The power company was blamed for starting some of the wild fires in
California so has decided to take the safe way out and cut power for the
expected storm. No power or gas for days in parts.
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On Wed, 09 Oct 2019 17:31:49 +0100, Brian Gaff wrote:
The problem is failsafes eat in to valuable profits - much like having to
keep spare capacity.
Always best to swerve any supplier trading on being 100% efficient since
it means they are 0% prepared for anything untoward.
They probably have them, but its too late if the first spark starts a fire.
You need to be able to predict the sparks, which is what they have done,
storm coming, sparks, fires, law suits.
Turn of power, no sparks, no law suits.
People may die but they have been warned there will be no power for
days, no law suits.
Its all down to the lawyers, maybe someone should sue them?
Yes, pretty stupid to have a legal system where its cheaper to cut off
the power to all users than face the possible punitive damages that can
Even if they did cause some of the fires by not cutting down other
peoples trees it wasn't them that caused the deaths, it was people not
evacuating when they were told too.
Although PG&E can take some blame for not doing appropriate
tree-trimming (as can UK Power Networks, we had another 10sec power cut
But I've always said that in the USA you don't get justice, you get law
- and plenty of it. It's what happens when you elect judges - they
become more open to bribes and they need to look tough to help their
There's no obfuscated Perl contest because it's pointless.
In fact there will always be law suits from those
who arent getting the power they are paying for.
There will be law suits from the relos of those who have
died because there is no power to keep them alive and
from those who are less comfortable than they would be
with the power supplied and those who no longer have
the power to use to stop their house catching fire etc.
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