Pacific Gas and Electric executives are accused in misleading investors about the company’s preparedness preparedness for pre-emptive blackouts. They faced complaints of poor planning, insufficient coordination with local governments, a downed website among other problems.
"Can Phoenix survive a summer power outage with no air conditioning?" - asked in the header of this report. Officials said 155 people died because of the heat in 2017. Although long-term power outages are rare, but some people remember when 45mln were without electricity because of the Canadian and Northeast grid collapses..
Power outage paralyzed Disney Springs. "It appears a power outage, which took place approximately at 9:30 PM, has affected the entire area of Disney Springs’ West Side, Town Center, and The Landing." - according to this photo report. In some areas, fire alarms are going off due to the loss of power.
The power failure that put ~72,000 customers of the most populated area to darkness on Saturday night was due to equipment failure. A 13,000-volt cable burned up. Failures triggered the halt of the flow of electricity to six neighborhood networks.