By now everyone has heard about the electric and natural gas shortage we have been experiencing here on the West Coast. Our power company, Pacific Gas and Electric, sold off all its power plants, and the company has not built any new plants to keep up with the rapid growth of California, particularly in the Bay Area.
Last summer as the demands for power peaked, our power company started what it calls rolling blackouts. This is where the power is shut off in certain areas for two to six hours at a time. At times we would be alerted prior to the shutdown