Craig Harrison has lived in Bennett Valley for 20 years. Power outages have always been a part of life in the rural Santa Rosa area, but this year, they’ve become more than a monthly occurrence. Between September and November alone, the lights went out seven times by his count.
“It’s fair to say that you have a lot of very annoyed customers out this way,” Harrison told me.
Without notice, power to more than 800 households curling around Trione-Annadel State Park might go out for a few minutes or almost a full day. One October outage left over 1,200 east Santa Rosa residents in the dark for 20 hours.
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