Maybe it’s time to get that Power Wall?

According to the news, today in San Mateo County 14,766 customers may have their power shut off due to concerns that high winds could cause power lines to spark fires. Cities affected include:

  • Half Moon Bay
  • El Granada
  • Woodside
  • Moss Beach, Montara
  • Portola Valley
  • Pescadero
  • La Honda, Redwood City
  • San Gregorio, Loma Mar
  • San Mateo, Menlo Park
  • Emerald Hills, Pacifica
  • Princeton, Davenport
  • Palo Alto (not in San Mateo County?)

I’ve been putting off getting solar panels, but I’m thinking maybe the time is now plus add a power wall. I don;t know if these shut offs are going to be the new normal or if it’s just an over reaction to the recent fires? Either way, hard to get through the day around here without juice.

My other concern is what may happen to cell phone service or the internet? It seem there is some question as to whether cell phone towers or ISPs will get the electricity they need to keep the internet going. This could last a week. Wow!