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Power outage in Auburn CA due to failed utility equipment

h2ofun

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Aug 11, 2020
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auburn, ca
Got a friend who lives in Northern Calilf, Auburn, who got an alert they were going to do a rolling back out of him from 4 to 7. Will find out tomorrow if happened,
BUT, this early in the season. And this states wants us to use MORE electricity, and they cannot even keep it on for a 100 degree day?
 

getakey

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Jan 28, 2020
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is he on PG&E?
The Cal ISO energy supply/demand curves look fine. Way under max capacity

 

Redhill_qik

Member
Aug 16, 2020
387
287
South SF Bay, California
Got a friend who lives in Northern Calilf, Auburn, who got an alert they were going to do a rolling back out of him from 4 to 7. Will find out tomorrow if happened,
BUT, this early in the season. And this states wants us to use MORE electricity, and they cannot even keep it on for a 100 degree day?
PG&E is showing two outages in the Auburn area. One is small <49 customers and then other is medium <499 the second is centered on the Hidden Falls Regional Park.

Edit: nothing is showing as planned.
 

jjrandorin

Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums
Nov 28, 2018
11,461
13,340
Riverside Co. CA
I put a question mark on the end of your thread title, because this doesnt sound very definitive at this point. After you confirm, let us know.
 

SMAlset

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Mar 4, 2017
9,246
10,122
SF Bay Area
Yep equipment fails in high temps as well as freezing ones with Texas as a recent example of that. Nice to have the solar and backup battery in place for those times. Either temp extreme can be very uncomfortable and/or dangerous.

Ran an errand after 3pm today and car said outside temp was 95F. We have solar panels over most of our SE and SW roof facing sections and AC set to 78F Hold upstairs and 77F Hold downstairs and so far the AC has only come on twice which is confirmed by two energy spikes. We have a Dyson cool fan on (lowest setting) in our upstairs main bedroom area to circulate air and it’s been very comfortable. Was concerned how our old 5-ton split system would impact our energy storage. Course it’s still sunny at this hour (7pm) and running off solar but our 3 PWs are still at 100%. I think the shading of our roof by our panels (24 - 340W) really has a large impact on the heat felt normally in the upstairs in the afternoon. Not sure the same could be said of the solar tile roof as it’s not shading anything really.

After 7pm now and just started to dip into our batteries.
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