Third power outage during heat wave in San Luis Obispo

September 6, 2022

Remaining 230 PG&E customers without power in SLO


For the third day in a row, the same group of San Luis Obispo PG&E customers lost power amid the ongoing heat wave.

At 2:19 p.m. on Tuesday, the power went out for 2,312 San Luis Obispo customers. On Sunday and Monday, the same group of residents lost power.

Power has been restored to all but 230 customers as of 4:50 p.m. The utility estimates power will be restored to the remaining users by 6 p.m.

The cause of the outage remains under investigation, according to PG&E.

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Third day in a row and they don’t know what’s causing it. Sounds like where I live power has been going out 10- 18 times a year for the last 12 years. Unwilling to upgrade the distribution equipment as the area grows or incompetence.

Fortify for future refrigeration load in this area by adding a closer new primary distribution source and then use the present Foothill circuit as a back-tie. Add a 115/12kV Laguna Substation at the entrance to Laguna Lake Park (not touching the dog park but moving the entrance). Or if you want to be cutting edge create a hybrid outdoor and indoor substation in the Promenade large commercial buildings with batteries tapping off the same 115kV lines and then beta islanding using the New Sun Roads software partnership with PG&E. This would also add redundancy to the Tesla Charging Station. Foothill Sub is swappable to either of the Morro Bay-SLO #1 & #2 115kV lines, so the new Laguna Substation should also be swappable between 115kV lines. From Laguna Substation run one 12kV feeder south along the freeway and another feeder down Madonna Rd toward the existing recloser that seems to be tripping and divvy-up the load.

I love my gasoline powered vehicles.

Can’t pump gas without electricity either.

Costco shut down again? OMG