Have you heard the news? We’re not meaning to frighten you, but California regulators have approved utilities to cut off electricity to avoid wildfires. (Associated Press, 2019). If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a backup generator, then there is no time like the present, especially with the new reality that there will likely be power outages that are planned in order to reduce the risk of wildfires. According to an article published on NBCnews.com from the Associated Press, “Utilities’ liability can reach billions of dollars, and after several years of devastating wildfires, they asked regulators to allow them to pull the plug when fire risk is extremely high…The plans could inconvenience hundreds of thousands of customers while endangering some who depend on electricity to keep them alive.” Furthermore, “The precautionary outages could mean multiday blackouts for cities as large as San Francisco and San Jose, Northern California’s major power provider warned in a recent filing with the utilities commission.” (Associated Press, 2019).
Often times in life, we wait until something pushes us over the edge before we take action. Here, we have all been given a warning. Not only are power outages likely to happen to do unforeseen events, they will now be planned in the case of emergency to reduce the risk of wildfires. The devastation experienced by many due to wildfires last year and before will stay in many of our memories. Our hearts go out to the people who have suffered as a result of these terrible wildfires. Utilities are trying to see what they can do to lessen the likelihood of wildfires that may be due to power lines or other equipment.
The article continues to expand on what is likely to be expected, “Pacific Gas & Electric anticipates cutting the power only in “truly extreme fire danger weather” while recognizing that there “are safety risks on both sides of this issue,” vice president Aaron Johnson said. PG&E initially planned to de-energize power lines in at-risk rural areas but has since expanded its plans to include high-voltage transmission lines like the one that sparked the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century. The blaze last November killed 85 people while wiping out nearly 15,000 homes in and around Paradise.” (Associated Press, 2019).
As the article states, utilities will likely cut off electricity in case of wildfire danger. The question remains, if you are likely to be affected by this, what are you going to do? Are you going to seek a way to lessen the difficulties associated with no power? Are you going to try to make it easier for yourself or your family in case of these power outages? The important thing to remember is that you do have options.
You can decide to do nothing about the news, and live with the power outages. You can deal with the power outages as they come, and function without electricity and all the amenities that depend on power. On the other hand, you can decide to get a backup generator. A backup generator will enable to you to continue with your day-to-day routine without the hiccups that come with no power. It’s up to you, but you do have an option in case of a power outage, which now seems more likely due to recent news.
What does it all mean? It means that now is the time to purchase a backup generator if you have been thinking about it. Even if it hasn’t crossed your mind to purchase a backup generator, now is a good time to consider purchasing one. Now is the time to find out about our backup generators at NewGen Energy.
With a backup generator, you won’t have to worry about whether or not utilities has decided to cut off electricity. You see, with our Generac generators at NewGen Energy, your backup generator will turn on by itself when it senses that utility power has been cut off. Furthermore, it turns on by itself whether or not you are at home at the time of the power outage. Whether the power outage lasts minutes, hours, days, or weeks, you will have power the entire time. Your backup generator will enable you to continue living as you always have. You will be able to keep your food and medicine refrigerated. You won’t have to worry about your security system shutting down. Your lights wills stay on. You can wash and dry your clothes. You can charge your smartphone. You can have access to the Internet. You can stay in contact with the outside world. With a backup generator, you can continue to live your life the way you have been living it despite any power outages. You don’t have to live in a state of uncertainty, wondering when and if there are likely to be planned power outages.
Make things easier for yourself and get a backup generator from NewGen Energy. Be prepared for any power outage, no matter the reason. If you have any questions about our backup generators or what we can do for you at NewGen Energy, contact us today. We’d be more than happy to help explain what we can offer you, and what you can expect with your backup generator. There’s no such thing as a silly question. Time is of the essence, and you should be prepared. You be able to continue on with your life whether or not a power outage comes along. Reach out to us at NewGen Energy for more information. We look forward to hearing from you. Give us a call today.
Source: Associated Press. (2019, May 30). California approves wide power outages to prevent wildfires. NBC News. Retrieved from: nbcnews.com, https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-approves-wide-power-outages-prevent-wildfires-n1012271