This is what happens when companies get sued massively after a non avoidable failure.
The conditions from the Santa Ana winds are comparable to hurricane and tornado winds. Lines coming down is inevitable.
Who can blame them? If they don't shut off the power and a fire erupts, they wil be sued again and again and again.
I'm sure the governor will pass some legislation banning them from cutting the power......without ANY protection from lawsuits.
When Californians are left with NO power at all it's their own fault. Am I wrong?
That said, I'm about to file a patent for a simple device that can be installed along power paths to monitor the flow of current and selectively turn the power off to even isolated sections of power lines that are no longer inline or have fallen down. It will resolve this issue.
To clarify - I'm not a Predator, but one of my Generators IS
HarborFreight Predator 3500 Inverter