I want assurance from SDG&E

We received a letter today detailing how, if certain criteria are met during high winds, that SDG&E will cut our power. After all the suffering caused by their lack of line maintenance, by not clearing dead trees away from their transmission lines, now this.

SDG&E tells us to make a plan. How do you plan for electricity arbitrarily being cut off for someone who sleeps with a CPAP machine because of sleep apnea or an asthmatic who needs power for a nebulizer? By buying an expensive gas-powered generator?

What does SDG&E offer to ameliorate the situation for those who will be much more than inconvenienced? Nothing. Perhaps they should offer generators at cost and rebates when this shutoff is enacted.

Personally, I want an assurance that SDG&E will not be the ones making the decision as to when power will be cut.

B. Huss

3 Responses to "I want assurance from SDG&E"

  1. Leah   February 1, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    SDG&E made this decision after people affected from the fire last year decided to sue them for damages. Very irritating, but understandable.

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  2. lsolywa   February 1, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Call your power company and let them know to put you on a priority list for power restoration. If you let them know you have a medical device that requires electricity, this may help you get power quicker.
    Second, you could have a battery charged on back up. This used to take a deep cycle marine battery, but there might be others not as heavy and cumbersome now.

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  3. B. Huss   February 1, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    You can’t fight fires with water from fire hydrants if the electricity to water pumping stations is cut off.

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