California Can Expect Blackouts For A Decade, Says PG&E CEO
The AP reports,
The CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. told California energy regulators that the state will likely see blackouts for another 10 years like the one imposed last week that left as many as 800,000 customers without power.
The revelation by corporation CEO Bill Johnson came Friday at a California Public Utilities Commission meeting at which he said his company is trying to reduce the chances of wildfires by trimming more trees and using technology to target smaller areas of the grid when fire dangers require power outages.
But Johnson said it could take 10 years before such outages are “really ratcheted down significantly.”
When asked to comment about California’s gaining the prestigious “Third World Shithole” designation, Governor Newsom responded, “It was a tough fight, but I just received Kim Jung-un’s very gracious concession letter….”