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Weeks after Edgewood Fire, Emerald Hills residents frustrated over ongoing power outages

Original post made on Jul 26, 2022

Since the 20-acre Edgewood Fire was contained last month, roughly 1,137 PG&E customers in the area have experienced repeated power outages, which have disrupted medical treatments, child care and more.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 9:50 AM

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Posted by Rhodoreae
a resident of Ventura
on Jul 26, 2022 at 10:39 am

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Unfortunately with our aging infrastructure and Public Safety Power Shutoffs we now need more backup power options like batteries and generators. Especially for anyone with medical needs.

Portable power stations are useful for CPAP and other smaller devices, but a generator or large batteries are necessary for poweringrefrigerator and air conditioning.

Posted by Mondoman
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 27, 2022 at 6:14 am

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In the "old days", electric utilities focused on two things -- reliability and keeping prices down. Electricity became so reliable that activists from two sides started plundering the utilities: one side siphoned off money to executives and Wall Street while the other side forced utilities to fund its social causes.
Now we are left with electricity that is quite expensive, unreliable and causes damage and injury to millions because of the long lack of systems investment. The goose that laid the golden egg is officially dead.

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