanned power outages this summer. Angela Palmer: "I remember last year they said that they were going to do the shut off at 6 PM so I put my turkey in the oven at seven thinking OK great I have the whole day to enjoy with my family and then when they shut it off everyone should be going home by then. Well they shut the power off at 8 AM after my turkey had been in the oven for only an hour. And it’s not just about Thanksgiving it’s the fact that it’s also the beginning of the winter time and it’s cold and we have animals that we need water and without electricity no pumps work!!! I told my husband last year this is not going to stop even after they finish rewiring everything. We invested in a hardwired generac to run our whole home. I know not many can afford to do this and i’m so sorry for them and I hope that someone some how can change what they keep doing to our community "
"When there are potentially dangerous weather conditions in fire-prone areas, we may need to call a PSPS event. During these events, we will proactively turn off power in high fire risk areas to reduce the threat of wildfires. We recognize that PSPS events create hardships for our customers and communities, especially with so many people working and learning from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard a clear message from our customers, regulators, government officials, and public safety partners that the company must do more to reduce the need for PSPS. We are currently looking at opportunities to expedite grid hardening to reduce the need for PSPS events and the risk of wildfires." For now, his family has plenty of fuel for the generator. It’s supposed to be cold tonight and he fully expects the electricity to go out. While the furnace runs on gas, the thermostat needs electrical power, so he can’t run the heat without electricity to keep his 88-year-old mother-in-law warm along with their new litter of Jack Russell pups.Power companies in California have taken to switching off electric lines in advance of strong winds after a series of deadly wildfires were sparked by their equipment. It’s just one of the ways in which years of drought are reshaping life in the Golden State, home to about 40 million people. Last year, Southern California Edison cut electricity to more than 20,600 homes and businesses on Thanksgiving Day, when many people were sheltering at home due to the worsening coronavirus pandemic.Summer heat also brings increased energy demands to cool homes and businesses, potentially pushing our grid to capacity. As demand ramps up, the California Independent System Operator may issue a flex alert asking consumers to take steps to reduce their power usage. If usage doesn’t come down enough, the ISO can direct utilities to rotate power outages to prevent the grid from collapsing. (Source: www.latimes.com)