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2019-10-10 3:14:03 AM  
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2019-10-10 3:14:32 AM  
So everybody in the state needs to suffer because they can't be arsed to properly maintain their power lines?
 
2019-10-10 3:18:12 AM  
Jesus fark. Californians can deal with it the same way people in the north deal with losing power to blizzards and people in the south and midwest deal with losing power to hurricanes and tornadoes.

Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

For the record, I'm a Californian that "might be impacted". I'll cope.
I might have to *gasp* read a farking book.
 
2019-10-10 3:19:08 AM  
Half Moon Bay checking in, lost power at 23:10 or so.
 
2019-10-10 3:19:16 AM  
They declared bankruptcy in lieu of responsibility. Seize their assets.
 
2019-10-10 3:27:32 AM  
Invoke anti monopoly, break them up into many smaller utilities.
Force them to sell 1/3rd to people / companies non related to them.
 
2019-10-10 3:28:46 AM  
Hippies won't let them cut the trees and fight each and every attempt to mitigate the situation.

The whole thing is untenable: can't win.

During the press conference, a poofy hair reporter seemed to be mainly worried about how they'll run their hairdryer in the morning.

Same reporter also asked what people are supposed to do while sitting in the dark at night?  Let's see, first, they probably wouldn't freak out as much as they would if it was night and light out.
 
2019-10-10 3:29:10 AM  

tkil: Half Moon Bay checking in, lost power at 23:10 or so.


I guess I'm lucky living in East Oakland near Alameda. Literally half my block has power turned off and my end of the block does have power:
 
2019-10-10 3:32:16 AM  

SlashBlot: tkil: Half Moon Bay checking in, lost power at 23:10 or so.

I guess I'm lucky living in East Oakland near Alameda. Literally half my block has power turned off and my end of the block does have power:


Any neighbors show up with a series of extension cords running back to their house yet?
 
2019-10-10 3:33:46 AM  

Krieghund: Jesus fark. Californians can deal with it the same way people in the north deal with losing power to blizzards and people in the south and midwest deal with losing power to hurricanes and tornadoes.

Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

For the record, I'm a Californian that "might be impacted". I'll cope.
I might have to *gasp* read a farking book.


Oh shut it.  Power doesn't go out for millions of people during blizzards or hurricanes because the utility was too incompetent to clear their own rights of way of trees, or to put fencing and landscape fabric around their transformers to keep weeds out.  Maybe localized outages affecting a few hundred households, but not at a scale like this.  Pine branches don't "blow into" high voltage power lines and cause fires, to cite an example from the story.  This is incompetence, pure and simple, and PG&E is using this event in a hamhanded attempt to create political pressure to get themselves indemnified for future fire events caused by their shiatty maintenance practices.

fark 'em.  The state should seize their distribution network as part of their bankruptcy proceedings.
 
2019-10-10 3:36:09 AM  

maxandgrinch: Hippies won't let them cut the trees and fight each and every attempt to mitigate the situation.

The whole thing is untenable: can't win.

During the press conference, a poofy hair reporter seemed to be mainly worried about how they'll run their hairdryer in the morning.

Same reporter also asked what people are supposed to do while sitting in the dark at night?  Let's see, first, they probably wouldn't freak out as much as they would if it was night and light out.


Bullshiat.  PG&E has established right of way for all of their transmission lines, and they can come in and bulldoze everything if they want to, with no recourse for "hippies".
 
2019-10-10 3:36:20 AM  

Trik: SlashBlot: tkil: Half Moon Bay checking in, lost power at 23:10 or so.

I guess I'm lucky living in East Oakland near Alameda. Literally half my block has power turned off and my end of the block does have power:

Any neighbors show up with a series of extension cords running back to their house yet?


Not unless they want their cords stolen. /Anything not nailed to the ground in this neighborhood disappears within minutes.
// I've even caught someone trying to grab & steal my Ring doorbell camera off the front of the house.
 
2019-10-10 3:38:04 AM  

Krieghund: Jesus fark. Californians can deal with it the same way people in the north deal with losing power to blizzards and people in the south and midwest deal with losing power to hurricanes and tornadoes.

Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

For the record, I'm a Californian that "might be impacted". I'll cope.
I might have to *gasp* read a farking book.


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2019-10-10 3:39:14 AM  

Trik: SlashBlot: tkil: Half Moon Bay checking in, lost power at 23:10 or so.

I guess I'm lucky living in East Oakland near Alameda. Literally half my block has power turned off and my end of the block does have power:

Any neighbors show up with a series of extension cords running back to their house yet?


You want to be careful with those.  The amperage rating of household extension cords drops with distance.  You can't just plug two 20 amp extension cords together and get a longer 20 amp cord.
 
2019-10-10 3:41:17 AM  

Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.


I am sure that everyone is exactly like you with your wads of disposable income
 
2019-10-10 3:55:02 AM  
As someone who has lost power for days due to ice storms, I second the generator idea, but I know that isn't an option for a lot of people. I would at least recommend getting one of those converters that allows you to run a coffee pot using your car. It'll really cut down on the murders.
 
2019-10-10 3:56:00 AM  

cman: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

I am sure that everyone is exactly like you with your wads of disposable income


It's not even that.  By many standards I have wads of disposable income, but I also rent in the more urban areas of the SF peninsula between SF and San Jose (and also still have power).  I'm not allowed to have combustible fuel in my apartment.  I'm not allowed to have a generator.  I don't have an option to smugly install solar as is so often smugly suggested.  I am at the mercy of PG&E unless I buy my own detached home for the low low price of $1.6 million <pinky to mouth>.

Telling people to "get a generator or some backup batteries" is either profoundly ignorant or intentionally irritating.
 
2019-10-10 4:02:07 AM  

cman: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

I am sure that everyone is exactly like you with your wads of disposable income


A small generator sufficient to maintain power to your freezer and refrigerator, and maybe a couple of lights, will pay for itself after 2 -3 blackouts that are long enough to mean you have to throw out the contents of your freezer and refrigerator.
 
2019-10-10 4:05:10 AM  

Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.


You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!
 
2019-10-10 4:12:34 AM  

DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!


Can't you just rent a refrigerated truck for a few days?  Although I suppose they're all already rented by people with your same problem.
 
2019-10-10 4:13:35 AM  

DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!


If anyone else is shopping for generators buy quality.

Or expect it to break sooner rather than later.
 
2019-10-10 4:16:08 AM  

HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!

Can't you just rent a refrigerated truck for a few days?  Although I suppose they're all already rented by people with your same problem.


Actually, how did you get your refrigerated and frozen stuff to the fair in the first place, and what are you doing with unsold inventory?  Don't you already have a refrigerated truck?
 
2019-10-10 4:19:17 AM  

AlgaeRancher: DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!

If anyone else is shopping for generators buy quality.

Or expect it to break sooner rather than later.


Yep. Honda engine, not that Briggs & Stratton shiate. Subaru also make some nice small engines.

Or, if you're going diesel, get a Yanmar.
 
2019-10-10 4:20:19 AM  
AlgaeRancher:
If anyone else is shopping for generators buy quality.
Or expect it to break sooner rather than later.


Very true words sir!
We didn't have much decision time on these units, but bought them at COSTCO so the return policy is the best!
 
2019-10-10 4:22:23 AM  

AlgaeRancher: DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!

If anyone else is shopping for generators buy quality.

Or expect it to break sooner rather than later.


Do you really think that any store anywhere near any of the outage areas has any generators in stock?  You're probably looking at dc to ac inverters at this point, to charge things off your car and maybe run a laptop.  RV stores sometimes have solar/battery/inverter kits too.
 
2019-10-10 4:32:08 AM  

HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!

Can't you just rent a refrigerated truck for a few days?  Although I suppose they're all already rented by people with your same problem.


Everything is crazy up here, we have 20 vendors who need electricity for food and it can't all go in one truck.  These vendors are not onsite during the week, they will not get here till Friday night so we have to power all the multiple fridge units.
 
2019-10-10 4:32:52 AM  
Our electricity provider flys a helicopter over the lines each year to check where branches need to be cleared. The company caused a huge fire about 8 years ago and this is how they prevent it happening again.
 
2019-10-10 4:34:51 AM  
This is an inevitable situation not created by ideology or malfeasance - and nobody's precious ideology is going to solve it. WE need to get away from generating and distributing power from centralized locations - and over time, we will, and are.
In the meantime, this is a good idea, and one we should have started doing more a long time ago.
Stop whining, blaming, and wishing for the impossible.
 
2019-10-10 4:37:50 AM  

HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!

Can't you just rent a refrigerated truck for a few days?  Although I suppose they're all already rented by people with your same problem.

Actually, how did you get your refrigerated and frozen stuff to the fair in the first place, and what are you doing with unsold inventory?  Don't you already have a refrigerated truck?


Multiple temporary walk in fridges across the whole site, everything is brought in on fridge trucks and dropped off.  Unsold inventory is given to friends, family and food banks before the due date.  That is why food can be expensive at shows, the losses of inventory.
 
2019-10-10 4:44:14 AM  

jso2897: This is an inevitable situation not created by ideology or malfeasance - and nobody's precious ideology is going to solve it. WE need to get away from generating and distributing power from centralized locations - and over time, we will, and are.
In the meantime, this is a good idea, and one we should have started doing more a long time ago.
Stop whining, blaming, and wishing for the impossible.


You do realize that the reason for most of the outages is that they're net power drains and are receiving power through PG&E-operated high voltage transmission lines, right?  "Distributed generation" doesn't magically solve the vulnerability of transmission lines.
 
2019-10-10 4:45:52 AM  

HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: AlgaeRancher: DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!

If anyone else is shopping for generators buy quality.

Or expect it to break sooner rather than later.

Do you really think that any store anywhere near any of the outage areas has any generators in stock?  You're probably looking at dc to ac inverters at this point, to charge things off your car and maybe run a laptop.  RV stores sometimes have solar/battery/inverter kits too.


You are right about the generators shortage, I drove 3 .5 hours south to COSTCO in Bakersfield and bought every large generator they had in stock.
 
2019-10-10 4:46:52 AM  

DigitalDirt: HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!

Can't you just rent a refrigerated truck for a few days?  Although I suppose they're all already rented by people with your same problem.

Actually, how did you get your refrigerated and frozen stuff to the fair in the first place, and what are you doing with unsold inventory?  Don't you already have a refrigerated truck?

Multiple temporary walk in fridges across the whole site, everything is brought in on fridge trucks and dropped off.  Unsold inventory is given to friends, family and food banks before the due date.  That is why food can be expensive at shows, the losses of inventory.


So basically a bunch of roll-off refrigerated trailers/coolers get delivered and the truck drives off, leaving your trailers/coolers connected to the grid?  I'm asking because this is a thing that I've never even thought about, but the logistics seem interesting.
 
2019-10-10 4:55:17 AM  
I wonder how many houses burn to the ground because of candle accidents while this week long mandatory power cut is in effect
 
2019-10-10 4:56:20 AM  

DigitalDirt: HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!

Can't you just rent a refrigerated truck for a few days?  Although I suppose they're all already rented by people with your same problem.

Actually, how did you get your refrigerated and frozen stuff to the fair in the first place, and what are you doing with unsold inventory?  Don't you already have a refrigerated truck?

Multiple temporary walk in fridges across the whole site, everything is brought in on fridge trucks and dropped off.  Unsold inventory is given to friends, family and food banks before the due date.  That is why food can be expensive at shows, the losses of inventory.


Also what happens to the temporary fridges?  Do they get packed down and reused, or just tossed after the fair is over?  After all things can be temporary in the sense that they're impermanent without being disposable.
 
2019-10-10 4:57:31 AM  

HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING:
DigitalDirt:
HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!

Can't you just rent a refrigerated truck for a few days?  Although I suppose they're all already rented by people with your same problem.

Actually, how did you get your refrigerated and frozen stuff to the fair in the first place, and what are you doing with unsold inventory?  Don't you already have a refrigerated truck?

Multiple temporary walk in fridges across the whole site, everything is brought in on fridge trucks and dropped off.  Unsold inventory is given to friends, family and food banks before the due date.  That is why food can be expensive at shows, the losses of inventory.

So basically a bunch of roll-off refrigerated trailers/coolers get delivered and the truck drives off, leaving your trailers/coolers connected to the grid?  I'm asking because this is a thing that I've never even thought about, but the logistics seem interesting.


That is exactly what happens, most are walk in fridge units and not trailers. We always connect to the grid, in decades of shows we have never lost power for more than 8 hours before. Ever see those trucks that say CISCO on them, well they deliver a ton of food everywhere, everyday.
 
2019-10-10 4:59:36 AM  

FleshFlapps: I wonder how many houses burn to the ground because of candle accidents while this week long mandatory power cut is in effect


It's not really a week long.  That's just propaganda.  It might be a day or two after the "weather event" ends, because the line crews have to inspect the transmission lines.  It'll be over by Thursday at this rate.  Did those winds even show up?
 
2019-10-10 5:02:53 AM  
Also what happens to the temporary fridges?  Do they get packed down and reused, or just tossed after the fair is over?  After all things can be temporary in the sense that they're impermanent without being disposable.

Well they cost between $5,000 and $10,000, so yes they are moved around from site to site for many years.
 
2019-10-10 5:08:51 AM  
HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING:
Also what happens to the temporary fridges?  Do they get packed down and reused, or just tossed after the fair is over?  After all things can be temporary in the sense that they're impermanent without being disposable.


These are not small and do not pack down.
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2019-10-10 5:09:11 AM  

DigitalDirt: That is exactly what happens, most are walk in fridge units and not trailers. We always connect to the grid, in decades of shows we have never lost power for more than 8 hours before. Ever see those trucks that say CISCO on them, well they deliver a ton of food everywhere, everyday.


More than a ton, I'm sure.  =p

Anyway, thanks!  I've been thinking about CPG problems lately.
 
2019-10-10 5:09:57 AM  
I'm glad I live in an area of California supplied by a public not-for-profit utility (Turlock Irrigation District). The TID service area is surrounded by PG&E, but not subject to the whims of PG&E and the California Independent System Operator (CaISO). They don't follow the rules set by an appointed Public Utilities Commission in Sacramento, but are controlled by a locally elected Board of Directors, that meet every Tuesday.

TID doesn't de-energize lines because it is windy, instead they perform maintenance on their transmission and distribution lines, including removing encroaching vegetation. My rates are 30% lower than PG&E, and the service is better.

While PG&E customers are worrying about loosing their electric service for days on end, I know that I will only lose my service because of a forced outage. The longest outage I have endured has been about 4 hours caused by a farmer on a tractor not paying attention while pulling a disk harrow and yanking a pole guy wire taking down a phase on the tap line that supplies about 15 houses, including mine. Usually the outages are an hour or less and only happen once or twice a year, and are caused by traffic accidents.
 
2019-10-10 5:10:47 AM  

DigitalDirt: HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING:
Also what happens to the temporary fridges?  Do they get packed down and reused, or just tossed after the fair is over?  After all things can be temporary in the sense that they're impermanent without being disposable.


These are not small and do not pack down.
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Ah, so that's like a roll-off roll-on thing.  So another truck comes to pick them up after the fair I guess.
 
2019-10-10 5:14:53 AM  
The Purge 5 - PG&E.

Seriously though, anyone see the article about the Mexican mayor being dragged through the street?  Can we do that to the leadership of Pg&e?
 
2019-10-10 5:17:38 AM  

DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!


Thanks to PG&E you might have a lot more business than usual tomorrow.

/just saying
 
2019-10-10 5:22:06 AM  

Krieghund: Jesus fark. Californians can deal with it the same way people in the north deal with losing power to blizzards and people in the south and midwest deal with losing power to hurricanes and tornadoes.

Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

For the record, I'm a Californian that "might be impacted". I'll cope.
I might have to *gasp* read a farking book.


Get a generator, says the guy not living in a fourth floor apartment, and not living pay check to paycheck so that they can afford one.
 
2019-10-10 5:23:08 AM  
America *snert*

is a *snicker*

first world country *chuckle*

with well-regulated *pffftshhh*

and maintained *[oh god]*

utilities *hehehe*

that put people over profits *bwahahahah!!!!! oh I'm crying***
 
2019-10-10 5:25:02 AM  

aerojockey: DigitalDirt: Krieghund: Get a generator or some backup batteries if you can't deal without power for a few days.

You are a bit annoying by only looking at if from one one tiny perspective.  We just had to spend $5,000 on generators today because if we lose power for more than two days we would loose over $50,000 worth of frozen food and sales. Before you say we should already have a backup plan, this is a Fair and not a permanent location so we have to rely on local electricity.  PG&E SUCKS!

Thanks to PG&E you might have a lot more business than usual tomorrow.

/just saying


Well we open Saturday, wish me luck!
 
2019-10-10 5:25:35 AM  
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2019-10-10 5:26:20 AM  

Kraig57: I'm glad I live in an area of California supplied by a public not-for-profit utility (Turlock Irrigation District). The TID service area is surrounded by PG&E, but not subject to the whims of PG&E and the California Independent System Operator (CaISO). They don't follow the rules set by an appointed Public Utilities Commission in Sacramento, but are controlled by a locally elected Board of Directors, that meet every Tuesday.

TID doesn't de-energize lines because it is windy, instead they perform maintenance on their transmission and distribution lines, including removing encroaching vegetation. My rates are 30% lower than PG&E, and the service is better.

While PG&E customers are worrying about loosing their electric service for days on end, I know that I will only lose my service because of a forced outage. The longest outage I have endured has been about 4 hours caused by a farmer on a tractor not paying attention while pulling a disk harrow and yanking a pole guy wire taking down a phase on the tap line that supplies about 15 houses, including mine. Usually the outages are an hour or less and only happen once or twice a year, and are caused by traffic accidents.


Inb4 someone comes around trying to explain how all of the above is actually extremely bad business and PG&E should actually be applauded for their "efforts".
 
2019-10-10 5:35:04 AM  

FleshFlapps: I wonder how many houses burn to the ground because of candle accidents while this week long mandatory power cut is in effect


Bonus if it's an apartment building, sprinklers might not work, difficult to reach dispatch because no one has a landline and everyone's cell is dead.
I'm really having a hard time believing they thought this one through.  It's going to cost businesses and people billions of dollars, disrupt supply chains across the country, etc...
I haven't seen such a dumb decision since Trump abandoned the Kurds.
 
2019-10-10 5:41:23 AM  

HYSTERICAL SHRIEKING: DigitalDirt:

That is exactly what happens, most are walk in fridge units and not trailers. We always connect to the grid, in decades of shows we have never lost power for more than 8 hours before. Ever see those trucks that say CISCO on them, well they deliver a ton of food everywhere, everyday.


Self correction, SYSCO not CISCO. But I did go also to COSTCO today so sorry for the confusion!
 
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