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Five thousand without power in Mountain View on Wednesday

Original post made on Mar 23, 2023

Nearly 5,000 PG&E customers in Mountain View lost power Wednesday afternoon, the utility company reported. It was restored later that night.

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Posted by Jeremy Hoffman
a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 23, 2023 at 8:45 am

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This is getting ridiculous. We really need to invest in our power grid infrastructure to improve resiliency. What if more buildings had solar panels and on-site batteries? Would that have helped?

It's all the more important because it's urgent that we do more electrification and less fossil fuels, which pollute our children's lungs and accelerate the devastation of global warming.

Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Mar 23, 2023 at 11:39 am

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Really wish Mountain View had a program to underground utilities like San Diego's:

Web Link

15 miles of undergrounding a year via a franchise tax

Posted by ML
a resident of Gemello
on Mar 23, 2023 at 1:02 pm

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These outages are not too bad at the moment as compared to when we switch to EV's, heat pumps, electric stoves... My own overhead service to underground project with PGE has taken nearly 3 years, and is still ongoing. Through my business contacts, I hear similar stories from throughout NorCal. Something has to change. Mixing tall trees with high-voltage lines is a bad idea, and so is a monopolistic bureaucratic utility!

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