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UC Berkeley Was About to Launch a Satellite. Then PG&E Said It Was Cutting Power


UC Berkeley Was About to Launch a Satellite. Then PG&E Said It Was Cutting Power Last Monday, just as the workday was winding down, Paula Milano received a phone call that threw her week into chaos. Milano, who helps run the Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley, had been gearing up for a satellite launch. But on the phone now was a friend of hers, with bad news: PG&E, the power company, was warning the school that its electricity could be cut Wednesday—making the campus one of more than 700,000 customers that would suffer the same fate. The outage was a precautionary measure to keep forecasted high winds from jostling electrical equipment and starting the next massive wildfire.    More



(Source: WIRED - Oct 16)

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