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Power outage affects nearly 5K Palo Alto Utilities customers Monday night

Original post made on Sep 6, 2022

Power has been restored to almost all of the 4,462 Palo Alto Utilities customers affected by an outage reported late Monday night in the southern end of the city.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 8:49 AM

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2022 at 9:15 am

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Any idea what caused it?

It would be easy to say it was heat related, but that is not helpful information.

With the flex alert, many people were delaying running washers, dryers, dishwashers, and charging EVs and other devices until the flex alert was over? Being unable to charge an EV can make an EV unusable the following day. On such a hot night, many needed a fan to keep themselves cool enough to sleep.

A better explanation to the cause would be at least good manners if nothing else.


Posted by Mondoman
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 6, 2022 at 12:41 pm

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Probably time for Palo Alto to ditch its end-natural-gas scheme as more will want to power their backup generators with convenient piped-in gas rather than smelly diesel or giant propane tanks.


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