SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

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SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety
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Received a notification in the mail today like I'm sure many of you have regarding a community meeting being sponsored by SCE to answer questions on the new power shutoff protocol. The recent posts on this subject here on edhat have been the biggest I've ever seen mainly because of the uncertainty of this new process. Here is your chance to get the information straight from the source.

Date: Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 to 8:30
Location: Earl Warren Showground - Warren Hall 3400 Calle Real Santa Barbara 93105

Agenda:
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Doors open and Open House
7:00pm - 8:30pm - Presentation and Meet with the experts

As the State of California Continues to experience a year-round fire season , SCE wants to make sure communities are informed and prepared as we implement our Wildfire Mitigation Plan.

You'll have an opportunity to learn more about the Public Safety Power Shutoff protocol, hear from emergency preparedness experts and update your contact information so you won't miss out on any important SCE emergency notifications

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mp805 Nov 05, 2019 09:08 AM
SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

I believe there will be, looks like they post it up on youtube after the meeting...it appears they already had one of these SCE PSPS meetings in montecito on Sept 19, 2019. LINK HERE___https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bqgyv7OrAk

cthielst Oct 31, 2019 12:41 PM
SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

For those with functional limitations, or disabilities, extra planning and preparations are needed; especially if you rely on electrical equipment and/or need more time or assistance to evacuate.. See https://thielst.typepad.com/my_weblog/2017/06/disaster-preparedness-for-those-with-functional-limitations.html Community agencies and organizations may also want to read this blog post to increase their knowledge of the needs of this growing population.

Factotum Oct 27, 2019 09:40 AM
SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

SCE did not just spend profits on "lavish dinners". PEW reports: "In California, home to nearly half the electric vehicles (EVs) now on U.S. roads, the Public Utilities Commission last year approved plans for three of the state’s largest utilities — Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric — to build more than 12,500 charging stations at workplaces, apartment complexes and public locations for about $200 million." Subsidizing wealthy Tesla and other electric car owners offering cash rebates also drained capital improvement funding. Green alternative transportation does not run off free energy from the sun or wind.

a-1573844718 Oct 27, 2019 09:11 AM
SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

We, the Community, here in Santa Barbara County, have endured an unimaginable amount of repetitive trauma. Allowing Edison to administer the final knockout to us is painful to contemplate. A bottle of water at a charging station they provide is an insult. Edison, you "saved" for years by not updating your equipment...and gave bonuses to your CEO and Board. So, now you must pay. Instead, provide hotel rooms in safe areas, at your shareholder's expense. Provide food vouchers at good restaurants. Provide gift certificates to Costco, Target, Von's, etc., so evacuated young families can buy baby formula and diapers . Provide safety rides for seniors. Provide personal aids to disabled people. Just DON'T provide platitudes!

ChrisL Oct 27, 2019 08:21 AM
SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

Yeah let's all go to that 7 November SCE infomercial. Unfurl a sign and take a speaker slip (oh maybe they won't offer--take the floor anyway) demanding BURY THE DAMN LINES/COST-BENEFIT OBVIOUS. And I wouldn't take the dozen squirming sycophantic excuses we will hear. The full burden belongs on SCE, PG&E and all their shareholders--not us.

mp805 Oct 26, 2019 10:05 AM
SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

I hope they can at least consolidate their maps of proposed shutoffs to make this process easier. Trying to look through 20 different maps to see if your power will be shutoff is insane.

mp805 Oct 26, 2019 10:57 AM
SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

I still have dial-up :) ...One of the biggest complaints if you followed the SCE poweroutage thread last week was trying to find if your location was to be shutoff. just think it would be easier with one map.

a-1573844718 Oct 26, 2019 09:53 AM
SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

Small generator to run traffic lights at Turnpike and Hollister during Edison "inspired" blackouts. Needed to install, by Edison. That intersection is collision prone. Next to San Marcos High School and Turnpike Shopping Center.

a-1573844718 Oct 26, 2019 09:47 AM
SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

AI6YR --"Here's another (primo) solar panel + battery setup from another #hamradio operator (this is off the shelf... very nice). A lot of us have been playing with these for years for radio reasons, never thought they'd be useful for #PSPS power shutdowns." https://twitter.com/ai6yrham?lang=en

a-1573844718 Oct 26, 2019 09:32 AM
SCE Community Meeting on Wildfire Safety

Siege mentality, that's probably a newer psychological term for we Californians. It describes the mentality of some people in the PG&E area up north, in a Santa Rosa Press Democrat article yesterday. How does SCE propose we deal with this here in Santa Barbara? "A widespread preemptive blackout scheduled for about 93,000 PG&E... But after a similar outage just two days earlier, the shutdown compounded a siege mentality for some, which has been exacerbated by dangerously poor air quality." SM, or one might say S & M.

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