Incident cost local restaurant money , highlights risk to ratepayers with medical needs
March 14, 2012 (La Mesa) – After ECM received a question from a reader about a power outage that began Friday night, March 2 and extended until Saturday morning, March 3, we contacted SDG&E. SDG&E spokesperson Alison Zaragosa initially said that all 2800 customers left in the dark were notified via letters mailed February 14 of the planned outage to repair an underground cable.
But after La Mesa Patch ran a story about losses incurred by Riviera Steakhouse, whose owner said he was never informed of the outage, other community members came forward to say that they, too, did not receive notification. So we called SDG&E again.
“We did investigate and we did miss 200 to 300,” Zaragosa told ECM.