Battery power was lost at the site serving these areas at 1PM. PGE has updated their power restoration estimate to 4:30PM today.
Once power is restored, internet service will be restored as well.
Thank you for your understanding.
PGE Power was lost yesterday morning 12-27 at around
10AM at a mountaintop site that serves subscribers along the Ridgewood
Grade, Ridgewood Ranch, and parts of Willits. Our equipment has been
running on battery since power was lost.
PGE has an estimated time of restoration of 10PM tonight, but due to heavy snow on the mountain that ETR may be ambitious. Due to the heavy snow accumulations we can’t currently get to the site to run our own backup generator. It is my hope that grid power can be restored before our batteries run flat.
Thanks for your understanding
=== PGE Restored power at 1:30PM ===
At about 10:40 this morning PGE suffered a power outage that is affecting the Bald Hill tower site above Fort Bragg. For unknown reasons, the backup generator at the location doesn’t appear to have started automatically like designed.
This outage is affecting subscribers in Fort Bragg and North to Westport.
An update will be sent as soon as PGE provides an ETR for electrical service at the site.
With many thanks to a Robinson Creek Road resident for acting as remote hands, this outage was resolved today at around 5:05PM. All affected subscribers should be operational again. If any affected subscribers have trouble, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Robinson Creek Road is currently closed due to a rock slide and is impassable. Mendocino DOT will be clearing the road at some point and I will make another attempt to get to the site in the morning to repair.
Thanks for your understanding.
This morning a bit after 6AM a relay that serves about a dozen subscribers in the Robinson Creek watershed went down for unknown reasons. I will attempt access to the site this afternoon to diagnose and repair.
Hopeful ETR is 2PM today.
Enjoy the rain!
One of our sites on Laughlin Peak between Willits and Redwood Valley has been without power since Tuesday evening. It has been running on backup battery and minimal solar backup, but the batteries have finally gone flat this morning. Grid power is expected to be restored by 10PM tonight. I will be delivering a generator to the site later this morning though, if the access road is passable, to restore service sooner.
This outage affects some subscribers in Redwood Valley, Ridgewood Ranch, Western Willits, and Brooktrails.
This afternoon at a bit before 3PM we were able to deliver a generator to the affected mountaintop site and restore service for those subscribers that themselves had power. As of ~7PM this evening grid power is also restored at the site and no further outages are expected.
Thanks for your patience while we cut trees out of the way and slogged through the snow to get service restored (it was a fun outage to resolve).
After clearing a number of trees from a snowy mountain road, we were able to access the affected site and start a backup generator. PG&E power is still not restored and there isn’t yet an ETR being provided by PG&E. The generator/battery combo should hopefully keep things powered up until the morning when we can make another trip up to refuel if needed.