By Miriam Raftery
December 19, 2017 (San Diego) – After restoring power to residents impacted by planned outages due to high winds, some lasting a week or more, SDG&E has announced a new round of planned outages—this time, for equipment repairs.
The utility’s site indicates notices were sent to impacted customers. View full, current map of outages here; click on “planned outages” to view those scheduled: https://www.sdge.com/safety/outages/outage-map
Some are slated to be extensive; for instance, the Descanso and Viejas areas are projected to have a 10 hour outage starting tomorrow morning. Parts of El Cajon are slated to be without power for eight hours on Thursday. Many other communities are also affected in the coming days.
But some residents are asking why the repairs can’t wait. Shutting off power over the holiday season raises several concerns, including: