CALIFORNIA UTILITIES SHUT OFF POWER IN ‘EXTREMELY’ WINDY WEATHER 2018-07-15

CALIFORNIA UTILITIES SHUT OFF POWER IN 'EXTREMELY WINDY WEATHER

California utilities shut off power in ‘extremely’ windy weather to prevent wildfires

California has a history of power lines sometimes sparking wildfires during high wind conditions, so utilities are responding in elevated fire risk situations by taking a proactive measure — turning off the electricity.

Last week, Southern California Edison temporarily shut off power to thousands of people in Riverside County for some 33 hours in “extremely high-wind areas” to keep its electrical lines from sparking a wildfire.

Also, San Diego Gas & Electric cut power to a mountainous area in southeastern San Diego County last week when major portions of Southern California were in red flag alerts, indicating… READ MORE.


Editor's note: This post was originally published on CNBC.com  on December 13, 2017.

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