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The state’s Public Utilities Commission has issued a temporary injunction against SDG&E’s plan to cut power to some San Diego backcountry customers on high fire-risk days, The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting.
The utilities company was set to implement its shut-off plan Sept. 1, but following today’s 3-2 vote will have to hold off until at least Sept. 10, when the commission expects either to reject the company’s plan outright or allow an amended version to go forward on a trial basis.
SDG&E’s plan has been plagued by opposition amid concerns that cutting power to rural residents could put backcountry residents at risk.