Summer is almost here, and San Jose stands to find itself in the middle of rolling blackouts.
Back in 2020, no less a figure than San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo blasted PG&E for extended blackouts that affected the area. After a weekend that saw much of the city plunged into darkness, the mayor stated that “the poor state of repair and replacement” of PG&E’s electrical infrastructure was the direct cause.
With PG&E taking refuge under its bankruptcy protection, you can bet that not much has changed. We should do our best to learn from the lessons of the summer of 2020 and be prepared.
Due to COVID-19, any upgrades to electrical delivery systems that were planned have fallen by the wayside. Not surprisingly, such activities will now have to wait even longer – Northern California’s electrical grid simply doesn’t have the spare capacity to go under prolonged maintenance at the height of summer.
What does it all mean for San Jose area business owners?
That comes down to one simple question:
Are you prepared for this year’s rolling blackouts?