Overcoming PG&E’s Planned Safety Power Shutoffs with Solar+Storage
In the Fall of 2019, over 3 million people in Northern California faced a startling realization as PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) commenced, leaving homes completely powerless for days at a time. The PSPS program was designed to preemptively de-energize transmission lines considered “at risk for failure” by the heightened fire threat due to dry conditions and gusty winds. The October 2019 PSPS events were the worst suffered in California’s history, leaving over 940,000 PG&E customers without power on two separate occasions. Electriq Power customers who have home solar+storage systems, however, were able to overcome the PSPS events by generating and storing all the energy they needed for daily use – without any disruption of power – until the PSPS period came to a close. This presentation will provide testimonials of (up to 3) customers in CA’s fire zones who were able to overcome the PSPS events with solar+storage.