Rolling Power Outages

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Has anyone investigated the reason why SCE is doing so many blackouts around town and how long this will last?  My neighborhood as had about six or seven this year and they tend to last longer than predicted.  It would be nice is we had a schedule to we could plan better.

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a-1528732076 Jun 11, 2018 08:47 AM
Rolling Power Outages

The question asked is why there is so much work right now when almost nothing was done for decade. Maybe they are afraid of lawsuits as are likely in Napa area? And also how much longer will this continue? It would be nice is a plan were shared with the public. I have also received advance notice of the work but on several occasions the work went on much longer than predicted (into the night) and on one occasion it didn't happen at all. I do sympathize with the workers (who have been helpful when spoken to at the job site). It is SCE that seems a bit unhelpful.

TomTomTomTom Jun 11, 2018 08:31 AM
Rolling Power Outages

They're replacing poles. But please ask yourself why in such a high risk fire area they and the city of SB are not putting the wires underground? We'd all be safer and the future would be brighter, but instead, the city chooses to spends millions upon millions on "other" things like consultants and tourist focused expenditures...

Luvaduck Jun 11, 2018 08:20 AM
Rolling Power Outages

Watching them replace poles is awesome. After a ground crew does its job, huge cranes jerk poles out like carrots! They lift a new pole over houses, trees and plant it and young, fearless 'acrobats' string new cables and wires. Doing just one is an all-day job, so they have multiple crews working the same neighborhood that has its electricity off for the day.

It makes neighborhoods less like to have power outages, and as aging wire insulation is replaced, unlikely to have fires. Inconvenient, big benefit. Freeze up plastic bottles of water, put them in your frig and enjoy the spectacle if you're lucky enough to be off during the day. If you're out, just rest easily knowing SCE is making your house safer.

Luvaduck Jun 11, 2018 08:19 AM
Rolling Power Outages

Watching them replace poles is awesome. After a ground crew does its job, huge cranes jerk poles out like carrots! They lift a new pole over houses, trees and plant it and young, fearless 'acrobats' string new cables and wires. Doing just one is an all-day job, so they have multiple crews working the same neighborhood that has its electricity off for the day.

It makes neighborhoods less like to have power outages, and as aging wire insulation is replaced, unlikely to have fires. Inconvenient, big benefit. Freeze up plastic bottles of water, put them in your frig and enjoy the spectacle if you're lucky enough to be off during the day. If you're out, just rest easily knowing SCE is making you safer.

a-1528678315 Jun 10, 2018 05:51 PM
Rolling Power Outages

Puente/Hollister, power out for about 10 minutes at about 5:45pm Sunday, no warning. Just simply off, then back on.

EastBeach Jun 10, 2018 05:30 PM
Rolling Power Outages

Same here - lots of planned Edison power outages lately. They do send notices via snail mail and email, often 2 to 3 weeks in advance as I recall. That's adequate warning for us.

a-1528672812 Jun 10, 2018 04:20 PM
Rolling Power Outages

We received notices and updates too. So far they haven't even done the work yet.

Ahchooo Jun 10, 2018 11:38 AM
Rolling Power Outages

We've had two of these planned outages at our house. Edison gave us at least two, maybe three weeks notice by letter and email, with a reminder by phone.

pstarSR Jun 10, 2018 10:37 AM
Rolling Power Outages

planned power outages are scheduled during the day when most people are at work. There is no way to "schedule" this type of infrastructure work other than a "general" time frame. digging poles out of the ground you run into all sorts of issues that need to be addressed before the new pole gets put in. Remember this is so you can charge your iphone and ipads. If you really hate it, get solar and a battery.

FondofSB Jun 10, 2018 10:21 AM
Rolling Power Outages

The most incompetent utility company you've ever had to deal with ..

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