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PG&E officials say wildfires averted thanks to shutoffs

Kim Noyes
 

PG&E officials say wildfires averted thanks to shutoffs



Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)released pictures Friday of damage caused by high winds during their Public Safety Power Shutoffs on October 9.


PSPS DAMAGE.jpg

PG&E officials say the damage proves the shutoffs prevented additional wildfires from starting. During the shutoffs, the utility says that winds reached gusts of more than 50 miles per hour.

They added the peak gusts were more than 75 miles per hour.

77 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Sonoma County on Oct. 10 at 4:05 a.m.

75 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Contra Costa County on Oct. 10 at 3:20 a.m.

61 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Tehama County on Oct. 10 at 6:27 a.m.

61 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Tulare County on Oct. 9 at 3:10 p.m.

The 116 incidents of damage or hazards were spread widely across PG&E’s service territory.



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Mark Williams
 

I cannot understand why the existing wires cannot have a low cost insulator slid over them. 
Recycled PVC with a slit on the length. Does not need to be human perfect, just flying debris resistant.

Mark

Mark

On Nov 18, 2019, at 12:26 PM, Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@...> wrote:

PG&E officials say wildfires averted thanks to shutoffs



Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)released pictures Friday of damage caused by high winds during their Public Safety Power Shutoffs on October 9.


PSPS DAMAGE.jpg

PG&E officials say the damage proves the shutoffs prevented additional wildfires from starting. During the shutoffs, the utility says that winds reached gusts of more than 50 miles per hour.

They added the peak gusts were more than 75 miles per hour.

77 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Sonoma County on Oct. 10 at 4:05 a.m.

75 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Contra Costa County on Oct. 10 at 3:20 a.m.

61 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Tehama County on Oct. 10 at 6:27 a.m.

61 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Tulare County on Oct. 9 at 3:10 p.m.

The 116 incidents of damage or hazards were spread widely across PG&E’s service territory.



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Pamela Alley
 

Holy cow, Mark.  So simple!  Wonder if the lines are maybe too hot?  Or just nobody thought about it...?

Send the idea to...hm.  The judge in the case, maybe?


On Monday, November 18, 2019, 4:45:37 PM PST, Mark Williams <mwilli5542@...> wrote:


I cannot understand why the existing wires cannot have a low cost insulator slid over them. 
Recycled PVC with a slit on the length. Does not need to be human perfect, just flying debris resistant.

Mark

Mark

On Nov 18, 2019, at 12:26 PM, Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@...> wrote:

PG&E officials say wildfires averted thanks to shutoffs



Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)released pictures Friday of damage caused by high winds during their Public Safety Power Shutoffs on October 9.


PSPS DAMAGE.jpg

PG&E officials say the damage proves the shutoffs prevented additional wildfires from starting. During the shutoffs, the utility says that winds reached gusts of more than 50 miles per hour.

They added the peak gusts were more than 75 miles per hour.

77 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Sonoma County on Oct. 10 at 4:05 a.m.

75 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Contra Costa County on Oct. 10 at 3:20 a.m.

61 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Tehama County on Oct. 10 at 6:27 a.m.

61 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Tulare County on Oct. 9 at 3:10 p.m.

The 116 incidents of damage or hazards were spread widely across PG&E’s service territory.



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