May 28, 2013

Noe Valley Power Outages

Neighbors have reported multiple power outages in Noe Valley over the last month. We're curious: is the power going out more often than the historical norm or does Twitter magnify small outages? Here are examples of some Tweets from the last few days:

PG&E tracks current outages, but as far as we can tell doesn't make public data on power outage trends by neighborhood. So we're asking for your input - send us reports of power out within Noe Valley via email or Twitter and we'll map all data. Maybe there's a trend we can talk to PG&E about.

[NVSF: Map of Noe Valley Power Outages]
[PG&E: Outage Map]


Nelson said...

It's a noble effort, but shouldn't PG&E already have this data? Particularly with the fancy smart meters? I can imagine why they don't want to share it with us.

Anonymous said...

Fog is the cause for power outages in a city famous for fog? Huh? I have lived in the same Noe location 20 years but never recall the odd brown out of the other night where appliances in the same room were both powered and not.

Anonymous said...

For those of you who lost devices due to the outages, you may be able to make a claim to PG&E. Worth a call to customer service and pursue through a supervisor if need be.

sundedevilpeg said...

PG&E blamed an outage on FOG? Fabulous. Hope ComEd doesn't get wind of that. We'll all be lighting our homes with candles in Chicago in short order!