PG&E RECLOSERS, FALLEN TREES, AND THE WINE COUNTRY FIRES

David Baker reported in the November 2, 2017 edition of the SF Chronicle that PG&E reclosers, which are designed to restart themselves if power goes off by shooting pulses of electricity through lines that tripped off, may have contacted branches or brush starting the widespread fires. According to Sen Jerry Hill (San Mateo) whose committee [...]