Edward Szymanski: PG&E should have done it right the first time
Planned power outages in the name of public safety is a good thing. However, let’s not fool ourselves, PG&E is primarily protecting themselves from liability.
If these outages are going to be fairly regular, then PG&E should offer tiered rebates on generators and installation on whole house systems. It probably won’t go far, but I am pro-rating my bill for these shutoffs as a protest statement. Years ago, not all power lines, but the ones not subject to difficult terrain should have been placed underground.
This reckless, irresponsible utility went cheap; it probably would have saved them tons of money in the long run to do it right the first time.
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