Tesla heads-up on pending power outage

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Not sure if this is new in v10 or if it was there before but it’s pretty cool notification NTL.
we’re about to have rolling blackouts today into tomorrow
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PG&E in Northern California is likely to shut off power here due to extreme fire hazard conditions, pretty nice that when I got in my car this morning I was greeted with a warning about it. Nicely done Tesla.
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PG&E in Northern California is likely to shut off power here due to extreme fire hazard conditions, pretty nice that when I got in my car this morning I was greeted with a warning about it. Nicely done Tesla. View attachment 29745
how far of a reach does PG&E have?
I have a trip leaving tomorrow down I-5 from Portland and thru Sacramento and over to Sonora.
Have you gotten any more specifics from PG&E on what exactly their plan is? and how this is a public safety deal?
 

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how far of a reach does PG&E have?
I have a trip leaving tomorrow down I-5 from Portland and thru Sacramento and over to Sonora.
Have you gotten any more specifics from PG&E on what exactly their plan is? and how this is a public safety deal?

I found this map: https://projects.sfchronicle.com/trackers/power-outages/

And this one shows a more coarse representation: https://poweroutage.us/area/state/california

I don't know the area, so the map doesn't mean a lot to me, but hopefully it will be more useful to you.

It's a public safety deal because after some fires were caused by overloaded power lines last year, PG&E was ruled to be liable for the damages caused by it. So rather than inspect and improve their equipment, they decided to avoid liability by turning the power off until the fire danger passes. So my guess is anywhere power lines pass through/over trees will be cut off.
 

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I found this map: https://projects.sfchronicle.com/trackers/power-outages/

And this one shows a more coarse representation: https://poweroutage.us/area/state/california

I don't know the area, so the map doesn't mean a lot to me, but hopefully it will be more useful to you.

It's a public safety deal because after some fires were caused by overloaded power lines last year, PG&E was ruled to be liable for the damages caused by it. So rather than inspect and improve their equipment, they decided to avoid liability by turning the power off until the fire danger passes. So my guess is anywhere power lines pass through/over trees will be cut off.
thanks! I've added that link to my page of shortcuts I have saved in the car!
 

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I applaud PG&E for taking a defensive posture on this issue. That said, precautionary power outages are not exempt from their own dangers. A couple weeks ago, I heard several generators in the PG&E blackout areas started their own fires. It's tough to keep everyone happy... and safe.
 

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how far of a reach does PG&E have?
I have a trip leaving tomorrow down I-5 from Portland and thru Sacramento and over to Sonora.
Have you gotten any more specifics from PG&E on what exactly their plan is? and how this is a public safety deal?
It's pretty far north, like beyond santa rosa where they already started shutting things down. It's working it's way down south to the bay area, and will start to kick in around 12:00 today through tomorrow.

Mostly based on high winds coming, they are worried of course about high winds blowing down lines
 

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looking at the map @JasonF posted, looks like the stops I'd possibly have issues at are Mt Shasta and Corning (both of their counties are showing at about 50% off line) - so plan to charge to 100% at Grants Pass... stop at Mt Shasta and if its offline, I can still get to Corning. if Mt Shasta and Corning are both off line, I should be able to get to Yuba City, which it's county currently is showing has 100% of it's customers are online.

We'll see what tomorrow looks like! this should be fun for my first trip more than about 200miles each direction and using Superchargers I've not been to (hopefully with power!)!
 
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and it does look like Tesla is showing the off-line superchargers in the car with a 🚫, so that's good to be able to see ahead of time
 

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and it does look like Tesla is showing the off-line superchargers in the car with a 🚫, so that's good to be able to see ahead of time
Yep.
Here's what it looks like (look right behind my car's position on the map).
(and yes, I had a somewhat stressful drive home that day due to the supercharger being out of commission :p).

 

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Yep.
Here's what it looks like (look right behind my car's position on the map).
(and yes, I had a somewhat stressful drive home that day due to the supercharger being out of commission :p).

I know they've shown these when a station is out long term, but wasn't sure how dynamic it is. being that most all of Napa and Humboldt counties are without power right now, it was actually a relief to see the superchargers there as off-line. lets hope over the next couple days, there are not more showing like that!
 

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Yep.
Here's what it looks like (look right behind my car's position on the map).
(and yes, I had a somewhat stressful drive home that day due to the supercharger being out of commission :p).

So did you coast home that day or detour to Hermitage? I see it was 23 F outside so it must have been last winter. I don’t know how long the Macedonia SC was down, but we were through there when it was down and it is the only time I’ve seen the somewhat nearby Strongsville SC totally occupied, plus one waiting.
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So did you coast home that day or detour to Hermitage? I see it was 23 F outside so it must have been last winter.
It was indeed last winter. And there were four of us in the car. But remember, I used to own a Nissan Leaf. I lived with range anxiety for 6 years, and learned to thrive in it! :p

I didn't bother detouring to another supercharger. I just slowed down to about 55mph. I think I actually arrived at home with 1% battery left.
 
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BTW, you get these based on where your car is *registered* not where it *is*. I got the last one in Texas while on a roughly 5000 mile road trip. All my Texan friends laughed :)

Fortunately my route back to California will involve no Superchargers in California.
 

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I wonder if the Gigafactory has a Gigagenerator.

Better. It's in Nevada. THey dont turn the power off there (and its way cheaper). None of my Nevada friends (I live pretty close to Gardnerville, NV) have solar because "its not cost effective here for residential users". (I might get it anyway when i move there someday but its true, the payback just isnt there over there)
 

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BTW, you get these based on where your car is *registered* not where it *is*. I got the last one in Texas while on a roughly 5000 mile road trip. All my Texan friends laughed :)

Fortunately my route back to California will involve no Superchargers in California.
Okay that is just stupid then. Math is hard but come on Tesla.