SoCal Edison Enables Planned Power Outage

Update by an edhat reader
September 7, 2019
6:45 p.m.: Painted Cave, Trout Club and the surrounding mountain communities are without power.  It is unknown if this is the planned outage for the ‘wind event’ or a result of the wind.  

Update by City of Goleta

7:30 p.m., September 7, 2019

The City of Goleta has been notified that due to weather conditions, SCE has shut off power this evening in the Gaviota area of Santa Barbara County. This includes:

  • Unincorporated area from Gaviota to Point Conception
  • Unincorporated areas west of Goleta

At this time, SCE cannot provide an estimate of restoration time. Power will be restored as conditions improve, crews conduct inspections, and determine it is safe to re-energize lines.

The following areas of Santa Barbara continue to be monitored for a potential Public Safety Power Shut-Off (PSPS):

  • Unincorporated areas near Gaviota
  • Unincorporated areas near Gaviota
  • Unincorporated areas near Las Flores Canyon

SCE is deploying a Community Outreach Vehicle equipped with backup power so that customers can charge their personal mobile devices and continue to receive updates about the outage. Water and snacks will also be available to customers. The vehicle will be stationed at Girsh Park located at 7050 Phelps Road in Goleta, and will be open from 9:00 p.m. to midnight tonight (September 7), and 7:00 a.m. to midnight tomorrow (if outage continues).

There are currently no areas within Goleta City limits that are being monitored for a PSPS. However, the shut-off could have residual impacts and is a good reminder to be prepared should a PSPS occur within City limits. 

Visit the SCE website for more information:

Helpful resources include:

Update by City of Goleta

September 6, 2019

The City has received updated information on SCE’s potential Public Safety Power Shut-offs in the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County. They are continuing to monitor weather conditions. The area in “Noleta”, between the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta from Paradise Road down Turnpike Road to More Mesa, is no longer under consideration for a power shut-off.

However, the area between Dos Pueblos Canyon Road and Gaviota and along Refugio Road and Highway 101 north of Goleta is still under consideration, as are areas further north.

Again, no Public Safety Power Shutoffs have been initiated by SCE at this time.

Visit the SCE website for more information:

While this potential Public Safety Power Shut-off doesn’t impact Goleta directly this time, residents should be informed of what to do if a Shutoff were to occur in their area and takes steps to prepare now.

Here are some helpful resources:

Stay current by following the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management on Twitter at @SBCountyOEM.

By edhat staff

September 5, 2019

Southern California Edison (SCE) is considering a Public Safety Power Outage on Friday and Saturday within Santa Barbara County.

An alert was sent out to Goleta and Noleta residents warning them of the potential outage. An edhat reader reports they received an “aware and prepare” which stated the following:

Southern California Edison (SCE) has notified the public this afternoon that it is considering turning off power to certain areas in Santa Barbara County later this week.  One outage may occur between Dos Pueblos Canyon Road and Gaviota and along Refugio Road and Highway 101 north of Goleta on Friday (September 6).  Another outage may occur in the “Noleta” area between the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta from Paradise Road down Turnpike Road to More Mesa on Saturday (September 7).  More information will be provided as it becomes available.  If you live in or work in or near these areas, you should make necessary preparations for a possible multiple day power outage.  Call SCE directly at 1-800-611-1911 or visit with questions related to this potential outage. For tips on how to prepare, go to and click “Preparing for a Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS).

SCE’s website states the Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) are due to weather conditions that may create the potential for elevated fire risk. Currently, 4,600 customers are “under PSPS consideration.”

Maps listed as area 1-4 draw out where these apparent shutoffs may occur:

  • Area 1 Map depicts a large section surrounding Highway 154 leading through Turnpike and the More Mesa area.
  • Area 2 Map shows a parcel of land where Cathedral Oaks Road dead ends by Maria Ygnacio Creek in Goleta.
  • Area 3 Map illustrates the majority of Painted Cave Road and the Painted Cave community
  • Area 4 Map includes a large area of Highway 101 from Dos Pueblos Canyon to Gaviota.


According to the City of Goleta, SCE has not yet made the decision whether the PSPS will take place, but it could lead to multi-day power outages during extremely hot, dry, and/or windy weather. A PSPS outage will last as long as the potentially dangerous weather conditions exist, plus the amount of time it takes for power company workers to inspect and repair their equipment in the affected area(s).

Residents should be prepared for a power outage that could last 3-5 days.

Below are some resources:

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  1. Can’t have it both ways – you can’t sue SCE for a power issue causing a fire during red flag conditions – and then also decide to sue them for taking the power offline to prevent a fire during red flag conditions.

  2. When, exactly, will we know if the power will be shut off? Will it just be shut off as soon as SCE makes the final decision, or will we be given a couple hours notice, or is this the only notice we get? Some clarity would help!

  3. Lets take a poll on how many of us are willing to have our monthly bill increase to pay for burying all of the back country power lines underground. Let’s guess that it will double our current bill. And are those of us who live in more urban areas wiling to subsidize this work for the people that live in Mission Canyon and Montecito? Upvote for yes, downvote for no.

  4. PITMIX – why should we have to pay for SCE to bring their equipment up to par? Shouldn’t that be required in order to operate in a developed country such as this? You seem to be fine with allowing a substandard utility shutting off its power every time it’s hot and windy. How about we DEMAND that they provide the services commensurate to the expectations of a civilized nation?

  5. Click on the link for Southern California Edison’s PSPS Webpage to get informed. They just gave us the first notification per their protocol. I applaud Edhat for posting this info, because those on this forum have a chance to get ready. However, I think most people are significantly uniformed to the point that they will be caught flat footed if & when they shut off the power in the proposed area. If they announce the shutoff notice per the 3rd Notification, there probably won’t be a bag of ice left in this town to keep your stuff cool.

  6. This is actually a very good question. A few years ago one of the underground power lines in our neighborhood shorted out. It took SCE almost a week to locate the short, dig up the bad line, and then replace it- our power was off for most of that time (SCE brought in portable generators eventually). One of the SCE guys told me that if it had been a break in an overhead line, repair would have taken a few hours only. So basically it’s a tradeoff between cost to install underground lines, ease of maintenance, and fire risk.

  7. After the Paint Fire ( Painted Cave) destroyed our neighborhood, during the rebuilding most of my neighborhood put utilities underground. At the time it only cost 10K per parcel. SCE should have done this in all high fire areas years ago. A special district or some sort of parcel tax could have been implemented to cover costs. We have an underground vault on our property which is hidden and has never been a problem. SCE inspects it every couple of years.
    Our power used to go out every time the wind blew. Now it rarely does. In the past 29 years we have had no issues with power outages, lines shorting, vegetation becoming a hazard, mechanical problems or any other issues caused by overhead wires and equipment. Not only has this made our life safer the view without power poles is fantastic. There is no “ trade off” as mentioned above. Underground is far superior to overhead live wires.

  8. Former wildland firefighter here. The San Marcos Pass has been designated by the state as being especially hazardous during Santa Ana wind events because of high fuel load and topography. The only time fire has breeched 101 in the recent past was that area south of the pass ie the Paint Fire in 1990.. The more pertinent question might be why the Hope Ranch area with its fuel load and topography wasn’t included in this possible outage.

  9. I don’t understand this:
    •Area 2 Map shows a parcel of land where Cathedral Oaks Road dead ends by Maria Ygnacio Creek in Goleta
    What is this “dead end”? Cathedral Oaks extends from l54 on the east all the way to l0l on the west. There is no “dead end” that I know of, and I’ve lived here 50 years.

  10. Since we seem to have a nearly year-round Fire season, I guess no more buying Costco packages of frozen food. In fact, even though a full freezer is more efficient, I’ll keep a minimum of frozen food. We are risking a garbage can full of unsafe, inedible food after several days, with no recourse. Other than all of us running out and buying generators, learning how to hook them up on YouTube. That seems safe. Whole neighborhoods of people running stinky, noisy generators “safely”. This seems insane.

  11. I’m sorry, but this is really 3rd World. Just because there is a risk of fire, they shut off the power to thousands of homes and businesses? How about they make sure their high-tech gear can handle the local conditions? This is beyond silly and I’m amazed no one is fighting them on this.

  12. Just over a month ago during an extended SCE outage (18 hours, equipment related) I watched two of my idiot neighbors fumble around hooking up “Harbor Freight” and “Home Depo” generators, including splicing wiring and pouring gasoline over everything. Fortunately all remained safe, but there are unintended consequences with all actions, regardless how noble the intent.

  13. ICRE84U – good point. My whole neighborhood was swapping generator purchase info to “prepare” for one of these outages and I couldn’t help but think – wouldn’t the risk of fire INCREASE with hundreds of homes in a neighborhood all running amateur generators? The sparks, the gas, the risk of electrical “back feed” and all the other issues seem far more likely to spark a fire than just keeping the power on!

  14. What about the health risk of shutting off the electricity. People on ventilators , or air purifiers? what about the people that need their wheelchairs charged? Seniors with landline phones, that won’t work if there’s no power. Who will be responsible or liable if someone falls during a blackout……. falls, because they can’t see a damn thing when it’s pitch black.

  15. Um, this is why they are giving advanced notice – there is no liability here. They are warning everyone in advance so people can make appropriate arrangements to prevent any problems during the blackout if there even is one. Also, the sun shines during the day so there will be light. Stores sell lanterns and flashlights and even nightlights that light up the room if the power goes out.

  16. Landline phones have their own power, so an old school phone with a direct connection to the phone line, not a cordless phone with an answering machine box, will work during an emergency until the phone lines are severed. We kept our landline for years for just this reason but finally gave it up.

  17. I don’t know if it’s misguided, by I’m spoken to a few friends that will be creating unofficial “checkpoints” leading into their foothill neighborhoods. These are generally quiet neighborhoods with only local traffic, and the neighbors are very tight. During fire evacuations there are a lot of people cruising around, bad intent or not. They don’t want non-locals up there for whatever reason when the power is out. And they figure the sheriff will be stretched very thin. At any rate, this will be a very interesting experience if the power is shut off for an extended period of time.

  18. High high high density population, homes close together, off Puente all the way to More Mesa. This is NOT in high fire according to the grid (stops at Cathedral Oaks), so why endanger so many people south of #101 and along north and south of Hollister. Death trap if there is a fire and people need to evacuate (if they even know to do so, with power off). The tortured map shows that San Marcos Pass Rd is excluded, where the Sheriff’s coroner headquarters are located, near Goleta Cemetery.

  19. 10:05am: yup, definitely more risk. But to be clear, SCE is absolutely NOT concerned about the actual fires, they are concerned with their own liability associated with fires. They could care less if they are actually creating a more dangerous situation, as long as the liability doesn’t fall on them.

  20. Again, I don’t know if it’s just neighborhood rumors. Or maybe they’re just talking about a few of the neighbors sitting on lawn chairs at the bottom of the street with flashlights. But people are very concerned that the “pros” will have their hands full elsewhere for days on end.

  21. Looking at the weather channel it looks like winds will not go off shore until about 8p tomorrow(Friday). And predicted wind velocity generally not over 10 Mph. I wonder what threshold SCE will be using regarding cutting power to the Noleta/Goleta/Gaviota area? I, and many relatives, live in Noleta and thank SCE for proactively protecting my area, if necessary. But why are they not planning to protect SB, Montecito and Carp?

  22. Please encourage your neighbors to stand down and allow local LE to protect your neighborhood from “lookey looers.” The last thing we need are a bunch of armed neighbors firing off shots in the darkness of a black out at anyone who looks “suspicious.” I can’t believe I even need to warn against this.

  23. The “Pros” will be focusing on those areas where the power is out. Why would they be stretched thin somewhere else? If nothing else is going on, I’m sure there will be plenty to protect the Foothill neighborhoods. Please talk some sense into your neighbors.

  24. We had this discussion a while back. If you want to set up your solar system so it can be used for power when the grid is dead, you have to do something extra during the installation. So not every solar system would be helpful during outages.

  25. The law of unintended consequences will be in full force. Make sure your car is out of the garage before the power goes it if you have an electric door opener. Churches need to get their frozen meals for those in need to unaffected freezers. This is your time to prepare. If you spend it complaining then you won’t be prepared.

  26. Obscene daytime high temps are not actually the dangerous thing about heat waves. It’s really record nighttime temps that correspond to mortality. If you need AC for sleeping and to “catch up” your body from intense stress from heat, and power is off because of Edison, you might be in mortal danger, over time. Especially for elderly and people with anyone with autoimmune illness. If you can, take naps during day.

  27. But the disaster and starting over allowed the community to come together and get this done.
    Imagine it being done in regular life. How many years did it take Hillary Hauser and Heal the Ocean to get sewer systems in oceanfront communities?! (Wikipedia says 15).

  28. There is another point here. The most at-risk are in the hills or mountains, next are those in the “urban interface,” from cabins to mansions. ————————————————————— Many rebuild in oft-decimated flood plains. Many rebuild in fire-burned and fire-prone areas. No. I do Not Want to Subsidize these irrational choices. Especially when the home owners are very rich.

  29. This was a reply to Zenyatta on 9/5.
    (But the disaster and starting over allowed the community to come together and get this done. Imagine it being done in regular life. How many years did it take Hillary Hauser and Heal the Ocean to get sewer systems in oceanfront communities?! (Wikipedia says 15).)

  30. Per the link for Southern California Edison’s PSPS Webpage, we are now down to 1,561 affected customers in our area. **** Santa Barbara County (1,561 customers)
    ◾Unincorporated areas west of Goleta
    ◾Unincorporated areas from near Gaviota to Point Conception
    ◾Unincorporated areas near Las Flores Canyon
    ◾Area 1 | Area 2 | Area 3 | Area 4 | Area 5 | Area 6
    This is obviously a dynamic situation. Thankfully the number went down (it was ~5,700 customers earlier today)

  31. If anyone who downvoted SBObserver’s post would anonymously explain why, I’d really like to hear your thoughts. I can’t understand why anyone would downvote the statements expressed here. Thanks in advance! ================================================== (do store good canned food, like vegetables and beans, and buy a gallon of water to store every time you shop, til you’ve built up a good store.)

  32. I trust our fire department. If they’re staging engines on #154, and Hollister/Turnpike, and on Puente, I’ll know that there’s ____real___ danger from fire Friday and Saturday. OOPs, I think our Noleta fire station #13 (Hollister, near Puente) will have it’s power turned off, too.

  33. Sheriff Brown, please assign deputies to protect Noleta during this “emergency” created by Edison. We need deputies at Puente/Hollister, Puente/More Mesa (at Atascadero Creek bridge– by the bike path that will be used to cart our personal possessions away during the power outage…).

  34. So far so good. SCE didn’t issue the 2nd warning today. They just spent all day futzing with map boundaries in an incomprehensible way. Tomorrow seems to be the big wind event. Perhaps if they cut power then it will only be for one night and not two. If you have a couple frozen water jugs in your freezers then that may be good enough for 24hrs.

  35. If you are really worried, go to the SB shelter and adopt one of their pit bulls. Very few people will try to rob a house with a barking pit. Mine have protected my house from this several times. Came home to find some screens removed but no further entry. Just don’t tell anyone the big secret that they are mostly bark and can be bribed with a few treats.

  36. 10:41PM, if your kids go to a state college or get financial aid, we are already subsidizing you. And your mortgage interest deduction is also a big subsidy to homeowners. Subsidies are everywhere and we all take advantage of them. I support the subsidy to your kids and your house, will you help me bury my power lines? But that story about a buried line taking longer to fix was pretty interesting.

  37. Thats actually true ….kind of. If you have solar and the power goes out, you dont have power. If you have a battery back up and the power goes out, you dont have power. You need a transfer switch and a lot of people think just solar and battery alone and you are your own power station. A automatic transfer switch can cost 3 grand. People are getting battery’s thinking that they will be cool in a blackout, and unfortunately its not true. I can get you a lithium Phosphate 20 K battery, wont catch fire like a Telsa, commercial size that qualifies you for Demand Response, that means SCE will help you pay for it. Its not that expensive than you think because it pays for itself. At night when the cost of energy is higher? you are switching to your battery to save $ daily. The ROI is much faster than solar alone. There is a solution and a generator is not it.
    Dr Microgrid

  38. Amazing. People are freaking out over a couple of days without power? Even with an announcement days prior to the event! To think, just 2 generations ago the overwhelming majority of people in the US had no electricity in their homes or their lives… And today? People call 911 when their internet is down. Or they take to Edhat to stir up their fears of being robbed by gangs of masked bandits marauding through the darkness. How about getting a book or two, a few candles, a lantern a small cooking/camping stove and enjoying the peace and quiet for a change? All while knowing that the power and your comforts are just a day or two away. If a planned outage makes you scared, what are you going to do when the BIG ONE hits? Seriously. What are you going to do when the 101 is closed and power is out for weeks?

  39. There’s a druggie/firebug/camper/vagrant who has started several small fires along the bike path between Puente and Nogal recently. Neighbors put the fires out. With sundowner winds…Hope Ranch look out, it’s coming your way. Sheriff, please patrol the bike path for this heartless man … who hasn’t been caught. Campers and their drug cooking fires, separate them from the bike path.

  40. Per NOAA, nominal max wind gusts at nominal foothill locations for Friday night: 30mph Mission Canyon, 30mph 154/SMP, 35mph Ellwood, 35mph Gaviota coast. Per NOAA, nominal max wind gusts Saturday night: 30mph Mission Canyon, 30mph 154/SMP, 40mph Ellwood, 45-50mph Gaviota coast. If this forecast holds, it’s going to be very windy tonight and tomorrow night.

  41. Noleta. Java Station at Hollister/Nogal, opens daily at 6am. Meet for coffee if our electricity is out. Share information. SHASTA GUY, John Wiley, and Roger…we’ll “make a plate” for you, join us. County of S.B. if there’s a fire, put an information board at Java Station.

  42. 9:12am – These areas aren’t necessarily being shut down because of topography or anything, but more because these are where elements of SCE’s equipment would be impacted the most. Still a crappy thing to do, but maybe that explains why they chose such seemingly odd places to shut down.

  43. Or they use the power grid, the circuit layout and the actual lines? No wonder conspiracy theories thrive. People have lost all ability to reason. Instead, they use their tiny universe of experiences and limited knowledge to create a reason… Same word, different meanings.

  44. Per the link for Southern California Edison’s PSPS Webpage, they just added TWO more maps to our area, taking the potential shutdown zones all the way to Point Conception. They are definitely thinking about us. There are about 5,700 customers in the six maps. I don’t think that there are that many bags of ice on the south coast.

  45. For refrigerators get block ice to keep goods cold. It worked back in the “icebox” times when the ice man delivered your ice. Maybe dry ice would work for freezers? Or, as someone mentioned here, freeze zip lock bags with water and freeze to make your own blocks.

  46. Zip lock bags are fragile, single use containers. Used plastic milk or soda bottles make great “ice blocks”. Some can be moved to the fridge when power goes out. The melt water is contained, ready for the next freeze. Realistically, we prefer the small honda gas generator. Relatively quiet and easy to use and we can run the fridge, the well pump or anything else.

  47. NOAA just added a Fire Weather Watch: I have a feeling we’re going to be one of the first field tests of the preemptive power shutdown program. Fire Weather Watch
    National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
    1019 AM PDT Fri Sep 6 2019
    .Sundowner winds combined with warm and dry conditions are
    expected to impact portions of Santa Barbara County through the
    weekend. Peak wind gusts will range between 40 and 50 mph, with
    isolated gusts to 60 mph near Gaviota. Gusty winds to 40 mph will
    spread into areas near the Montecito Hills after midnight as
    winds turn north to northeast. Humidities will get down into the
    teens in some areas and temperatures will be in the 80s to lower
    90s in the afternoon and evening hours.

  48. For those thinking that the shutdowns are based on topography – from the actual SCE maps: “SCEhasid entified thisareaasc ontaining d istribution c irc uit(s)
    thatprov id eelec tric alserv ic eto c ustom ersloc ated in Hig hFire
    R isk Areasand m ay besubjec tto Public Safety PowerShutoffs
    (PSPS).Som ec irc uits,asind ic ated on them ap,m ay orig inate
    from ,term inatein,orotherwisetrav erseHig hFireR isk Areas,
    and theentirec irc uitm ay besubjec tto aPSPSev entoutag e.
    WhileSCE’sg oalisto m inim izetheoutag eto affec ted areas
    d uring aPSPSev ent,v arioussystem d esig n,operational,and
    env ironm entalfac torswillaffec thowand when powerisrestored
    to thesec irc uitsorportionsthereof.”

  49. Whoops – formatting was bad: “SCE has identified this area as containing distribution circuit(s)
    that provide electrical service to customers located in High Fire
    Risk Areas and may be subject to Public Safety Power Shutoffs
    (PSPS).Some circuits, as indicated on the map, may originate
    from ,terminate in, or otherwise traverse High Fire Risk Areas….. you can edit the rest if you want 🙂

  50. Rode my mtn bike up Gibraltar Rd, east on ECC, then down Romero Canyon. Romero Saddle was pretty windy in the mid-to-late afternoon, I’d say 20 mph gusting to 25. East of Montecito Peak on ECC it got noticeably hot – felt like the high 80’s to mid 90’s.

  51. Pathetic, SBCountyOEM. Tweeted one hour ago about outage and was incomplete, nothing about #154 outage. Only west of Goleta, Naples to Jalama. Prior to the ONE TWEET, the last tweet was 8 hours ago. Way to go. I live in Noleta, and you aren’t helpful! Try to get involved, and act like you care! Short of that, try being right.

  52. NOAA just upped the forecast. If anything happens it probably will be after we go to bed (if at all). I haven’t felt even the slightest whisp of a sundowner here near the SB Mission: High Wind Warning
    National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
    600 PM PDT Sat Sep 7 2019
    Santa Barbara County South Coast-Santa Barbara County Mountains-
    Including the cities of Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria,
    San Marcos Pass, San Rafael Wilderness Area,
    and Dick Smith Wilderness Area
    600 PM PDT Sat Sep 7 2019
    The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
    High Wind Warning, which is in effect until 3 AM PDT Sunday. The
    Wind Advisory is no longer in effect.
    * WINDS…North to northwest winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts to
    45 mph will increase in coverage and strength through this
    evening to between 25 and 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph tonight.
    West of Goleta, higher northwest to north winds of 30 to 45 mph
    with gusts to 60 mph will be likely. Isolated gusts to 65 mph
    will be possible between Gaviota and Refugio through tonight.
    The strongest winds will generally be from San Marcos Pass
    westward and above 1000 feet elevation.

  53. Everyone MUST protest power turnoffs! “PSPS impacts are significant. Most affected will be people who are dependent on electricity for medical devices such as oxygenator machines, dialysis and electric wheelchairs.—-The elderly and others will have no electricity to run needed air conditioning and fans on days of record-breaking heat. Nearly all gas stations in communities affected will have no power. Street signals, restaurant refrigeration, elevators and school classrooms will all be without power.—-
    People who physically cannot use stairs will be unable to make appointments and go to work because the elevator they rely on will be out of service. Residents with electric garage doors and electric gates will not open during a PSPS, and during an emergency they could become trapped if they are not trained or capable of opening them manually.—-Even firefighters who are responding to fires will not have adequate water that relies on electric pumps to fill tanks and pressurize hydrants. Farmers and ranchers may not have water for crops and livestock.”—- Read full ARTICLE HERE:

  54. Edison is a business, private, with a Board of Directors.
    “Two Ways to Contact Us. Call our Edison Helpline at 1-800- 877-7089 to have your matter transmitted directly to the appropriate Director or Directors, or send it to us at this address:
    [Name of Director or Directors]
    c/o Corporate Secretary.
    Edison International (or SCE).
    2244 Walnut Grove Ave.
    Rosemead, Calif. 91770 .

  55. Google “edison corporate office” and click on Corporate Governance or Board of Directors, “Who We Are”. You’ll get all info on board, but nothing about their HUGE bonuses: Jeanne M. Beliveau, Michael C. Cumunez, Vanessa C.L. Chang, James T. Morris, Timothy T. O’Toole, Kevin M. Payne, Pedro J. Pizarro, Linda G. Stuntz, William P. Sullivan, Peter J. Taylor, Keith Trent.

  56. Power Out-154 @ Foothill. Sudden total outage at about 10:40, so probably a utility shut off rather than line down. Wind relatively light, but earlier we saw a forecast for strong wind at 10. AM that is. 🙁
    Anyone else having an outage?

  57. SCE Outage Site: Repair Outage
    Last Updated: 10:20:25 PM Today
    Estimated Restoration:
    Most up by 12:30:00 PM Tomorrow
    Outage reported.
    In Progress
    We are determining the cause.
    Repair crew on the way.
    Crews are performing repairs.
    Power restored.
    Reason for Outage:
    Analyzing Problem
    Customers Affected: 635
    Unincorporat… 93105

  58. People are paid to protect us, officials to complain to: S.B.County Executive Branch: Mona Miyasato, CEO, 805.568.3400, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: Das Williams, 805.568.2186,; Gregg Hart, 805. 568.2191.; Joan Hartmann, 805. 568.2192;, Peter Adam, 805.346.8407,; Steve Lavagnino, 805.346.8400,

  59. It looks like John got a regular outage last night. The SCE PSPS website says that the two areas west of Goleta still have their power out, but the outage map says there is no power outage. SCE’s right hand needs to ask the left hand what’s going on. The weather alerts are still in effect through tonight, so we’re not done with this yet. It would be great if Edhat put together a thread where we can debrief this first PSPS event. Undoubtedly there will be more of them impacting more people for longer periods of time.

  60. Edhat, good idea SHASTA GUY has for a debrief of this first turnoff of our power. Maybe someone could review these 188 comments, too (as of 8:45 a.m. Sunday morning). Also, there are 20, 938 reads of this thread, so it’s pretty clear there’s interest.

  61. Lower Riviera: When I went to turn on a lamp it was “dead.” I thought it was the light bulb. Nope. As I stood there, giving the light switch another turn, the electricity came back on. Later on, I checked our electric clock and we had only lost three minutes of power. Time: just prior to sunset.

  62. On the Lower Riv it’s past midnight now and we haven’t had a puff of wind. I know, because, to let in cool air during this warmer weather, I like to keep all doors wide open until late at night. (Watchdog as protection.) Around 4 p.m. I did notice a couple leaves and one small bird feather had come in the open east-facing door. Not a typical event. But never felt a bit of wind and I was outside off and on, throughout the day.

  63. As a longtime resident living off the 154 near the top of the pass, I’ve become infuriated with these constant power outages in the mountain communities. For those not in the know, power outtages have been seemingly never ending for the last year or so. Seems like once a week at this point, the power is out all day. And now, they just shut power off whenever it’s hot or windy??? How about actually fixing the problem areas so there is no risk of downed power lines?
    Furthermore when the power is out, the cell phone tower goes down, so no one on the mountain has access to phone or internet. We are sent back to the stone age. What if a fire did break out? No one would even know until they saw flames or smelled the smoke. Firefighters would be scrambling to warn and evacuate people instead of concentrating on fighting the fires. Also every property up here relies on an electrically powered well and water system, hopefully with the tank above your house so you can at least have gravity on your side. If your water tank is below the level or your house, guess what? You have NO WATER!
    We also cannot run our fans or AC (if you’re lucky enough to have one) on brutally hot days which, is only an annoyance to me, but could potentially lead to elderly people or small children succumbing to heat stroke. SCE needs to stop treating us like 2nd class citizens. Get your shit together and fix this broken infrastructure please!

  64. CATPOWER, you should go meet up with people downtown, eastside and westside, who seem to be without power once a week. Organize. Document. Talk to City Council and County Supervisors and give evidence of failure of service. Someone in County Government signs a contract of service with Edison, and over the hill with PG &E. So it seems that someone in the County isn’t up to the job.

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